Man Beaten, Robbed At Gunpoint Near Illinois Masonic Hospital Early Sunday

Approximate location of Sunday’s robbery
A 23-year-old man was beaten and robbed by a group of four offenders near Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Lakeview early on Easter morning, police said.

The victim said he was walking in the 2900 block of North Mildred around 2:30 a.m. when a group of strangers yelled for him to stop. At the same time, an unknown person punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. Another man then displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property, police said.

After getting the man’s cell phone and credit cards, the offenders fled on foot.

The victim offered these descriptions of the assailants:

• male, black, 6’3”, green jacket with fur around the hood, black pants, armed with a gun
• male, black, 5’11”, green jacket with fur around the hood, black pants
• male, black, 5’9”, black bomber jacket with an unknown design, black pants
• No description of the fourth offender

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