Monday, July 22, 2013

UPDATED FROM OVERNIGHT: 3 Attacks in 13 Minutes

A Wrigleyville resident reported that she and her boyfriend were robbed of a purse, wallet, and a cell phone at Clark and Cornelia by a man who displayed a handgun in his waistband, then escaped in a two-door vehicle, possibly teal in color, with California license plates.

The gunman, who was also the driver, is described as a male, black, in his 20's with corn rows, 6-feet tall, 175 pounds, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. His accomplice is described as a male, black, wearing a black shirt and red shorts. The offenders were last seen driving southbound on Clark from Cornelia. CPD case #HW387428.

A man reported that a thief took his phone and ran toward the Red Line from the intersection of Halsted and Buckingham. The offender is described as a male, black, with braided hair, wearing a black shirt, shorts, and black Air Force One shoes. CPD case #HW376425.

A robbery victim was beaten and robbed of his cell phone along Roscoe's Tavern sidewalk cafe on Roscoe, just west of Halsted. The strong arm robbery report is filed under Chicago Police Department case #HW373308.


CWB's original alert , entitled "3 Robberies/Cell Snatches In The Past 15 Minutes" follows:

One robbery at Halsted Aldine. male, black, in 20's fled west on Belmont from Halsted. Took iPhone and backpack.

Another cell snatch/robbery at Roscoe and Halsted. male, black, black pants fled eastbound


  1. I live on Sheffield just north of Belmont. Last night - in the span of 40 mins around 330 am, I saw the following from my apt:
    - 2 (maybe 3) prostitutes working Sheffield
    -1 black male checking car doors to see if locked
    -a fight between two males at Belmont/Sheffield (went out of view so don't know how bad it was)
    -1 Hispanic male opening urunating on the sidewalk
    -another group of guys dumping a bunch of liquor bottles on the sidewalk before driving away

    And this is on a Sinday night? It's a jungle out there...

    1. Can you describe the black male that was opening up car doors that morning? I caught a guy wearing a black short sleeve button up shirt with short hair and possibly a gold chain on sitting in my car around 4:30 am.

  2. I live on Sheffield just north of Belmont. Last night - in the span of 40 mins around 330 am, I saw the following from my apt:
    Now, yo know you're not supposed to be up at 330am!

  3. Doctor1963, I hope you are being sarcastic. I am regularly up all through the night working, paying the taxes which these vagrants live off of.

  4. This is why I carry a knife with me

  5. Soon we can carry guns...conceal and carry..