Crime Report: 6.2.09

This week’s Hyde Park crime.

By Justyna Kruk

May 18, 4:40 p.m.

A man in his 20s was approached by three unknown men on the 5400 block of South Dorchester Avenue when one of the men struck the victim, knocking him to the ground. The offenders then took his property and fled. The first offender was described as black and approximately 18 years of age; the second offender was described as black and 14 to 17 years of age. No description was provided for the third offender.

May 19, 5:33 p.m.

A 30-year-old man walking on the 6300 block of South Ingleside Avenue when he was punched in the head by two men from behind. After retrieving the victim’s cell phone, both offenders ran southward on Ingleside. A male bystander who witnessed the robbery chased both offenders and took back the cell phone, later returning it to the victim. The offenders were described as black, 16 to 18 years old, and 5-feet-7-inches.