Tuesday, August 06, 2013

A-G-A-I-N???: Another Gunpoint Robbery Along Southport; 2 Area Robbery Victims Tell Their Tales Online

This Google map plots the locations of 3 gunpoint robberies along Southport Avenue since July 28.
A Lake View man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:45PM last night in the 1400 block of West Waveland, a few blocks west of Wrigley Field. The man subsequently told his story on Reddit.

The gunman is described as a male, white or Hispanic, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, 160-170 pounds, wearing a gray hoodie with white draw strings and dark shorts. He was armed with a small handgun, possibly a semi-automatic model, and was last seen running eastbound on Waveland Avenue.

According to authorities, the victim lost his black iPhone in a red case and $25 cash in the robbery.

Chicago Police Department case #HW395047.

This is at least the third robbery at gunpoint near Southport Avenue in eight days.

A man was robbed at gunpoint by two gunmen near Grace and Southport at 11PM on July 28.
Another man was robbed at gunpoint near Roscoe and Southport at around 11:30PM on July 30.


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Another victim of a Wrigleyville robbery told his tale on Reddit yesterday. The poster, who uses the screen name thegiggler, writes,
I'm a 250 lb 6'4" male. Having lived in and loved this city, I've come to let my guard down over time. I was jumped by 3 guys over the weekend right outside of Wrigley. I was hit from behind and knocked out, and had my phone stolen. I'm lucky to only have some head pain and dislocated shoulder. I'm a little disappointed no one even bothered to try and intervene or even ask as I was ok as I lay passed out on a corner. But such is life.
With this, learn from what happened to me. Protect yourself; know your surroundings. No matter your size or if crowds are around, please be careful and aware. I received an email from Tunney regarding a spat of attacks like this, so be especially careful in the Wrigley area.
Thegiggler's story and upwards of 100 responses are worth the read.

CWB cannot be certain of the Reddit post's veracity.

14 comments:

  1. Friggin 9:45 at night!? Unreal. That's what time I walk my dog before bed. According to the current law, I legally can't even carry a piece to defend myself. Where's Travis Bickkle? Or the Boondock Saints? Casey Jones from TMNT?

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  2. We've been talking quite about the description of the perpetrators in these violent crimes, but what about the victims? Is there a certain type/age group being targeted?
    I hate having to have my head on a swivel in my own neighborhood. Guess I'll just have to use my "common sense" and not patronize any local businesses after 9pm.

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  3. Ugh. 9:45 PM? I can see where a lot of these robbies at 2 am are when the streets are empty and the victims (probably) at some stage of intoxication, but this is pretty early on what's a pretty well-travelled street at that hour. Sucks.

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  4. Yeah Tunney must be pissed that he can't blame the victim for this one.

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  5. Southport corridor needs high power residents, media personalities, CEOs, MDs/partners, pro athletes to put pressure on Tunney & CPD to stop this shit.

    Something like this perhaps: https://twitter.com/thedrickster1/status/364767863715790849

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  6. Yes BMan there is a profile. This will never get published but the profile is "dumb ass "rich" white people walking alone on their phones"

    Their words not mine. The predators have found a happy hunting ground.

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  7. I live very close to there and was about to go out last night to get some wine around that time by myself. Than I thought of all this shit going on out here and I said to myself nah better not. Good thing I don't have an iphone. I pity the person who tries to rob me around here. I used to feel so safe around here but now I see that isn't so.

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  8. In the comments, the original poster says it was 1am.

    "I live in the area, and was coming back from a wedding reception/shower, so it was about 1am. People don't normally mess with me, and it's my neighborhood. Live and learn."

    Not that it changes what happened or lessens the crime.

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  9. In the comments, the original poster says it was 1am.

    "I live in the area, and was coming back from a wedding reception/shower, so it was about 1am. People don't normally mess with me, and it's my neighborhood. Live and learn."

    Not that it changes what happened or lessens the crime.
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    Hello Anonymous,

    There are two different crimes mentioned in this article. The victims of both crimes posted stories on Reddit.

    The first incident occurred at 9:45PM. That is stated in our report as well as in that victim's Reddit story.

    There is a series of bullet points that separates the two stories in this article.

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  10. I should learn to read for comprehension! ;-)

    Regardless, this is getting ridiculous around here.

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  11. Anonymous said...
    I should learn to read for comprehension! ;-)

    Regardless, this is getting ridiculous around here.

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    Haha. It could be confusing the way that it's posted. You read just fine. A couple of police executives and political leaders we know seem to be challenged though. :-)

    Sincere thanks for reading and posting. In all seriousness, we beg our readers to let us know if there are errors in our reports and we appreciate your inquiry. We are serious about accuracy and are very responsive to email and comments. Thanks again for checking on this. It's important!

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  12. I found your blog after the parade this year and I have been checking it on a regular basis. And have to say I am really upset, I am around Graceland. I grew up in the area and remember when people were clawing their way out in the 70's b/c it was so bad. Then watched it grow and florish to be a really fun and safe place to live, only to watch this start happening. I am really sorry for the victims and hope they feel better soon.
    But the thing that disturbs me the most is that I don't remember them going after grown adults to this extent and/or persons who are not affiliated with other gangs, that is really disturbing. Thanks for all of your work and I have been posting links to this blog on other neighborhood websites.

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  13. I can't take credit for this but...Welcome to THUGLEYVILLE...

    Alderman Tom Tunney welcomes you!!

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  14. It would be nice if the thugs started making Ann Sathers as their go-to place to gather iPhones and the likes. Maybe then Princess Tunney would realize there is a crime problem when his little pockets start to lose money.

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