Father says teenage son, friend robbed at gunpoint in Roscoe Village while walking home

Father says teenage son, friend robbed at gunpoint in Roscoe Village while walking home

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Chicago father stated his son is terrified after he was robbed whereas strolling house from taking part in baseball in Roscoe Village.

He stated his 18-year-old son and the teenager’s good friend are bodily OK, however are shaken up after a trio of thieves focused them.

The assault occurred Wednesday round 10:20 p.m. because the boys walked house from Hamlin Park on Barry Avenue as the buddies neared an alley.

“Three assailants jumped out,” stated the daddy, who didn’t need to be recognized. “They appeared to be ready for these children and jumped out and revealed their weapons and actually, actually rapidly stated, ‘give me what you have got.'”

The kids complied and the robbers acquired away with a cellphone, a pockets, and a few baseball tools.

“After which they had been gone,” the daddy stated. “As fast as they had been there, they had been gone.”

Neighborhood residents stated there could also be safety digital camera video of the attackers escaping the unsuitable manner down a one-way road.

“It is simply astonishing as a result of this neighborhood has nothing business in it and that retailer closed down, so we do not actually have any purpose for folks to be coming right here,” resident Carol Sohl stated.

Chicago police haven’t stated if the assault is linked to a rash of armed robberies within the space and another metropolis neighborhoods. However they’ve issued a neighborhood alert warning of the hazard.

In all eight robberies, which occurred between June 20 and Wednesday, there are solely imprecise descriptions of the suspects who all wore masks and every traveled in a white SUV.

“It actually makes my coronary heart sink,” resident Emily Debouver stated. “It is actually scary and I do not just like the considered that infiltrating our neighborhood as a result of it is so protected.”

In the meantime as authorities ask folks to be alert and concentrate on their environment, the daddy of the teenager stated he is simply grateful neither 18-year-olds had been damage or killed.

“That is the most important factor I am grateful for, so I am glad about that,” he stated.

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