Wednesday, September 11, 2013

JEWEL THIEF: Woman Punched In The Face, Robbed


A woman was robbed of her money and punched in the face outside the Jewel-Osco store on Broadway, south of Addison around 10:30 last night.

The assailant, described as a male, black, about 30 years old, 5'11" tall, 180 pounds, wearing a "darkish" blue shirt, dark pants, and carrying a black backpack, may sell Streetwise in the area, according to a witness.

The offender was last seen running northbound on Broadway from the Jewel store. CPD case #HW446624.

UPDATE 12 September, 2013: The following was posted in our comments section.
My name is Jim LoBianco. I am the Executive Director of StreetWise. The agency has all of our legitimate vendor's photos on file. We have not been contacted by the Chicago Police; however, after reading this post I called the 19th District and offered them access to our database as well as our full cooperation. I do know that the vendor assigned to that location is a male, white. Nonetheless, StreetWise has spent twenty years working with police and businesses to address issues and concerns and will do so in this case should the offender be affiliated with our agency. StreetWise has zero tolerance for crime. As a frequent visitor to Boystown I am concerned about the crime rate and will do what I can as the head of StreetWise and as a lifelong Chicagoan to help. My heart goes out to the victim and I hope she recovers fully and quickly. If anyone has questions they can contact me at StreetWise, 773-334-6600.
Thank you, Mr. LoBianco for your thoughtful response and concern for our community. Your proactive approach is reassuring and inspiring.

UPDATE DECEMBER 1, 2013
Subsequent to our earlier report. CWB has learned the following:

  • The responding officer in this case twice stated that the victim had been hit in the face by the offender. The CPD police report, though, makes no mention of a physical attack. Rather, the police report states that the offender "snatched" money from the victim's hand when she tried to find a dollar to buy a "newspaper." Because the police report does not make any mention of the victim being hit in the face, this case was classified as a theft, rather than a robbery.  The reason for the discrepancy is not clear.



10 comments:

  1. Unbelievable. This is Broadway/Addison for cry eye, people all over the place! You're not safe anymore. These criminals don't give a sh** and they will attack you anywhere and anytime. It's truly out of control. The animals are taking over.

    WHERE THE F*** ARE YOU RAHM, TUNNEY AND VOULGARIS?? Oh, that's right. Crime is down.

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  2. Well over a year ago I requested that the self-checkout night clerk remove the aggressive (in your personal space, loud, foul-mouth) panhandlers from the front of that store before something like this happens. I was shocked but he did ask them to move.

    This is absolutely NO surprise.

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  3. If he sells Streetwise, then the Night Ministry needs to be made aware as well as Streetwise, but unless we have solid proof he's a streetwise, guy, we cant say anything to anyone.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StreetWise

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  4. Early, more often, more brazen. It's free sailing for these thugs now.

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  5. I hope you are not confusing Streetwise vendors with aggressive panhandlers who sell free newspapers. Unless they are wearing a Streetwise badge, they probably aren't the real thing. A Streetwise vendor is unlikely to rob customers at their regular spot. He would be easily recognizable and easy to identify.

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    1. it appears that in this case he was recognized and identified easily.

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  6. Vote RAHM & TUNNEY OUT WAKE UP! WE pay high taxes can't walk to a train the street to your front door (alley o no)and NOW JEWEL? I was doing some gardening about 10am today 4-500 Melrose I look up and a gang of 6 coming my way yelling baseball hats to the side etc. and YES BEER its 10am WAKE UP PEOPLE VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!

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  7. Recognized ??? I think so . . . Most in the area know him as " Brown Jimmie ". His known hangout is at the Jewel front lot or in the upper parking deck where he follows customers to their car.

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  8. If you were to listen to Police radio traffic on any given day, it makes me feel bad for those that must shop anywhere east of Sheffield/Sheridan. Security details for Jewel call almost twice daily. I for one will go out of my to have groceries delivered, shop over on Southport, or just go elsewhere to a place I don't have to put up with this garbage. Add that to the fact that I will now never venture east for a beer, dinner, or anything else. Because it's JUST NOT SAFE. DO YOU HEAR ME BUSINESS OWNERS??
    I'm relatively new to this neighborhood, and I'm quite sick of it after a year. I can deal with the Cubs, their fans, the litter, but I can't deal with armed thugs owning the nights of my neighborhood. This is unacceptable. Find some cops that have the stomach to fight the good fight, and not "massage" statistics. Numbers don't lie, but only liars use numbers.

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  9. My name is Jim LoBianco. I am the Executive Director of StreetWise. The agency has all of our legitimate vendor's photos on file. We have not been contacted by the Chicago Police; however, after reading this post I called the 19th District and offered them access to our database as well as our full cooperation. I do know that the vendor assigned to that location is a male, white. Nonetheless, StreetWise has spent twenty years working with police and businesses to address issues and concerns and will do so in this case should the offender be affiliated with our agency. StreetWise has zero tolerance for crime. As a frequent visitor to Boystown I am concerned about the crime rate and will do what I can as the head of StreetWise and as a lifelong Chicagoan to help. My heart goes out to the victim and I hope she recovers fully and quickly. If anyone has questions they can contact me at StreetWise, 773-334-6600.

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