Thursday, August 22, 2013

GUNPOINT ROBBERY HALF-BLOCK FROM MAYOR'S HOME: Possible Return of "Two Thugs, One Gun" Offenders

A robbery around 10:45PM Thursday in Lake View was pulled off by offenders whose technique and descriptions parallel the "Two Thugs, One Gun" robberies that led Chicago Police to issue a community alert for the area on August 1.

According to a police lieutenant on-scene, Thursday's robbery at gunpoint occurred on the southeast corner of Hermitage and Cullom, a half-block north of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's police-protected home.

The robbers got a way with the victim's messenger bag, which contained his cell phone.
(A) Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home; (B) The location of tonight's robbery at gunpoint.

The CPD's August 1 community alert described the "Two Thugs One Gun" offenders as two male African Americans or male, Hispanics, 18-35 years of age. In each incident, the offenders were seen exiting a vehicle prior to the armed robbery or seen leaving in a vehicle afterwards. Vehicle descriptions varied but included a red 2 door Toyota; a beige sedan; and a black Chevrolet.

According to detectives, the offenders were responsible for a robbery at gunpoint a few blocks north of tonight's robbery on July 30th.

Tonight's offenders fled the scene eastbound toward Ashland in a dark red foreign, possibly Japanese-made car. Offender descriptions:

#1) male, black, 5'10", in his 20's, beige hoodie, black pants, armed with a handgun
#2) male, Hispanic, 5'10", in his 20's, dressed in all black, heavier set than #1.

In the July 30th robbery on Hermitage, the offenders were described as two Hispanic men aged 20 to 30. One was tall, slim, and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt. The other offender was about 5'10" tall and appeared heavier set than the first offender.

The "Two Thugs One Gun" offenders have occasionally hit in sprees, victimizing 2 or 3 people per night in separate attacks. Police believe they struck several times in the Lake View area, including multiple attacks along the Southport corridor.

Chicago Police Department case #HW419678

CWB's interactive map of the "Two Thugs One Gun" incidents is online.

11 comments:

  1. You only perceive Cullom to be 1/2 block North.

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  2. thedrickster said...
    You only perceive Cullom to be 1/2 block North.
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    That's a classic!

    Thank you for the great laugh!

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  3. The victim only perceived the robbery, right Rahm?

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  4. Since Rahm himself,did not get mugged, yes of course, perception.

    Any they must have been in a an alley waving around their I-phones too, or it would not have happened.

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  5. Anonymous said...
    Since Rahm himself,did not get mugged, yes of course, perception.

    Any they must have been in a an alley waving around their I-phones too, or it would not have happened.
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    Right?

    Maybe the responding officer only perceived that the phone was inside the victim's bag and only perceived that the robbery took place on the corner.

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  6. Meanwhile the 13 patrol cars (both marked and unmarked) with the 39 officers guarding Mayor Tiny Dancer's house, were told to 'stand down' and keep watch on Da Mare's house. (End of sarcasm, kinda, sorta)

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  7. rahmulators house is ez to spot on google maps. its the one with a police car stationed in the alley.

    http://goo.gl/maps/64xOQ

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  8. I may run for Mayor just to get the police protection.

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  9. Does a "Safe Passage" route go by Rahmy's house ?

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    1. Oh God no! Those signs attract riff raff and ne'er-do-wells, Rahm keeps the death passage... Er safe passage signs away from his house

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