|Approximate locations of tonight’s Uptown attacks. | BatchGeo|
Three men were battered and at least two of them robbed in separate attacks in the Uptown neighborhood on Wednesday evening. The attacks all took place within 15 minutes and are believed to be connected to a single group of four men or teenagers.
The first robbery was reported around 7:30 p.m. by a man who said four black male teenagers battered him on the street near Buena and Clarendon. The offenders then fled eastbound toward Marine Drive.
Moments later, another man was beaten up and robbed in front of his home by four young men in the 700 block of West Bittersweet. The offenders then fled eastbound on Bittersweet.
At 7:45 p.m., a 50-year-old man was beaten to the ground by the same four offenders near Clarendon and Hutchinson. He was not robbed. The attackers fled northbound on Clarendon, police said. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical center for treatment.
Video surveillance of one attack showed the offenders were all 15-18 years old. Here’s what they were wearing:
1) white hoodie, jeans, white shoes, red backpack.
2) blue hoodie, dark jeans.
3) dark hoodie, blue jeans, white gym shoes.
4) dark sweatshirt, dark jeans