CHICAGO — Police are investigating three apparently random attacks on pedestrians in Rogers Park on Monday evening. The group of three offenders robbed one victim and tried to rob another, according to Chicago police.
The first incident occurred in the 7400 block of North Clark between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., according to a CPD spokesperson. A 25-year-old man told police he was walking down the street when three male attackers hit him in the back of the head and tried to take his property.
Police said the man got away before the offenders took anything.
Around 8:46 p.m., a 29-year-old man sought help at a fast food restaurant after three males attacked him in the 1900 block of West Howard.
The police spokesperson said he was walking when the group struck him from behind, hitting him in the face and back. He got away and ran into the restaurant. The group did not try to take his property, according to CPD.
Then, around 9 o’clock, a 26-year-old man was attacked by three men in the 7300 block of North Ridge. The police said the group pushed him to the ground and kicked and punched him while demanding money. They took his property and fled the scene.
EMS transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to CPD.
At least two of the victims described the suspects as Black males between 16 and 20 years old. One attacker, described as heavyset, wore a yellow hoodie. They all stood 5’6″ to 5’10” tall.