Streeterville: 7 arrested in flash mob gang attack near Northwestern University campus
Written By Timothy Fitz on Sunday, June 5, 2011 | 6/05/2011 06:07:00 AM
The assault occurred across the street from the Northwestern University Wieboldt Hall campus at 339 East Chicago Avenue.
According to the university’s crime alert, one of the suspects swung a baseball bat at the male victim’s face and knocked him to the ground.
Once the victim was down, several offenders punched and kicked the man, said the university alert.
After the assault, the gang fled eastbound on Chicago Avenue, towards Lake Michigan.
The victim, who sustained minor injuries, was treated at the scene.
The incident has been categorized as an attempted robbery and the arrested suspects have been hit with mob action charges.
But what about the actual robberies that occurred in Streeterville Saturday evening? Why haven’t they been reported? Is someone trying to make this incident look like an isolated attack?
Saturday, at approximately 8:44 p.m., several minutes after the attack near Wieboldt Hall, a man was robbed by five to six male blacks on the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive.
The thieves took the man’s cell phone and his camera.
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Posted by Timothy Fitz -- Added: 6/05/2011 06:07:00 AM