Man beaten, robbed in fast food restaurant restroom near Mag Mile

The McDonald’s at 10 East Chicago in a July 2019 file photo. | File

Police are investigating after a 45-year-old man said two men beat him unconscious and robbed him in the restroom of a fast food restaurant near the Magnificent Mile on Sunday morning. No one is in custody.

A police spokesperson said two men struck him repeatedly in the face when he walked into the restroom of a restaurant on the first block of East Chicago around 6:15 a.m. Fire department records identify the restaurant as McDonald’s at 10 East Chicago.

The two men then robbed the man of his coat, phone, and other valuables, according to a police report.

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After the man regained consciousness, an ambulance crew transported him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he discovered that his property was missing, the CPD spokesperson said.

The man’s case is one of at least three robberies reported on and near the Mag Mile over the weekend.

• A teenager pushed and robbed a woman as she walked home from Holy Name Cathedral around 5:15 p.m. on Friday. The victim told police that she was near the intersection of Chicago and Wabash avenues when the offender attacked her while keeping one hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon.

She described the robber as a skinny black male between 15- and 17-years-old who stands about 6-feet tall. He wore a black and gray skull cap with a black hoodie and was last seen heading north on Wabash.

• Another woman reported being robbed in a similar way outside the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery, 646 North Michigan, on Saturday afternoon. The victim said someone shoved her and wrestled away her purse outside the restaurant around 1 p.m. She was unable to describe the offender because she was surrounded by a crowd of people at the time of the incident.

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