Robbery Team Beats, Robs ANOTHER Man Near Grant Park

Approximate locations of four muggings near Michigan and Balboa during November. | BatchGeo

Just days after police warned about groups of teenagers beating and robbing people near Grant Park, another man last night was attacked in the same area.

Around 10:30 p.m,, a 22-year-old man was surrounded by four offenders in the 600 block of South Michigan. The crew took the man’s wallet and then beat and kicked him to the ground, police said.

Last night’s mugging is in the same area where at least three similar robberies have been reported this month.  The scenes are near Columbia College and the Blackstone Hotel, among other landmarks.

Around 9:30 p.m. on November 8, a victim was robbed in the 200 block of East Balbo, police said. The offenders were described as two black men 18- to 20-years-old, both about 5’7” tall and 130 pounds. One wore a black bandana, and the other wore a black baseball hat, according to the alert.

The next night, another victim was robbed in the 100 block of East Balbo at 9:30 p.m. Police said the attackers were described as seven black males between 15- and 18-years-old.

More recently, a group of eight to ten black males and black females between 16- and 20-years-old robbed three victims in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue at 8:05 p.m. on November 12, according to information released by police. One 16-year-old girl was arrested and charged with robbery in the case. The other offenders remain at large.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crimes to call Area Central investigators at (312) 745-6110.

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