Monday, August 05, 2013

CENTER STAGE: Robberies Star On Broadway

A Google satellite view of the area around Broadway, Buckingham, and Aldine.
UPDATE 12 AUGUST 2013: The Chicago Police Department classified this case as a theft.

For the second time this weekend, a robbery has been reported in the area of Broadway and Aldine. Tonight's incident began to unfold shortly after 11PM as 911 callers reported a person calling for help in the alley between Aldine and Buckingham near Broadway.

Officers found a female victim in the area who said she had been robbed of her laptop by two black males, one of whom wore a hoodie.

The woman's Mac Air computer has not been found, but officers retrieved an empty laptop case from on top of a nearby restaurant Dumpster. The bag had been reported to police as a "suspicious package" around the time of the robbery. Chicago Police Department case #HW393592.

Around 3:15AM Saturday morning, a man told police that he was jumped by five males, black, in their teens or early 20's near Broadway and Aldine Avenue. The victim in that case told responding officers that he would contact them later to file a report.

2 comments:

  1. Robbery is no fun and no laughing matter.

    Keeps the economy moving though.

    You should post a photo of the dollar stores that unlock iphones for twenty bucks.

    Its almost asking people to go steal one.

    Twenty bucks for an iphone versus a couple hundred.

    Easy decision.

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  2. Philip McGregor Rogers said...
    Robbery is no fun and no laughing matter.

    Keeps the economy moving though.

    You should post a photo of the dollar stores that unlock iphones for twenty bucks.

    Its almost asking people to go steal one.

    Twenty bucks for an iphone versus a couple hundred.

    Easy decision.
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    Right on all counts, PMG. It's amazing when we see or hear people comment that the problem we're fighting is "just robberies." Just? That person has no idea what a robbery is. Perhaps they honestly do not know. Maybe they think that walking outside and discovering that your bike has been stolen qualifies as a robbery. It does not. At all. That's a theft.

    Robbery is classified as a violent crime for a very good reason. It is a ~violent~ crime.

    By the way, having your bike stolen sucks, too. No doubt.

    It's a pleasure to have you as a reader and poster, Philip. Thank you!

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