Lakeview: Gunman took puppy at gunpoint, man says

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A Lakeview man told police that he was robbed at gunpoint of his chocolate Labrador puppy on Monday afternoon. No one is in custody.

The 41-year-old owner and his dog were near Broadway and Belmont shortly after 2 p.m. when the offender approached and took the puppy at gunpoint, according to the victim.

Police said the victim described the robber as a black male in his 20’s who stands about 6-feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. The offender was last seen heading westbound on Belmont wearing shorts and a T-shirt, he said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

Another daytime robbery in Lakeview

Two offenders attacked and robbed another man in the 900 block of West George on Monday morning, according to a police report. The victim said he thought one of the men had a gun when they battered him and took his property around 10:15 a.m. However, no handgun was seen, the victim said.

He described the offenders as two white men in their 30’s. One stands about 5’10” tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and wore dark pants. The other, who is about 6’2” tall and weighs about165 pounds, wore a white T-shirt and jeans.

The victim was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

New details

More information has emerged about the beating and robbery of a woman in Lakeview early Friday morning. CWBChicago told you about the crime over the weekend.

We have learned that the 19-year-old victim was visiting Chicago from her home near Milwaukee for the Lollapalooza festival. The woman was walking to a friend’s house when she was violently attacked and robbed in the 1000 block of West Oakdale around 3 a.m., police said.

A source said the woman’s injuries were “traumatic,” and required hospitalization. She lost teeth in the beating and suffered extensive bruising and swelling after apparently being struck with a blunt object, the source said.

The victim apparently moved around the area for some time before receiving help. Police and EMS responded to the 2700 block of North Racine at 4:43 a.m. on Friday morning after a witness reported seeing a woman with a bloody face in distress. That woman was never located, but the robbery victim arrived at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center a short time later, and staff members summoned police.

A police spokesperson said over the weekend that an unknown man approached the woman, struck up a conversation, and then suddenly hit her in the head multiple times, causing her fall to the ground. While she was down, he continued to kick and beat her before stealing her phone and purse.

The offender was described as a skinny black male between 20- and 30-years-old who stands about 6’2” tall.

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