The initial 911 call, which was placed around 3:27 a.m., indicated a man was robbed in an alley near West Wellington and North Sheffield Avenues.
Preliminary reports described the offender as a black male with dreadlocks.
However, after a brief investigation, a responding officer said the victim was robbed by a bald, male Hispanic wearing a white shirt.
The gunman fled the scene in a black SUV, said police.
Authorities said the robber took the victim’s keys and his wallet.
No further details are available.