Sunday, September 22, 2013

BUSTED IN LAKE VIEW: Teen Trio Busted For Series Of Lake View Attacks

Greed and good police work caught up with a group of offenders who pulled off three robberies in 45 minutes Saturday night.

Three offenders were positively identified and taken into custody. Details:

Waveland and Greenview: Beating, Robbery
The first call for help came around 11:20PM last night from a man who was chased in the area of Waveland and Greenview by a group of three teens wearing hoodies. When the victim tripped and fell, the three offenders collectively beat him and took his valuables. The three offenders were described as:
1-male, black, wearing a white hoodie with a pattern
2-male, black, wearing a gray hoodie
3-male, black, wearing a black hoodie
This incident is recorded as a strong arm robbery in CPD case #HW461881.

1700 block of West Melrose: Beating, Robbery At Gunpoint
About 20 minutes after the first incident, the crew apparently struck again about one mile away.

Last night's 3 robberies are plotted on this Google Map.
The victim in this case was beaten and robbed at gunpoint by two black males who appeared to be between 13 and 16 years of age. The older offender wore a black hoodie. Case #HW461965

School and Wolcott: Robbery 
Eight minutes after the Melrose robbery, a third victim was attacked at 3300 N. Wolcott. A 911 caller reported that his son was robbed at gunpoint by five black males. One offender, who wore a gray sweater or hoodie, was seen walking toward Addison from the crime scene. Case #HW461924

Capture
By this time, the west Lake View area had been flooded with police officers and the thugs had met their match.

The first break came when tactical officers chased two suspects on foot from Wolcott and Addison. An officer caught up with the first thug in the 1800 block of Addison and the second was caught moments later in the 1800 block of Eddy.

The hunt continued. Within a couple of minutes, an officer who had staked out the Addison Brown Line station spotted a teenager who matched witness descriptions. The teen was taken into custody at the station.

All three of these individuals were positively identified by witnesses and/or victims. Officers believe that some additional offenders may have eluded their dragnet.

There were no indications of a firearm recovery.

Thank you, officers, for another job well done.

10 comments:

  1. The commander will never thank them but berate his people more because they aren't doing enough to make him look good in the public's eye. I wonder if he realizes just how hard these cops are working.

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  2. Anonymous said...
    The commander will never thank them but berate his people more because they aren't doing enough to make him look good in the public's eye. I wonder if he realizes just how hard these cops are working.

    Sunday, 22 September, 2013
    Ongoing problems in 019 District with supervisors berating people and acting like jerks. Disbanding of tact teams is an example. This is not in the interest of public safety.

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  3. Too bad these thugs mug shots can't be posted.

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  4. Anyone know what happened around midnight last night at Addison and roughly damen?? I saw at least a dozen cop cars race to that area with their sirens blazing... Have never seen that many cops race to an area before. It was kind of by the brown line. Thanks!

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    Anyone know what happened around midnight last night at Addison and roughly damen?? I saw at least a dozen cop cars race to that area with their sirens blazing... Have never seen that many cops race to an area before. It was kind of by the brown line. Thanks!

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    This story tell you all about it, Anonymous.

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  6. Hopefully, this was the trio involved in some of the robberies earlier his week.

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  7. Anonymous said...
    Hopefully, this was the trio involved in some of the robberies earlier his week.
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    Absolutely. We're wondering if these are the remnants of the 6-person crew that worked the area last weekend. Possible that some still remain at large.

    Nice work by the officers. Too bad we don't have enough cops to launch this kind of appropriate response to all street robberies. THAT would put an end to the nonsense.

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  8. @Anonymous, not sure what would be the point of mug shots being posted AFTER they've already been caught. Would be much better to think about what can be done to stop more of this from happening.

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  9. No, mugshots are always a welcome addition after a successful capture.

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  10. Anonymous said...
    @Anonymous, not sure what would be the point of mug shots being posted AFTER they've already been caught. Would be much better to think about what can be done to stop more of this from happening.

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    Mug shots are helpful because odds are these guys will be back on the streets in days/weeks/months and we as a community would know to keep an eye out for them to help prevent future crime.

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