|The victim was robbed in the first block of E. Chicago Ave, near the Chicago Red Line station, police said. | Google|
A Streeterville condo building’s security guard was pistol-whipped and robbed by a group of attackers near the Chicago Red Line station early Sunday morning, police said.
The 26-year-old victim was on his way to work around 4:45 a.m. when five or six men surrounded him outside of the station in the first block of East Chicago Avenue. Police said the robbers pistol-whipped the man and took his phone and gym bag before running away. The victim walked to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.
In a statement, the Chicago Police Department’s Office of News Affairs described the offenders only as five or six black men.
Robberies in the Near North neighborhood were up 56% through February compared to the same time period last year. The 415 robberies reported in the area during 2017 marked a 41% increase over 2016 and 110% increase over 2013.
Chicago police are investigating the stabbing of a man at a River North nightclub early Sunday morning. Police said the 34-year-old victim was inside a club in the 200 block of West Ontario when a fight broke out and he was stabbed in the left leg around 1:55 a.m.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.
At the scene, an officer said the incident was connected to LITE nightclub, 215 West Ontario. Cops were looking for a suspect who fled the scene in a “boxy car” similar to a Honda Element. The offender was described as a Hispanic man with a tight fade haircut.