Saturday, September 28, 2013

BEATEN, SENSELESS: Belmont Thugs Get $25 In 3-on-1 Attack

A man was beaten and robbed by three offenders outside of Berlin nightclub, 954 W. Belmont, near the Belmont Red Line station at 7:30 Saturday evening.

After severely beating the man, the three offenders made off with his wallet, which contained a grand total of $25.

The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Witness descriptions of the three offenders are:
1-male, black, 24, 6-feet tall, 175 pounds, blue jacket, and jeans. He was last seen boarding a train at the Belmont Station. 
2-female, black, 18-20 years old, 5'4" to 5'5" tall, skinny, wearing a blue tank top. Last seen walking eastbound on Belmont toward Clark Street. 
3-female, black, 18-20 years old, 5'4" to 5'5" tall, wearing a red shirt and green shorts. She was also last seen walking eastbound on Belmont.
Officers stopped two women who almost perfectly match the descriptions of the female offenders in the west alley behind Buckingham and Halsted. CPD contact cards were completed and the women were allowed to go on their way.

The attack is recorded as a strongarm robbery under case #HW471490.


  1. From SecondCityCop:

    "The ABC7 I-Team has learned that one of Chicago's most popular entertainment corridors is getting some special police attention, and it's a direct result of the violence that followed the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory.

    The nastiness on North Clark that night the Blackhawks won the cup marred an otherwise spectacular sports event. But now because of the violence of June 24, Chicago police will be putting their foot down, literally, with the addition of an old fashioned walking patrol on Clark Street.

    The newly-deployed cop on Clark started last week and will be assigned to a foot patrol every evening."
    So let's get this straight:
    The Blackhawks win the Cup on 24 June;
    The I-Team reports on 26 September that this foot patrol began last week

    So what has been happening in the intervening 3 months? Have Hawks fans been allowed to run rampant across the 019 District, breaking windows, looting stores, snatching iPhones and beating the alternative lifestyle community?

    And if you read closely, this isn't some massive show of force by the CPD - it's a single foot officer. ONE. To prevent all of the ensuing mayhem that has devastated the 019 community these many months.

    Are Chuck's editors asleep at the wheel again?

  2. "Are Chuck's editors asleep at the wheel again?"

    The Lakeview area is one of many entities vying for the attention of Chuck Goudie and other reporters and their news stations. I've noted before that TV news stations in particular are ultimately more interested in ratings than the problems they spotlight.

    That said, community focus for getting attention to the rampant crime in Lakeview should be on the police and alderman and mayor. This blog has done more toward that end than Chuck Goudie could ever hope to.

  3. "Journalism" has got to be one of the lowest forms of careers in the career chain now since they haven't done any actual reporting in years. It's sad that mainstream media can no longer be relied upon for any form of truth telling let alone investigative reporting.

    1. No worries, I've noticed NO ONE actually believes news reports when they use things like "crime is down" in a report followed by "despite (insert a bunch of crimes that just took place)". The internet has changed the way journalism is looked at. Now, a reporter can say one thing, but theres a hundred different videos, blogs, etc, that say other wise. No one around the city believes what BS statistics the news and city officials are pumping about Lakeviews robberies, just like no one believes all that "perception" hype about 5 people being shot everyday in Chicago. There will be a time when those will have to eat their words

  4. This makes my blood boil. Tunney should be in Superintendent McCarthys office monday morning demanding foot Cops be placed on Belmont. What is it going to take, angry villagers carrying torches like an old Frankenstien movie ???

  5. Are you serious?? Where the hell was the patrol car that is at Belmont and Sheffield? Were they not even there? What is wrong with this district the police lost control of the streets.

  6. My goodness, do you all know the danger I was in this weekend?