Boystown Man Robbed While Walking Dog Tonight

A Boystown man was robbed at knifepoint while walking his dog shortly after 5 o’clock this afternoon.

The victim and his dog were walking in the 800 block of West Buckingham’s south alley when a woman armed with a knife approached him and demanded his valuables. After getting about $200 cash, the woman fled northbound in the east alley of Clark Street, the victim said.

He described the woman as a skinny black female who stands about 5’7” tall. She was wearing a white tank top, a black bra, blue jean shorts, and she had dreadlocks.

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