Tuesday, October 01, 2013

FAMILY AFFAIR: Purses Stolen From Mom And Daughter

A mom and her daughter had their purses stolen by two thieves in a dual snatch 'n' grab at Roscoe and Sheffield this afternoon. The younger woman's father attempted to catch the criminals, but was unable to do so.

The offenders, described only as one black male and one black female, ran westbound on Roscoe, then south on Kenmore where they hopped into a older model white 4-door vehicle, possibly a Mazda. They were last seen driving westbound on Belmont at 3:30PM.

The case is recorded as a theft of more than $500 in Chicago Police Department case #HW475296.


  1. I was monitoring my iPhone scanner app and was hearing several calls...but sounded like many patrol units were doing a safe passage job? Isn't CPS doing that around the city? I think that depletes an already shortage of police in those high crime areas.

  2. Crime has gotten so out of hand now that it's almost laughable.

  3. The mom and daughter were probably in the alley, what do they expect? I'm sure we will get more of the same old BS tomorrow at the CAPS meeting.

  4. How old is the daughter?

  5. What beat is the CAPS meeting tomorrow for?

  6. Anonymous said...
    What beat is the CAPS meeting tomorrow for?
    It's officially for 1923, 1925 and 1934. This meeting tends to cover the entire neighborhood, though. It used to include the area currently designated 1924, which is a more logical alignment.

    You are welcome to attend and participate in any or all CAPS meetings.

  7. The fact that this happened around 3:30 in the afternoon is yet another signal that should prompt everyone who hasn't already done so to contact the media, alderman, and mayor to declare that they aren't going to passively sit back and be victimized.

    Crime isn't acceptable at any time, but if people can't feel safe while walking in broad daylight in the course of performing mundane daily activities, like picking kids up from school, shopping for groceries and the like, Lakeview is certainly going to see a sharp decline the likes of which haven't been seen in a north side neighborhood in decades.