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Chicago Mayor's Son Assaulted, Robbed Near Family Home

The offenders took the 17-year-old's phone and fled the scene

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    Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Near Family’s Home

    Chicago police are investigating a brazen crime near Mayor Emanuel’s Ravenswood home. The mayor’s 17-year old son, Zach, was assaulted during a robbery late Saturday night when two suspects reportedly went through his pockets before stealing his cellphone. NBC 5's Katie Kim reports. (Published Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014)

    Police are investigating the robbery of Mayor Rahm Emaneul's son, which occurred near the family's home in the Ravenswood neighborhood Friday night, according to a spokesperson for the mayor.

    The incident happened in the 4200 block of North Hermitage at about 10:05 p.m. The mayor's son, 17-year-old Zach Emanuel, was walking in the block when he was approached by two unknown male offenders who grabbed him and went through his pockets. The offenders took his phone and then fled the scene, according to police news affairs.

    Zach Emanuel sustained injuries that required medical treatment, according to Kelley Quinn, a spokesperson for the mayor.

    The police cameras on the corner of the block were reportedly not working during the incident, according to a City of Chicago source.

    Neighbors said they were surprised the incident occurred on their block because they say there is always security in front of the mayor's home and in the alley. Police sources are saying the security detail did not see the reported robbery.

    Several police officers were seen on the mayor's front porch late Friday night and Saturday morning.

    Area North detectives are investigating.