Wednesday, October 23, 2013

AGAIN: Another Victim Robbed At Gunpoint Near Mayor's Home

For the second time in two months, a victim has been robbed at gunpoint near Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home.

The man was held up at Hermitage and Sunnyside, just two blocks from hizzoner's home on Hermitage Avenue, around 10PM tonight. When the victim screamed, the two offenders punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground.

Local residents dialed 911 upon hearing the man's screams and a member of the mayor's security detail left his post at the mayor's home to investigate. He did not see the victim or suspects upon arriving.

Officers were searching the area and had just found several personal items that the victim lost in the struggle when the victim placed his own 911 call from a nearby home.

The offenders are described as two males, both Hispanic, 5'9" to 5'10" tall. One wore a stocking cap and a white bandana on his face.

They are believed to have escaped southbound on Hermitage in a dark colored sedan.

This incident is categorized as an armed robbery with a handgun in Chicago Police Department case #HW504938.

On August 22, a victim was robbed at gunpoint about 100 yards from the Mayor's front door in plain sight of a nearby CPD pod camera. The offenders in the August robbery have been connected with a series of robberies in Lake View and Lincoln Park in which victims are robbed at gunpoint by two men who have been described variously as two black men, two Hispanic men, and one black man with one Hispanic man.


  1. Fear not! Your mayor is blanketed in safety

  2. Now that the mayor knows that one of his officers left his/her post, they will probably be suspended.

  3. And you wonder why I've needed 24/7 Police protection for the last 30 years?

  4. Nobody on mayors detail could hear screams from across Montrose, Don't be so stupid. Yes it wasn't far from Mayors house but not in shouting distance.

    1. Stupid? That's funny. Try re-reading that paragraph. We didn't say he heard screams. We said neighbors called 911 and he went to investigate.

  5. Are you serious an officer on mayors detail left his post at mayors house to go across montrose blocks away? Is the bosses ok he or she did this? I understand if you see something and it's so close but to leave your post when a beat car will be responding to it anyways. Wow

  6. I wonder if a southbound sedan on one way north Hermitage would raise any concern amongst the Mayor's detail?