Man Charged With Weekend Robbery, Beating In Boystown

Sawyer | Cook County Sheriff

A Valparaiso, IN, man repeatedly punched a 22-year-old man and stole the victim’s wallet and other items this weekend in Boystown, prosecutors said.

Delonte Sawyer, 19, battered and robbed the Humboldt Park man in the 800 block of West Roscoe Street around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to charges.

21-year-old Malik Brewer of the South Side’s New City neighborhood is charged with battery in the case.

Police arrested Sawyer and Brewer after the victim’s friend notified police that the two had fled into the Belmont Red Line station.

Brewer | Chicago Police Dept

Brewer is less than a year into a 3-year probation sentence that he received after pleading guilty to two burglaries last May—one in the 1100 block of West Oakdale and another in the 1500 block of North Hudson, according to court records.


A Lakeview woman told police that she was robbed at knifepoint in the 3900 block of North Broadway around 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The offender pulled out a knife and took the victim’s credit cards, cash, keys, and Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, according to the police report.

He is described as a 5-foot-11-inch tall black man who was wearing a black hoodie and denim jeans.

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