Person questioned in robbery of Emanuel’s son: source

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Police were on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s porch on December 19, 2014. | Sam Charles / Sun-Times

Chicago Police questioned at least one person in connection with the robbery of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son outside his Lake View home last month, sources said.

Though there has been questioning, no arrests have been made in connection with the robbery that occurred Dec. 19 in the 4200 block of North Hermitage, sources said.

About 10 p.m., Emanuel’s 17-year-old son Zach was across the street from his family’s home taking a phone call when he was robbed of his cellphone and left with a chipped tooth and a fat lip, sources previously told the Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed.

Two people approached the teenager from behind as he was walking and talking on his cellphone, according to a police report that said one of them “placed his arm around the victim’s neck in a bear chokehold.” Then, the other attacker punched Zach Emanuel in the face, knocking him to the ground, the report said.

According to the police, the teenager dropped his phone, and his attackers took it, then patted him down and asked, “What else you got?”

Then, they forced him “to enter his security code to unlock the phone” and ran off.

Zach Emanuel was left with a chipped tooth and a fat lip, the source said.

According to the police report, he was treated by his “personal physician for a laceration and blunt-force trauma to the mouth/face.”

No weapon was involved, the source said.

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