A man was beaten and robbed early Friday near the lakefront in the Loop.
About 12:25 a.m., the 41-year-old was walking in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive when a group of people approached him and announced a robbery, Chicago police said.
They began to beat the man and took off with $300 and a gold chain, according to police. Emergency responders arrived, but the man refused treatment.
Area Central detectives were investigating.