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Mayor Emanuel's Oldest Son Robbed Near Family Home

By Jon Graef in News on Dec 20, 2014 9:00PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's oldest son Zach was the victim of a strong-arm robbery near the family's North Side Chicago home Friday night. According to a police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune, the robbery took place around 10 p.m., when two men approached the 17-year-old Emanuel as he was walking down the street.

One of the robbers then:

"...placed his arm around the victim's neck in a rear chokehold," and the second one struck the teen with a fist, knocking him to the ground. The robbers took the teen’s cellphone and patted him down, the police report said.

"The offenders then asked the victim, 'What else you got?' (and) forced the victim to enter his security code to unlock the phone," the police report said.

The robbers then ran away. The teen was treated for cuts and bruises on his face by a personal physician at his home, according to the report.

Police spokesman Thomas Sweeney confirmed the robbery to the Tribune. The Sun-Times reported Zach Emanuel suffered a "chipped tooth and a fat lip" during the robbery. The report says Emanuel was "treated for cuts and bruises on his face by a personal physician at his home," according to the Tribune.

Area authorities are investigating the robbery, according to DNAinfo, who also note of other crimes that have occurred near the mayor's home despite the constant security. (As CBS 2's Mike Krauser notes "Police officers are assigned to the mayor’s home front and back 24 hours a day" and that there are "cameras at both ends of the block" where the mayor's family lives.)

Those crimes include bleach-attack attempted robbery in February, a robbery in April, and a burglarized car parked near the mayor's security detail last month.

The mayor's officer declined comment about the robbery to the Tribune.

[H/t Bella]