Sunday, September 22, 2013

BOYS WILL BE BOYS: Young Offenders Stir Up All Kinds of Trouble

Around 12:30 this morning, a resident in the 3700 block of N. Wilton reported that a man was hiding under their back porch. The man had broken the home's exterior lights. Witnesses report that the man, described as black, in his late teens, 5'6" tall, wearing a red hoodie, plaid shorts, and a black/gray backpack, was last seen walking southbound in the alley toward the Addison Red Line station.
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Three offenders wearing ski masks entered The Houndry pet sitting shop at 3945 N. Sheridan shortly after 10PM Saturday night, grabbed the sole employee by the neck, displayed a semi-
automatic handgun, and ran off with her green backpack, which contained her day planner and wallet.

The offenders, described only as male and black, were last seen running southbound in the alley behind Fremont Street.

Some officers thought that the robbery style sounded similar to the technique used in a Lincoln Park home invasion around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. A male, black, 17 to 18 years old, 5'6" tall, 150 pounds, wearing dark clothing pulled a handgun and entered a home in the 1500 block of W. Fullerton Avenue. Once inside, the robber hit the victim in the head with a black knife and stole several thousand dollars in cash, according to police. Case #HW461806.
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It was kid versus kids in an armed robbery at 7:15 Saturday evening in the North Center neighborhood.

A 13-year-old boy was robbed at knifepoint of his cell phone by three slightly older boys, according to witness statements. The robbery took place near Revere Park in the far reaches of the 19th district.

Two Hispanic male teen offenders pedaled away on bikes. A third offender, described as a black male teenager who pulled a maroon hoodie over his face, fled on foot. One of the Hispanic offenders had the boy's white iPhone.

Youthful optimism caught up with the little thugs, though, who apparently have not learned the importance of powering off stolen phones to prevent tracking.

An officer broke out her personal iPhone and tracked the victim's phone to the area of Montrose and Elston, where at least two of the klepto kids were cuffed and hauled away.

Chicago Police Department case #HW461664.

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