Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ZAPPED: Robbery @ Gunpoint; Cops Taze, Arrest Non-Compliant Duo

Outstanding work and persistence by our 19th district officers  paid off with the arrests of two offenders who robbed a man at gunpoint around 7:00 Tuesday night in the area of 1200 West Belmont.

Tasers were deployed in the capture of the uncooperative offenders.

The first 911 call came from a witness who saw the victim screaming and chasing the offenders westbound on School Street from Racine.

Police caught up with the victim at 7:03PM and began their hunt for the two offenders, described as two black men wearing black shirts.

Less than a minute later, a man wearing a yellow shirt, but otherwise matching the victim's description was stopped at 3248 N. Racine. At nearly the same time, other officers in the 1200 block of School Street found two black shirts, a bag, and the victim's wallet lying in a gangway where the robbers had changed clothes.

The suspect in the yellow shirt was positively identified and taken into custody. It is not clear at what point a taser was deployed.

For nearly 40 minutes, officers carefully searched the area for the second suspect who still had the firearm, giving special attention to the alley that runs between the 1200 blocks of School Street and Melrose Avenue.

At 7:43PM came the good news: The gunman was in custody and the weapon had been recovered in the alley officers had been combing. A taser was deployed when the offender failed to cooperate with police. Even after being tazed and handcuffed, the one-time gunman continued to kick and fight with officers.

Chicago Police Department case #HW446381 details this incident, classified as a robbery with a handgun.

Thank you, officers, for a job well done!

23 comments:

  1. Way to go, officers!

    Gimme a hell yeah!

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  2. Yes, thank you, officers. These actions are greatly appreciated.

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  3. THANK YOU CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS!!! WELL DONE!!!

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  4. Hell yeah!!

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  5. From my entire family, thank you to the police who hold this town together... much appreciated.

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  6. You have to hand it to the Police, they always do a great job as short-handed as they are.

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  7. We will sleep better tonight knowing that we have an excellent group of men and women in blue, risking their lives to keep us all safe!
    The bitching I've been part if here on CWB is never directed towards the hardworking cops of the 19th district.
    We salute and admire you.
    We are on your side and will always defend you.
    Your leaders on the other hand...not so much!

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  8. Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We will sleep better tonight knowing that we have an excellent group of men and women in blue, risking their lives to keep us all safe!
    The bitching I've been part if here on CWB is never directed towards the hardworking cops of the 19th district.
    We salute and admire you.
    We are on your side and will always defend you.
    Your leaders on the other hand...not so much!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    HUGE DITTOS!! Bless you, may you be safe, brave police defenders.

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  9. Great Job to the tact team that made the arrest.

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  10. Nice Work! I heard this going down last night, the guy was screaming incredibly loud

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  11. Way to go and huge thanks to the officers! OT, what kind of animal gets tased and is still able to kick, struggle and resist arrest?! smh

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  12. The cops did their job. Will the courts do theirs?

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    1. That is the $64,000 question. Will Anita and her merry band of misfit ASA's get a conviction, AND, if they do, will the judge issue a proper sentence?

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  13. Excellent work. Now if we can just get more staffing to do more great work!

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  14. Clearly our police officers are doing their jobs. It's the department and the city that's the problem. If we must live with a lesser amount of officers than we'd like (and I highly doubt that we'll see an increase in staffing) then the department, the Superintendent and the elected officials need to create an effective new form and system of policing that works. Simply juggling less boots on the ground and telling the residents to run back into their homes when they see someone suspicious isn't the answer nor is it appropriate.

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  15. Kudos to the officers who were quick to take the suspects into custody.

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  16. I came across the aftermath of this yesterday when the guy was calling the police, they arrived super fast- like 3 of them too.

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  17. OT: Up north, later that night Buena and Sheridan armed robbery w/handgun 1:00 am. Both male offenders escaped last seen westbound. Use caution in the area , another armed robbery occured approx. 4100 N Broadway tuesday August 27th 5:40PM per Clearmap.

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  18. It's troubling that we're starting to see crimes occuring earlier and earlier in the evening. Hopefully, these guys will be taken off the streets for a long, long time.

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  19. "It's troubling that we're starting to see crimes occuring earlier and earlier in the evening. Hopefully, these guys will be taken off the streets for a long, long time. "

    I hope that's not an indication of the trouble lingering around during the winter months, but that's bound to happen.

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  20. Maybe the bars could offer a free shot to patrons with taser bits dangling from their chest in the effort to get more customers.

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  21. Off topic but I heard a call last night at Diversey Harbor around 2:45 am that stated that 5 people got off one boat, stole items from another, returned to their boat and sailed away...

    My God we now have pirate problems in the area???

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