Friday, September 13, 2013

NEARBY: Mom With 2-Year-Old Robbed @ Knifepoint

A Lake View woman was robbed at knifepoint in her garage as her 2-year-old child looked on shortly after 9PM Friday evening. The offender broke out the woman's car window in the process of robbing the victim of her cash.

The drama unfolded in the alley behind the 1500 block of Byron Street. After the robbery, the victim locked herself and her child inside of their garage until police arrived.

The suspect was last seen heading eastbound in the alley from the crime scene.

He is described as a male, black in his late 30's, 5'7" tall, 150 pounds, with glasses and a close-cropped haircut. He was dressed in all black clothing and carried a black back pack.

CPD case #HW450932

Had enough? Be heard. Start by signing the Citizens For A Safer Lakeview's online petition.

15 comments:

  1. This is ridiculous, I live right near here and walked through the alley on the north side of the 1500 block of Byron and walked in my door at 8:55pm. I was with my husband and we were pushing our small kids in the double stroller. This has to stop, these criminals are so brazen. This combined with the woman mugged recently at Waveland and Ashland and the nannies robbed leaving Juniper Park constantly has me looking over my shoulder.

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    1. This occurred approx. five-six blocks from rahm's house. The tact team had a possible a little bit later, but I don't know what the final outcome was. The victim was asked to id a possible offender earlier, but she said it wasn't the guy.

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  2. Anonymous said...
    This is ridiculous, I live right near here and walked through the alley on the north side of the 1500 block of Byron and walked in my door at 8:55pm. I was with my husband and we were pushing our small kids in the double stroller. This has to stop, these criminals are so brazen. This combined with the woman mugged recently at Waveland and Ashland and the nannies robbed leaving Juniper Park constantly has me looking over my shoulder.

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    Wow, what a close call. Glad to hear that you and your family made it to your destination safely. This robbery took place in the north alley.

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  3. For anyone who owns a home in LV, are you feeling like I am? Like in another year or two we'll be holding Detroit or Gary-value property? I can't believe this area is going to hell so fast. I wonder if this is how it starts in all of the midwest cities that have gone to pot - I suppose that Chicago is pretty much the only exception, considering the state of midwest cities in general. Sad. Hope this turns around in a year and we look back on it as a rough patch....

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    1. Not likely, look at the southwestern suburbs and towns like munster in Indiana. Once nice areas are plagued with these thug youth and the towns become unliveable. Harvey in 1983 was a middle class train town of split level homes and families. Look at it now

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  4. "Like in another year or two we'll be holding Detroit or Gary-value property?"

    And the Rickett family and their cronies will buy everything up for pennies on the dollar and turn the whole fucking place into Wrigley Wonderland...then the city will drop the hammer of the gods and poof goes the crime problem.

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  5. This has to be one of the worst stories I have read on this blog since I have been reading it. As the parent of a 2 year old and a 9 month old baby I can't even imagine the sheer terror this mom went through. I'm sure this story is going to upset a lot of people and they will post a comment here about how pissed they are and then they'll move on. That's no longer good enough! People need to quit bitching about this and actually do something. As I mentioned, I have two kids, very little free time but I have dedicated what time I have to helping to do something about our neighborhood. As long as I live in this rapidly deteriorating neighborhood, I plan on fighting for my wife and kids to try to make this a better place to raise a family. What can you do? Start by going to the CAPS meetings. Yes, they are many times propaganda-filled wastes of time but you meet great neighbors who are just as pissed as you and who are at least trying to do something. As a result of reading this blog and attending these meetings, I have met some extremely intelligent and dedicated folks. We have formed a group called Citizens For A Safer Lakeview that organized the petition that is linked on this site. We don't have nearly as many signatures as we had hoped for but there are some amazing comments on the petition from people in the neighborhood describing the terror they go through on a daily basis. Again, just don't bitch on this site, go sign our petition if you agree with our demands. You can also demand action from the alderman's office. Eventually this will pay dividends as he nears the next election. Some members of our group have met individually with Commander Voulgaris and have found him to be very receptive. He is not in an easy position given the fact that city hall is continuing to cut budgets and will not staff up our district with more police. But it doesn't hurt to have an open dialogue with him as we the citizens try to work with the police to come up with creative ways to combat this crime epidemic plaguing our streets. Our group also peppers the media with requests to run stories on what is happening up here. Granted the ABC story wasn't as telling as it could have been but at least it got the word out loud and clear that we are #1 in robberies in the entire city. Sorry for the long rant. It really is time for people to stand up and fight for this neighborhood which is still worth fighting for. Just commenting on stories about how mad you are is no longer good enough. Heck, we owe it to the folks running this blog who take many hours out of their own day to keep us informed. Get off the sidelines and get in the game! The issues we face are huge but not insurmountable, we just need more citizens to get involved. Thanks, Craig

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  6. Anyone getting really angry yet? How are your property values doing? The only person who can help you is Rahm. He is a micro manager, like Mr. Parking Meters before him. Plenty of money for TIF funds for his pals, but none for more police. All of the police bosses quake in their boots for fear that he will demote them, and they really have very little power. Many are just politicians with very good jobs.Rahm will tell you to take it up with the police commander, but at one meeting Voulgaris told us that he can't do anything to get more manpower, and that we should go to the mayor. I believe he was telling the truth. Now that it is getting cold, don't let up on the pressure. Summer will be here again before we know it. Rahm will be looking to get re-elected too. Remember, ABR...anybody but Rahm, and that goes for the aldermen who fail to help us too. (Oh yeah, they are terrified of rahm too). And don't forget, Tunney voted 'YES' on the parking meter deal. Ask him why he did that.

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  7. Anonymous said...
    .... Sad. Hope this turns around in a year and we look back on it as a rough patch....

    /// It's beyond sad. It's unspeakable and vile and foul and evil. And not one damn person in any position to do anything about it IS doing anything about it. We have a spineless alderman and a less-than-truthful commander. We DO have hard-working but woefully understaffed police officers doing their jobs, thank God. Until and unless we get saturation coverage, for the time being, until this problem is brought under control. well, yes, this will be the new Gary here in Boystown. No fancy hotel and no revitalized Wrigley Field and NO "community walks" and certainly NO amount of CAPS "meetings" will solve this problem.

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  8. Craig, to you and to all of the neighbors who have and who WILL stand up, we say "thank you."

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  9. Beyond horrific! I can't imagine.. That poor woman .. and with a little, innocent toddler right there?? Heaven help us..

    PRESSURE .. whatever it takes to stop this terror and insanaity. The mayor MUST get involved now! And he won't unless and until the heat gets too hot for him. APPLY THE HEAT!

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  10. Boystown, the wrigleyville for Gay bars and gay lifestyle, lot of money spent in the neighborhood, But not even a beat car to patrol Halsted street, it is taken to be parked on Belmont and Sheffield every night. When they have any cubs game they have extra units to patrol until the game is cleared out, so if you are a straight cubs fan you get police service here, but on Halsted your on your own. Makes sense huh?

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  11. What a Joke, Who id in charge of this district? Does he Not care that we are getting beaten and robbed every night just trying to get home safely. It was never this bad here just the past 2 years or so it has gotten scary to even be out after dark.

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  12. Well, I do want to state that even though this is the worst summer yet, the past two summers were really, really horrible with all of this. Bad enough that I know at least 6 people who were beaten or robbed, or had phones stolen. I also know multiple people who had to move out of their apartment and find other apartments, to either get away from the street crime happening right outside their windows, or to get away from noise issues on Belmont, etc.

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  13. Well gang, it is time to start talking about picketing first Tunney's office, or stickey bun shoppe, and then the 5th floor of city hall. The media would be notified first, of course.

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