Man robbed at knifepoint near Wrigley Field, police say

An armed robber put a knife to a man’s neck and robbed him near Wrigley Field on Wednesday morning, according to a CPD report. No arrests have been made.

The victim, age 19, told police he was near Clark and Waveland when the man approached him, displayed the knife, and demanded his valuables around 10:10 a.m., police spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said. 

After getting the victim’s money, wallet, and iPhone, the offender fled westbound on Waveland. Police searched the area but weren’t able to find the robber, Bartoli said.

The victim, who was not injured, said the robber is a Black male between 20- and 29-years-old who stands about 6’3” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He reportedly has dreadlocks and wore a black jacket with dark pants that have a white stripe.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Wednesday’s robbery is the latest in a streak of violent crimes near the Friendly Confines. On Sunday, a series of armed robberies, carjackings, and auto thefts were reported as part of a major crime spree. Early Monday, video captured sixteen gunshots being fired a couple hundred yards southeast of the stadium. No one was injured.

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