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20th Ward – Safest?

From the Lake Effect News:

Stabbed On Berwyn El Platform
A 24-year-old man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition after he was stabbed on the Berwyn el platform at 1118 W. Berwyn. Police found the victim at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 8. The victim was able to tell police that he was stabbed by four men in their late teens and early 20s after a verbal altercation. The man was listed in critical condition at the time of the report.

That’s Not Funny
While walking home from work around 1:10 a.m. Aug. 4, a 31-year-old man was punched in the nose and robbed on the 5300 block of North Sheridan. The victim was approached from behind and could not tell police if there was more than one offender or provide a physical description. The robber or robbers took the victim’s back pack containing comic books, his wallet, debit card and ID. The victim returned to his work place on the 5300 block of North Sheridan and reported the robbery.

Shoved Down For Purse
A man in his mid-20s shoved a woman to the ground and stole her purse around 12:25 a.m. Aug. 6. The 27-year-old victim told police she was leaving a bar on the 5200 block of North Ravenswood and pushed her on the ground from behind. The man pulled the purse from her hand and fled eastbound on Berwyn. The victim suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Read all of Lake Effect News’ police blotter postings.


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