Music Box Theatre Robbery Under Investigation, Cops Say

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Chicago police are investigating a robbery inside Lakeview’s beloved Music Box Theatre on Tuesday afternoon.

Around 1:35 p.m., a man entered the 88-year-old moviehouse at 3733 North Southport and asked to use the restroom, according to police. An employee directed the man toward the rear of the building and moments later saw the offender open a cash register near the bathroom. The robber took an unknown amount of cash, and struggled with the 28-year-old male employee who tried to stop him, police said.

The robber then fled out the back door of the theater and was last seen running northbound in the alley, according to police. He is described a black, 25- to 30-years-old, with facial hair, a black hoodie, and a backpack, according to the victim.

No one is in custody.

Woman Mugged On Near North Side

Two men beat up a woman and stole her shopping bag on the Near North Side on Saturday evening. The woman was walking on Chicago Avenue between Dearborn and Clark Streets when the offenders attacked her and beat her in the head, police said. The two offenders took the victim’s white shopping bag and then fled the scene.

Police described the robbers as two black men in their early 20’s. One is about 6-feet tall and wore a long black coat with a black and gray hat. The other wore a black jacket.

The woman was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where her condition was stabilized.

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