BRIDGEPORT — A series of area robberies have resulted in two victims hospitalized after late-night attacks and two others robbed of their possessions at gunpoint, police said.
The first incident took place about 2:30 a.m. May 16 in the 3400 block of South Halsted Street, where police said a man was followed into the entrance of his building, smashed in the face and robbed of his belongings.
The 24-year-old victim was taken to Mercy Hospital with injuries described by police as "minor." Sources said the victim suffered a broken nose and two black eyes as a result of the attack.
The next night, a 30-year-old man was in the 3500 block of South Halsted Street about 12:30 a.m. when two men exited a car, badly beat him and stole his belongings. The victim was also treated at Mercy Hospital.
Authorities are also investigating a third incident that took place about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 3600 block of South Emerald Avenue, where a 19-year-old man was approached by two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts, one of whom had a gun and demanded cash.
The victim turned over some possessions and the pair ran away, police said. He was not injured.
On Thursday, a 43-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint in McKinley Park. The victim told police she had been walking in the 1900 block of West 36th Street about 10:40 a.m. with a purse full of recently collected rent money when a man approached her, aimed a gun at her and demanded the cash and an electronic tablet.
The woman complied and the attacker ran to a nearby SUV and sped away. The victim was not injured.