Monday, October 07, 2013

AFTERNOON ROBBERY AT GUNPOINT: Firearm Discharged, No One Hit, Witness Says

A robbery victim was shot at, but not hit, during an afternoon hold up today in the 3300 block of North Kenmore, according to a 911 caller. CWB has been unable to determine if police have confirmed that a firearm was discharged.

The incident happened at 4:16 this afternoon near Kenmore and Roscoe, when the gunman--a Hispanic mal, 6-feet tall, 200 pounds, with a long pony tail and tattoos--pulled a revolver on the victim and took $1,100 in cash.

The offender was last seen running eastbound on Roscoe toward Clark Street in a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a black durag.

The hold up is logged as an armed robbery with a handgun under CPD case #HW483568.

22 comments:

  1. Who walks around with $1,100 in cash!?!

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    1. How about concentrating on the offender and not blaming the victim?! Who cares if the victim had money on them-- there are many legitimate reasons why a person may have to carry cash.

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  2. 4:40 p.m.? F--- these people.

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  3. Just my gut instinct (and a little common sense), but there's gotta be more to this story. No robber gets THIS lucky, sticking someone up at gunpoint at 4 in the afternoon and comes away with $1100 in cash. Certainly sounds like something more than just a "random" stick-up.

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  4. I commented on here a week and half ago about the gun fired at 445 am, I'm sure we'll start hearing more and more about this until there is more CPD out here! Scary now the criminals are actually firing these things out here. No BB guns anymore

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  5. Anonymous said...
    No robber gets THIS lucky, sticking someone up at gunpoint at 4 in the afternoon and comes away with $1100 in cash. Certainly sounds like something more than just a "random" stick-up.



    maybe he followed the vicitm home from a bank or casino? that's a pretty common ploy.

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  6. It was a Craig list offering and the guy robbed him

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  7. "Who walks around with $1,100 in cash!?!"

    Drug dealers.

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  8. More likely the victim may have been a cab driver leaving afternoon prayers at the mosque on the corner. Cabs are often doubled parked along Kenmore at Roscoe during prayer times and cabbies are known to have considerable cash.

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  9. I know lots of people who carry that much cash on the way to buy money orders for rent - servers, hair stylists, cab drivers, etc.

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  10. the victim was meeting the offender via craiglist because he wanted to buy computer...that is why he had over $1,000 in cash.

    given it was craiglist i'm hoping it will be easier for the police to find the offender.

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  11. Any idea on the search around 7 pm maybe in the alley between kenmore and Sheffield at Belmont? 3-4 cop cars, flashlights on the roof, behind dumpsters, etc.

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  12. ^This is the risk of earning tax free cash (= less money to pay for police) and, yes, thus is very common in the general area

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  13. Englewood had a baby brother, and they call it Lakeview.

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    1. Get over yourself; Lakeview's not even a distant cousin to Englewood. Although it does seem that the criminal element has learned to go where the pickings are easy.

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  14. Guys and gals, why not inquire as to why so many Officers are still sitting on corners for several hours on days and afternoon for passage and cannot leave the corner. Wasting manpower and not serving anyone.

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  15. ...And so it begins...?

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  16. Anonymous said...
    How about concentrating on the offender and not blaming the victim?! Who cares if the victim had money on them-- there are many legitimate reasons why a person may have to carry cash.
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    Well said!

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  17. From Ald. Tunney's FB Page:
    "There was a robbery in the 3300 block of N. Kenmore yesterday afternoon at 4:15 pm. The victim agreed to meet the offender to purchase a computer that he found on Craigslist. The victim stated that the offender displayed a weapon and fired one round in his direction, but did not hit him. However, no shell case was found. The offender took $1,100 from the victim and took off. The police are continuing their investigation and I will keep you updated regarded any further developments."
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    Not finding a round indicates no shot was fired. Unless 911 got calls for shots fired, CPD may not buy the story.

    With regard to Safe Passage BS, some parts of the city have one beat car covering 3 beats as so many cops are used for Safe Passage from 6-9 am and 3-6 pm. Districts that never went to RAP are regularly starting at 3 pm. It's a waste of manpower and prevents pro-active policing. Media won't cover until a high profile crime happens away from a SP area and the response time was so slow someone died, was raped, kidnapped, etc.

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  18. Tunney has updated his FB page to say that this was a craigslist robbery.

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  19. Dole said...
    Any idea on the search around 7 pm maybe in the alley between kenmore and Sheffield at Belmont? 3-4 cop cars, flashlights on the roof, behind dumpsters, etc.
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    Hi Dole,

    Our editor from last night has no information on the specific reasons for that activity. Possibly searching for evidence in the robbery case?

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  20. Anonymous said...

    Given it was craiglist i'm hoping it will be easier for the police to find the offender.

    That is categorically wrong. Craigslist is an annonymous web site that is impossible to deal with from a law enforcement experience. They will fight you tooth and nail and rarely will they comply with a subpoena in a timely manner.

    There is an amazing amount of victims nationwide related to Craigslist. From real estate scams (apt. rentals), street robberies, financial scams, hook-ups, etc. I know it's wildly popular but extreme caution should be used. Don't buy electronics through Craigslist. You may end up with stolen property or you may get robbed. Most thieves use pay as you go phones so tracing them isn't possible.

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