Monday, August 26, 2013

AFTERNOON ROBBERY: Woman Strongarm-ed Near Her Ashland Home


A Lake View woman was strong arm robbed of her purse just west of Wrigleyville, near Waveland and Ashland at 1:40 this afternoon.

The offender is described as being male, white/Hispanic or possibly Middle Eastern, in his 30's, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, with short black hair, wearing a puffy navy colored coat and blue jeans.

He was last seen running westbound on Waveland from Ashland.

The victim's handbag is leather snakeskin and it contained her passport, debit card, and personal items.

Officers have searched the area, including the nearby Brown Line station without success.

Chicago Police Department case #HW424583.

14 comments:

  1. as much as i love this blog and i read and post everyday, we the community need to step up.

    What about some sort of task force made up of some people from the police, lakeview chamber of commerce, Cubs, Tom Tunney's office and residents.

    Clearly the police and Tom think one thing and readers of this blog think another.

    We need to work together to fight crime.

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  2. Fortunately, the heat kept me to my car today or I would have been cruising through this area, on foot, after picking my kids up from school. :(

    Thank you for getting this blog going and maintaining as well as you do. I really miss everyblock and this is filling part of the gap that was left when that was shut down.

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  3. As I thought, too blinded by partisan hate to give credit to Fox News. I'm sure if it was on MSNBC you would have plastered it on here lol.

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  4. Anonymous said...
    As I thought, too blinded by partisan hate to give credit to Fox News. I'm sure if it was on MSNBC you would have plastered it on here lol.
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    Actually, Anonymous, if you had provided a link to the story rather than just rambling on and on about political stuff and how we'd never post it, you may have been able to all of us some time.

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  5. Anonymous said...
    as much as i love this blog and i read and post everyday, we the community need to step up.

    What about some sort of task force made up of some people from the police, lakeview chamber of commerce, Cubs, Tom Tunney's office and residents.

    Clearly the police and Tom think one thing and readers of this blog think another.

    We need to work together to fight crime.
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    Thank you for your support, Anonymous.

    We truly believe that if members of the community, from citizens to corporations to public service agencies agreed to stop pointing fingers and start working toward solutions, everyone would find a way to contribute. Everyone's responsible.

    As for the police department and the alderman, they know the truth of the matter. So, it's not a matter of them thinking things are different. They know. What's important is for them to understand that their constituents are adults and we can handle "bad news" as long as there is a true commitment to rectifying the problem.

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  6. Another good report on crime in Lakeview on WGN News tonight. Word is getting out with no thanks to the police bosses or politicians.

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  7. http://wgntv.com/2013/08/26/police-search-for-suspects-in-north-side-armed-robberies/

    We saw the WGN truck stationed near our home early this evening, and as they were setting up, a police van parked right behind them. The hubs and I immediately figured they would be running a report on the crime in our 'hood. Glad to see it's getting a bit more media attention.

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  8. Anonymous said...
    http://wgntv.com/2013/08/26/police-search-for-suspects-in-north-side-armed-robberies/

    We saw the WGN truck stationed near our home early this evening, and as they were setting up, a police van parked right behind them. The hubs and I immediately figured they would be running a report on the crime in our 'hood. Glad to see it's getting a bit more media attention.
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    Thanks for the link, Anonymous. CWB suggested that the "Two Thugs One Gun" offenders were back on the prowl this weekend. Good to see the CPD getting the word back out.

    Maybe the thugs shouldn't have struck half a block from the Mayor's house?

    http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/08/breaking-possible-return-of-two-thugs.html

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  9. The slow increase in news stories is the direct result of this blog and the residents speaking out. It will only get better the louder we shout that we're not letting the thugs take over our community.

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  10. Puffy Coat on a hot day? Homeless?
    Neighborhood Watch and positive loitering are effective. These thugs are cowards looking for easy licks.

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  11. Bet the puffy coat was ditched with the purse in an alley or dumpster.

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  12. Note: if you see someone wearing a puffy coat when it's 92 degrees out, run in the opposite direction as fast as you can.

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  13. Well I have read this blog for while now & I am also a police officer and have had a few incidents while living here within the last 2/3 yrs and one BIG problem is no one and I mean no one does anything for anyone else I've seen it time & time again while working or off duty tht if someone needs help that no one will do anything to try & help them or even attempt to help pretty much attitude seems to be , well it didn't happen to me & I'm not getting involved which to me is a Very sad and disgraceful attitude from not all the people But most people. And untill that changes well these trends of strong arms & robberies and all other BS will not change. Lets face it the police are out there granted not as many of them or getting the calls fast enuf to prevent anything so we all NEED to be helpful of one another especially with the police not always around or able to get there fast enuf. Call the police as much a you can no matter If you don't want to seem racists or judgemental but you know when someone or something seems a little suspicious or not right so call and give them very good descriptions. These people/groups NEED to start gettin stoppe regularly like they do in there hoods so call call & call....

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  14. Thanks Joesph, call, call & call indeed.

    Understand your hands are tied by the husters without a call/complainant.

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