Tourists’ bachelor party weekend begins with one robbed, another pick-pocketed in River North

A group of friends who are in Chicago to celebrate a pal’s wedding received a rude welcome this weekend. While partying in River North, one of them got robbed at gunpoint. And another had their wallet stolen in a bar. The wallet contained their Missouri law enforcement credentials.

But, hey, at least nobody carjacked them. Yet.

Police met with the group in their room at the Fairmont Hotel, 200 North Columbus, early Saturday. They told officers they went out drinking on Friday night and split up for a while.

One visitor, a 28-year-old man, told police he was walking in River North when three men pointed a gun at him and forced him to withdraw money from an ATM., police said.

It reportedly happened at Fifth Third Bank, 33 West Huron, around 1 a.m.

Another member of the group, a 26-year-old deputy sheriff from rural Missouri, told police that someone took his wallet while he partied at Hubbard Inn, 110 West Hubbard.

A CPD spokesperson said he believes a pick-pocket took it.

Besides getting the man’s money and credit cards, the thieves also got away with the deputy’s law enforcement IDs, according to a CPD report.

Area Three detectives are investigating the robbery.

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