Thursday, August 15, 2013

MONEYBALL: Gunman Robs Cubs Parking Attendant

A Chicago Cubs parking lot attendant was robbed of the lot's cash receipts around 1:30PM yesterday by a man who flashed a blue steel handgun.

According to officers, a witness to the robbery chased the gunman north from the Irving Park Road and Seminary lot, but lost the offender a couple of blocks later near Sheridan and Buena.

Witnesses say the offender was a male, black, 24 to 30 years old, tall, thin with a low haircut and facial hair on his chin. He wore camouflage pants, a white t-shirt, and had something tied around his waist--possibly an army-style jacket.

Chicago Police Department case #HW407475.

15 comments:

  1. SInce this crime spree is spilling into the Wrigley Park area, I wonder if Tunney Boy's "Walk for Jesus Against Crime!" publicity stunt had anything to do with it? Oh, I just heard on the news Tommy is selling Ann Sather's in Andersonville! Gee...wonder what's up???

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  2. I don't want to see anyone robbed at gunpoint, but we ultimately need local businesses to feel the same pain that residents are feeling. No robbery is certainly preferable, but I will take this over a resident walking down the street for that reason.

    Roger

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  3. Maybe Tom Ricketts will come to the next CAPS meeting?

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  4. Earlier and earlier. I saw a about 8 or 10 gangbangers walking down Addison towards Lakeshore Drive over the weekend in the middle of the afternoon. People had to step off the curb between parked cars and wait for them to pass. They refused to even let people walk by. Last night around 7pm I saw a couple of them stalking Broadway, openly and obviously checking people out. Earlier and more brazen.

    I have a feeling this winter won't offer much of a relief.

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  5. WOW ! Maybe if the Rickets family makes nice nice to Tom Tunny he will ask for more police around Wrigley Field........ NOT !

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  6. I can't see the Ricketts family living in some sort of fog. They have to be aware of the circumstances in the neighborhood...the giant macaroni got toppled for God's sake!

    My guess is that we'll se an epic show of force once the Wrigley expansion is underway, and if some small businesses go down in the meantime, so be it, that's more space to become a Cubs-entric establishment. I still think the Ricketts family would love to extend Wrigley Wonderland to Halsted.

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  7. Yet people complain if Tunney's heckled!

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  8. Tunney won't care until a rooftop owner is robbed, naturally.

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  9. Oh these naiive, unsuspecting tourists will be staying at Best Western and walking to the Addison "L" station and Wrigley.

    Many years ago, Roscoe had an "L station right where the Ravenswood and Howard lines split. A remnant of a wooden platform is still there. If stll around, it would even more dangerous than Belmont station is today.

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  10. The Macaroni toplling was acrime against us all. Today, we are all macaroni.

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  11. "The Macaroni toplling was acrime against us all. Today, we are all macaroni."

    +1

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  12. @Kraft Dinner

    "Ich bin ein makkaroni"

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  13. paul@justoneperson.netAug 15, 2013, 11:21:00 AM

    Oh - so I guess the police lied about more officers out on the beat as of 8/13 as promised at the last CAPS meeting? Or have I missed seeing them?

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  14. Maybe "more" is a relative term. They were going to cut police further, but decided not to, so in their bureaucratic little minds, that's an increase.

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  15. I think the Cubs should hire private security year-round in Wrigleyville which would enable the police to allocate officers to other parts of Ward 44

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