Cops: Man robbed in Maggie Daley Park on Wednesday evening

Maggie Daley Park in 2014 | Alanscottwalker

Detectives are investigating after a man reported being robbed in Maggie Daley Park on Wednesday evening. The offender may have tried to rob three other people nearby just a few minutes earlier.

A police spokesperson said the victim was walking along a path in the park when a stranger approached him on a bicycle at 6:51 p.m. The bicyclist announced a robbery, pulled the victim’s arm, and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t hand over cash, the victim said. No weapon was seen.

The robber then rode away on his bike after getting about $20 from the victim.

A group of three people approached officers during the robbery investigation and said that a man on a bicycle tried to rob them moments earlier a little further south in the park.

Those victims, two men and woman, reportedly foiled the robbery by explaining that they are all broke college students.

The four people who spoke with police about the man said he is black, about 5’10” tall, and rode a gray bike. He was wearing a gray hoodie with a blue bandana on his face.

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