Saturday, August 03, 2013

OVERNIGHT: Reports of Robberies on Broadway and Near Wrigley Field

A man told police that he was jumped by five offenders described as male, black, in their teens or early 20's, around 3:15 this morning at Broadway and Aldine Avenue.

The intersection, one block north of the 24-hour Melrose Restaurant, is home to Nettlehorst School, Caribou Coffee, and several retail shops.

Officers drove around the area with the victim, but the attackers could not be found.

Of the five offenders, the victim offered further descriptions of two. One wore a white tank top and another wore a red hoodie or hooded sweater.

The victim lost his wallet and two phones in the incident. He told officers that he would file a report at a later time.

UPDATE 21 AUGUST 2013: As of today, CWB cannot find a matching police report.

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Also overnight:

Dispatchers sent a unit to Wrigley Field where two off-duty police officers were reportedly holding two offenders for robbery at 4:40AM. No further details are available at this time.

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A bicyclist called 911 after a "group of intoxicated people" blocked the street and pushed him down outside of iHop at Halsted and Grace. The caller told dispatch that he didn't want to see the police, he "just want[s] the police to get those people," which is not easy for the police to do when a victim won't file a complaint. That's merely an idea for next time, friend.



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Big City Tap at 1010 W. Belmont near Sheffield called for help after someone nearby was pepper sprayed at 3:30AM.

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A man called 911 at 5:01AM after being beat up near Belmont Avenue and Kenmore Avenue, just west of Sheffield. The assailant, a male, white, aged 22 to 24, wearing a white shirt, light colored jeans, and flip flops was last seen walking westbound on Belmont.

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Two white males, were reportedly tagging a building in the alley behind Walgreens at Sheffield and Belmont. Police responded to the call at 12:32AM

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A caller reported a man trying to "steal a boot" off of a parked car at Broadway an Hawthorne Place around 1:30AM.

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And, finally, the manager of the Walgreens near Diversey and Halsted had to make a troublesome call to authorities after someone "took the cash register" at 12:45 this morning. CPD case #HW390929