2 migrants have been robbed outside Chicago shelters since Tuesday: CPD reports

CHICAGO — While some 11,000 migrants have arrived in Chicago, hoping to find a better life, some are experiencing the “other side” of our fair city. At least two migrants have been robbed on the streets near their temporary shelters in the past week.

On Tuesday, July 18, a 25-year-old migrant was robbed at gunpoint outside a shelter in the 2000 block of South Racine. Five robbers arrived in a dark blue Hyundai Elantra and got out to confront the victim around 10:10 p.m., according to a CPD report.

Someone threw a brick at the robber’s car, shattering its rear driver’s side window, which caused the offenders to jump back in the vehicle and flee, police said.

Another migrant was robbed Saturday night outside the shelter operating in the former Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2641 South Calumet.

The victim, 35, was walking down the street when two robbers jumped out of a car around 10:30 p.m., police said. The offenders hit the victim, took his property, and fled.

A source familiar with Saturday’s incident said the victim was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before police were contacted.

No arrests have been made in either case.