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Sports Car-Driving Teens Rob And Pistol-Whip Wicker Park Man

By Alisa Hauser | April 19, 2017 6:20pm | Updated on April 20, 2017 9:47am
 Police say a 41-year-old man was robbed and beaten on this block early Wednesday.
Police say a 41-year-old man was robbed and beaten on this block early Wednesday.
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WICKER PARK —  A 41-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint by two teenagers early Wednesday near the intersection of Leavitt and Caton streets, and one of the attackers used a gun to hit the man in the head and mouth, police say.

According to Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago Police spokeswoman, the man was walking on a sidewalk in the 1700 block of North Leavitt Street between 2:15 and 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when two men approached him from behind, pulled a gun and told him they were robbing him.

Tannehill said the teens took the man's belongings and pistol-whipped him in the mouth and head. He was hurt, but did not need to be hospitalized.

The robbers were described as black males between 14 and 16 years old.

The older looking teen who was armed with a gun was around 5-foot-10, 220 pounds, with short hair. The younger teen was about 5-foot-8 and 100 pounds, Tannehill said.

No one is in custody and Area North detectives are investigating, Tannehill said.

The victim's roommate warned community members about the incident on a neighborhood Facebook page and said that the thieves used her roommate's credit card at a Shell station after the robbery.

At a community policing meeting in the library at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Wednesday night, Sgt. Adam Henkels told residents that the older of the two offenders wore a white shirt and black shorts. Both men fled in a sports car that looked like a Corvette or Camaro, according to the victim.