He retired last year and moved back to Chicago. Back to Boystown.
Then, around 12:30 this morning, less than a block from his front door, he became our much-changed neighborhood’s latest robbery victim.
Three attackers jumped him outside of 711 West Melrose, between Halsted and Broadway. They beat him up, took his wallet and phone, then fled toward the Boystown bars.
A few minutes later, a passer-by saw him on Broadway—blood flowing from his forehead—and called the police.
As the 60-something victim was being cleaned up by a Chicago Fire Department ambulance crew outside of a nearby Walgreens, cops were working to find the people who did this. And they succeeded.
Three suspects detained outside of The Sports Corner bar, across from Wrigley Field, are in custody now. The robbery proceeds were recovered from them, a source said.
Police are seeking charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated battery of a senior citizen.
CWB Chicago is withholding the suspects’ names until charges are approved.