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Man Mugged At Gunpoint On Balmoral In Andersonville

gun-1Around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, a man was mugged on the 1400 block of W. Balmoral. The man was walking home from a party at Jerry’s sandwiches, 5409 N. Clark.

According to Chicago police, the attacker got out of a car and punched the man knocking him to the ground. He then put a gun to his cheek and demanded money. When they discovered the victim had no cash, the attackers fled the scene.

The victim, 40-year-old Trey Elder, walked away without any serious injuries. He talked with DNAinfo about the crime saying, “It sucks that it happened, but it could’ve been way worse. They could’ve shot me. I could be in the hospital and need reconstructive surgery on my face. In that situation I came out pretty lucky, they didn’t get anything. I’m just like sore… and mad.”

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