Tuesday, October 15, 2013

JAILED IN 90 SECONDS: Cops' Brilliant Response Puts Would-Be Robber Behind Bars

From the top-ranking officer on duty to the local beat cop, everyone pitched in this morning to put an alleged would-be robber behind bars within 90 seconds of the 911 call being dispatched.

At 3:16 this morning, a victim reported that a male, black, 6-feet tall, wearing a gray cap and a backpack tried to rob him at Addison and Halsted. The thug implied that he had a weapon, but none was seen by the victim.

Within 45 seconds, the night's watch commander was talking with the victim and blaring out a description of the offender.

Then, less than 15 seconds later, cop saw a suspect matching the victim's description climbing the stairs to the Addison Red Line station.  They detained him and the victim said they had the right guy.

The offender and victim were taken to the nearby police station to wrap things up.

CPD case #HW493314.

22 comments:

  1. It's amazing what happens when the area isn't in RAP status!!

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  2. way to go chicago PD! thats awesome!

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  3. Bravo! Let's hear it for the boys in Blue!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7FGbhpr2pg

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  4. Congratulations on a job well done!

    Cheers! I'll buy a round when you're not on duty!

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  5. It's pretty amazing that the guy would attempt a robbery RIGHT NEXT TO A POLICE STATION.

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    1. They're not criminals because they're smart!

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  6. Right place and the right time.

    Rahm will be pissed since it added to crime stats. Like a CEO, he is all metrics, no concept of reality.

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  7. Hallelujah!

    Thank you, thank you CPD!

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  8. Yes, good work. Thank you CPD!

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  9. Delete if it's been posted.

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    Cops Target Mace-Armed Thieves in Lakeview

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131014/lakeview/cops-target-mace-armed-thieves-lakeview

    So, we're entering the mace/pepper spray war chapter, and all that's necessary and was all along is adequate police staffing.

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  10. Also this .. same suggestion if it's a duplicate.

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    #crimeisdown: 'Meaningless' Crime Stats Blasted by Lakeview Residents

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    Crimes are only documented when the victim files a report, and some neighbors and a well-read neighborhood crime blog, Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown, frequently point out that not all robberies are documented.

    The blog has taken on a popular hashtag, #crimeisdown, to express frustration. On one post about an alleged Wrigleyville robbery, the blog said police could not reach the victim, so the crime was not documented.

    "So far, no report has been generated and thus, no 'crime' occurred," the post read. "Can't you just taste the crime rate falling?"

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131015/lakeview/crimeisdown-meaningless-crime-stats-blasted-by-lakeview-residents

    Thank you and much gratitude, CWB! SO grateful for your dedication.

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  11. That is an amazing response time in general, let alone in Chicago, let alone in Lakeview! FANTASTIC!

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  12. Good job. Committing a crime next to the station....classic.

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  13. Committing a crime this close to the police station demonstrates that the criminals do not fear the cops.

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  14. I know everybody is trying to get the cops back on their side but these standing ovations and accolades for simply catching a criminal is something that should be EXPECTED. You're all paying dearly for this in outrageously inflated housing prices (rent or mortgage), property taxes, sales tax, drink/ food/entertainment prices, parking prices, gas prices..........none if it makes any logical sense at all.

    Keep making them do their jobs though. You shouldn't be begging on your knees for what you PAY for in the first place.

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    1. I think we understand. But it's refreshing to hear tthis for a change of pace

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  15. Anonymous said...

    I know everybody is trying to get the cops back on their side but these standing ovations and accolades for simply catching a criminal is something that should be EXPECTED. You're all paying dearly for this in outrageously inflated housing prices (rent or mortgage), property taxes, sales tax, drink/ food/entertainment prices, parking prices, gas prices..........none if it makes any logical sense at all.

    Keep making them do their jobs though. You shouldn't be begging on your knees for what you PAY for in the first place.

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    We dish out plenty of criticism. Jobs well done deserve recognition.

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  16. The watch commander position no longer exists. It's District Station Supervisor. Watch Cmdr had to be a Lt or Capt. DSS is typically a Sgt. I'm sure you all can figure out why.

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  17. charges approved for attempt strong arm robbery, a felony

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  18. Keep making them do their jobs though. You shouldn't be begging on your knees for what you PAY for in the first place.
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    Said the person who knows absolutely nothing about police work and most likely thinks that crime gets solved in 50 minutes between commercials...
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    We dish out plenty of criticism. Jobs well done deserve recognition.

    Thank you CWB. Anyone with any type of management training or experience is aware of the importance of recognition for a job well done. It lets an employee know that they are appreciated and recognized and so important for morale.

    Good police work is a result of a combination of things. 1. Pure Luck - 2. Skill - 3. Experience.

    Unfortunately the last administration did a great job of eliminating several high ranking supervisors with decades of experience and the current administration has further thinned out the force through attrition which is evidenced by 19's reduced manpower.

    I believe this is the first year in perhaps a decade that a field training officer test and promotion was put into place though the "do more with less" mantra has them training 2-3 recruits at one time which will surely be reflected in the future.

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  19. Anonymous said...
    charges approved for attempt strong arm robbery, a felony
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    That's very good news. Thanks for the update.

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