Sunday, October 06, 2013

BUSTED?: Possible Arrest In Saturday Afternoon Robbery At Gunpoint

A CWB reader passed along this story about a man arrested for carjacking and at least one more robbery yesterday afternoon on the DNAInfo.com River North page.

The accompanying mugshot and the fact that the vehicle he carjacked at 1:20PM was found at Belmont and Broadway, where there just happened to be a robbery with a handgun at 1:50PM, has us wondering....

Yesterday's gunman in the parking lot of Walgreens, 3201 N. Belmont, was described as male, black, in his 40's, heavy-set, with some facial hair growth. He wore a ball cap, dark pants, and both a brown corduroy coat and a yellow hoodie.

Reports also indicated that the victim thought that the firearm may have been a BB gun. This man was in possession of a BB gun when he was arrested.

Anybody else wondering if Haynes is the guy who pulled off the robbery up here?
A parolee with a long rap sheet stuck up a man as he was pumping gas at a River North station in broad daylight Saturday before stealing the victim's money, hijacking his car and threatening to kill him if he called police, prosecutors said. 
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Anthony E. Haynes, 43, of the 100 block of North Leclaire Avenue, was charged with vehicular hijacking, aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and resisting police. He was also wanted for violating his parole, according to arrest documents. 
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bail for Haynes at $300,000 on Sunday. 
On Saturday about 1:20 p.m., Haynes approached a 26-year-old man as he was pumping gas at the BP station, 631 N. LaSalle St., and lifted his shirt to reveal a black handgun, Assistant State's Attorney Heather Kent said. 
[...] cops later found the car at Belmont Avenue and Broadway, Kent said.

9 comments:

  1. And this creature has to come all the way from the crime-ridden Austin neighborhood to Lakeview to find victims. At what point do career criminals with long rap sheets become ineligible for parole?

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  2. Sure seems like it's the same guy. Great police work CWB.

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  3. Anonymous said...
    Sure seems like it's the same guy. Great police work CWB.
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    We'll see. If it's him, we give all credit to the reader who shared the story.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the blog and caring about our neighborhood. We sincerely appreciate it!

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  4. Lets be realistic....criminals dont rob or hurt people in their own neighbrhoods, they go where people dont know them and where victims are affluent.

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  5. Anonymous said...
    Lets be realistic....criminals dont rob or hurt people in their own neighbrhoods, they go where people dont know them and where victims are affluent.
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    ...and the police are understaffed.

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  6. Lets be realistic....criminals dont rob or hurt people in their own neighbrhoods, they go where people dont know them and where victims are affluent.

    Sunday, 06 October, 2013
    You're right on the robbing but hurting? Don't you watch the news about all the lead that flies around in the "less affluent" neighborhoods all hours of the day and night?

    They don't "rob" in their own hood because they know the chances of the person having any thing valuable are low and the probability of getting your ass shot is high. The residents of the south and west sides aren't waiting for the concealed carry laws to take effect. They are packing now.

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  7. Anonymous Anonymous said...
    Lets be realistic....criminals dont rob or hurt people in their own neighbrhoods, they go where people dont know them and where victims are affluent.
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    Because in his neighborhood they would say so you gotta gun? So do I. In Chicago criminals have the guns not the honest law abiding citizens.

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  8. Wow a few uneducated opinions being thrown around here. Criminals DO rob people in the streets of their own Chicago neighborhoods. While 1924 as a beat has had a huge number of robberies, 19 does NOT have the highest number of robberies in the City. Check out the stats and location for 11, which is NOT an affluent area.

    A combination of low manpower, affluence, alcohol, and being unaware, are the drivers for the percentage of robberies occurring during weekend nights and mornings. Criminals are opportunists and predators, they simply look for easy pickings.

    Hopefully CWB is helping to educate and prevent you from adding to the statistics. Protect yourself and protect your homes. Stay safe.

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  9. Anonymous said...
    Wow a few uneducated opinions being thrown around here. Criminals DO rob people in the streets of their own Chicago neighborhoods. While 1924 as a beat has had a huge number of robberies, 19 does NOT have the highest number of robberies in the City. Check out the stats and location for 11, which is NOT an affluent area.

    A combination of low manpower, affluence, alcohol, and being unaware, are the drivers for the percentage of robberies occurring during weekend nights and mornings. Criminals are opportunists and predators, they simply look for easy pickings.

    Hopefully CWB is helping to educate and prevent you from adding to the statistics. Protect yourself and protect your homes. Stay safe.

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    You make a good point that bears repeating, Anonymous.

    Lake View's problem area is relatively small, centered in beat 1924 and radiating into areas of nearby beats.

    Lake View overall is a safe urban area. Our neighborhoods, however, have broken away from the rest of Lake View in recent years. That is the problem that we try to call attention to, as well as the possibility that the problem we're experiencing could start to reach deeper into Lake View.

    The worst district for robberies in Chicago over the past year is district 6, which had roughly twice as many robberies as the whole of 19. The fact that, for many months of the year, beat 1924 outpaces even 6th district robbery reports is an indicator of just how bad things can be here.

    Thank you again for participating in the conversation. It's good to hear from you.

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