While you were sleeping...
Written By Chicago News Report on Friday, July 27, 2012 | 7/27/2012 05:45:00 AM
Here's a rundown of the known robberies and assaults that occurred overnight in Lincoln Park, Lakeview/Boystown, and Rogers Park.
1:54 a.m. -- At least two people were robbed at gunpoint by the same two offenders in Chicago's Far North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, said police.
Two black males, believed to be approximately 18-years-old, mugged one victim near the intersection of Glenwood and Arthur Avenues.
A few minutes later, the thieves robbed a second victim on the 6400 block of North Wayne Avenue, near Wayne and Arthur, said police.
All together, the robbers stole a total of $550 from their victims and a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, according to authorities
One offender had very short hair and the other thief had short dreadlocks.
At one point, authorities had a possible suspect in an alley behind the 1200 block of West Arthur Avenue, but at the time of this report, it was unclear if any arrests had been made.
2:29 a.m. -- A man was badly beaten in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The battery occurred on the 2700 block of North Sheffield Avenue, between Diversey and Schubert.
The initial police dispatch report indicated seven to eight males attacked the victim.
Subsequent information identified the assailants as several male Hispanics in their 20s, who fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.
Police offered little information regarding the victim's condition, but one officer said the injured man was in no shape to identify his attackers.
Between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. -- A woman was attacked along the lakefront on the city's North Side, said police.
The incident happened in Lakeview on the 3600 block of North Lake Shore Drive; presumably, in the vicinity of the Waveland Park Softball Fields and the Waveland Park Tennis Courts.
Citing police dispatch reports, a male Hispanic offender struck the woman in the face with a bottle.
The injured woman was transported to Thorek Hospital, 850 West Irving Park Road... where another Hispanic male, whom police identified as the woman's boyfriend, was later thrown out of the hospital by security.
The ejected man later called police claiming security assaulted him.
2:43 a.m. -- In Rogers Park, a man was robbed near the intersection of North Sheridan Road and West Pratt Boulevard.
Two black males approached the victim on the street, implied they had a gun, and stole the victim's wallet and a black iPad Touch, said police.
Both suspects are in their 20s and were wearing all black clothing.
Investigators said one robber was wearing black shorts with white trim.
3:07 a.m. -- According to police communications, a man was punched in the head and robbed on the 900 block of West Newport Avenue, in the city's Lakeview community.
Two black males in their 20s, both approximately 5'6" to 5'8", attacked a man and stole $120 and a cell phone, said authorities.
One offender's hair was braided and he was wearing a red T-shirt and dark-colored pants.
At 3:27 a.m., police stopped a possible suspect at Belmont and Sheffield, but when they brought the possible suspect back to the crime scene, the victim said his attackers were much shorter.
4:25 a.m. -- Early Friday morning, police were investigating an attempted strong arm robbery in Boystown.
Two black males in their 20s approached a man near Halsted and Melrose, said police.
The offenders tried to rob the man, but they were unsuccessful, said authorities.
One would-be robber was wearing a red, Lacoste tank top and jean shorts. The other suspect was dressed in a white top and jean shorts.
After the attempted robbery, both men fled southbound on North Halsted Street.
5:08 a.m. -- A robbery was reported at a North Side bathhouse.
According to police dispatch reports, a male patron was robbed inside Steamworks at 3246 North Halsted Street, in Boystown.
As of 5:37 a.m., there were no further updates regarding the alleged robbery at the private men's club.