Two robberies have been reported in the past week near the intersection of School and Kenmore in Lakeview, according to Chicago police. Three offenders attacked the first victim last Thursday evening and at least four attackers jumped the second victim on Wednesday morning, according to reports. No one is in custody.
In the first case, a 44-year-old man told police that he was walking on the 1000 block of West School around 8:20 p.m. when two men and a woman struck him in the head from behind with an object of some kind. The trio then tried to take the victim’s wallet, but they were not successful, according to a police spokesman.
The victim declined medical attention. He described the offenders only as two black males and a black female who fled eastbound on School from Kenmore.
Then, around 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday, a man called 911 to report that he had been beaten up and robbed of $300 by four to six men on the 1000 block of West School. An ambulance was summoned to treat the man, but a police spokesperson said he decided against filing a robbery report with CPD.
The victim said he thought the offenders may have been a group of guys that he hung out with earlier at a nearby bar.