Group Beats 52-Year-Old Man Near Boystown Walgreens

Three people are in custody after a 52-year-old man was beaten with a bike lock during an altercation and possible robbery outside of a Walgreens in Boystown early Monday, according to witnesses and police.

Police said the victim was locking his bike to a rack outside the store at 3201 North Broadway when four offenders started a “verbal altercation” around 2:30 a.m.

The group surrounded the man, threatened him, and then began to beat him, according to a police department spokesperson. A witness reported that a bike lock was used in the beating. Responding police officers summoned an ambulance to treat the victim who was bleeding from the head.

The spokesperson this morning said that “a series of events” led to the arrests of three offenders and full details of the event are pending.

Area North detectives are actively investigating the case. CWBChicago will update this story as more information becomes available.

Support CWB’s original reporting to receive members-only analysis and services year-round. Subscriptions start at $49 a year or $5 a month. You can also one-time donate an amount of your choosing. Click here — and THANK YOU!

Email      Facebook       Twitter       YouTube
About CWBChicago 4275 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is