Robbers attacked man as he walked dog near Mag Mile, police say

A Streeterville man was attacked by four offenders as he walked his dog near the Magnificent Mile on Monday night, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim, age 29, was walking eastbound on the first block of East Oak Street when a group of four men attacked him from behind around 11:01 p.m., according to CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli. 

One of the attackers pushed the man into a wall, displayed a handgun, and demanded his money and his property, Bartoli said. But the victim didn’t have anything of value, and the men ran away — two headed eastbound on Oak and the other two went westbound.

The offenders are described as Black males between 20- and 30-years-old who stand 5’10” to 6’2” tall and weigh 145 to 180 pounds. Bartoli said the gunman wore a black t-shirt and had long dreadlocks.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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