Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son’s strongarmed robbery report

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Zach Emanuel congratulates his father Rahm Emanuel after the Mayor took the oath of office in this May 2011 file photo| (Jean Lachat/Sun-Times)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 17-year-old son was asked “What else you got?” after his iPhone 5s was stolen during a robbery near the mayor’s home last month, according to a three-page police report about the incident released this weekend.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has said he’s reviewing security around the mayor’s home in the wake of the mugging, which happened around 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 19 in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

The mayor’s security detail was on duty at the time, and there are surveillance cameras on the mayor’s block and at a nearby CTA Brown Line station. But McCarthy said during a news conference Monday that the security detail didn’t see the incident and “those cameras did not help us in this investigation yet.”

Zach Emanuel said he was on the phone when two men, both 18 to 20 years old, approached him from behind on a sidewalk in the 4200 block of North Hermitage.

A suspect described as 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11 and weighing between 160 and 165 pounds “placed his arm around the victim’s neck in a rear choke hold” when a second suspect described as 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11 “stuck the victim about the face with a closed fist, knocking the victim to the ground,” according to the police report.

After taking the phone, the suspects “then asked the victim ‘What else you got?'” before running south on Hermitage.

Police described both men as wearing “black dark” jackets and pants. There is no information about the suspects’ race.

The mayor, who went on vacation with his family after the robbery and only recently returned home, has yet to publicly comment on what happened.


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