A man from out-of-state was abducted at gunpoint in Boystown by two men who robbed and carjacked him before dumping him in Auburn Gresham on Christmas Eve, according to Chicago police
The 26-year-old told police he was walking near Halsted Street and Cornelia Avenue in the heart of Boystown when two men wearing dark clothing and ski masks confronted him with a handgun around 10 p.m. Saturday, a Chicago police spokesperson said. Both offenders demanded the man’s property and forced him to get into his 2021 Kia, which was parked on Cornelia just across from Hydrate nightclub, a police report said.
“A fight broke out inside the victim’s car while the men drove away with him inside the Kia, according to the police spokesperson. The robbers stopped at an ATM and forced the victim to withdraw money, and they eventually dropped him off in the 8300 block of South Kerfoot.
In July of 2022 a two-hour violent crime spree hit Boystown. According to police information, one victim was severely beaten, another was carjacked, and at least four street robberies were reported in the Halsted nightlife district.
And you thought your Christmas was bad.