Man killed during Chinatown robbery

July 4, 2010 6:04:37 AM PDT
A man was killed Saturday morning during a robbery in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood in the 200-block of West 23rd Street.

It happened just after 1 a.m.

According to police, the victim and another person had just gotten off a casino bus and were walking down 23rd Street when they were robbed and attacked by a male suspect.

Some in the neighborhood say it's part of a disturbing trend.

"In the recent weeks we had a lot of armed robbery in the Chinatown neighborhood, mostly happening in the hours between midnight and 5 a.m.," said Dr. Kim Tee, Chairman of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago.

Police are searching for a suspect.

Chinatown community leaders say they have formed a committee to work with the police department in combating neighborhood crime.


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