Saturday, October 05, 2013

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Robbery At Gunpoint, Belmont & Broadway

An off-duty Cook County State's Attorney investigator was the victim of an attempted armed robbery with a handgun at the bustling intersection of Belmont and Broadway at 1:55 this afternoon.

Witnesses say the offender confronted the victim and produced a handgun in the Walgreens parking lot, but he did not get any proceeds.

The victim lost the offender in a pursuit that went east on Belmont and then south on a side street.

The gunman is 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. He was last seen running southbound on Cambridge Avenue.

Chicago Police Department case #HW480951.
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26 comments:

  1. This ought to make for some interesting water cooler conversation at the State's Attorney office on Monday morning!
    Craig

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  2. Wow the crime is OUT OF CONTROL in 019 district. When will the police take back the streets?????????
    Nobody is safe here

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    1. The police lost the ability to "take back the streets" when they started getting sent to prison for slapping people who spat at them

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  3. 2 O'clock in the fucking afternoon.

    WTF?

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  4. I was on Broadway when the squad car went speeding down the street. It was packed with people. A group should have grabbed him, knocked him over... something...when he ran.

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  5. Well, at least this rain will keep the crime down for a bit. Keep your eyes peeled at all times!

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  6. I bey this won't make news

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  7. Something doesn't make sense. He was armed with a handgun and yet the victim chased him??

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  8. Anonymous said...
    Something doesn't make sense. He was armed with a handgun and yet the victim chased him??


    Correct.

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  9. states attorney investigators are law enforcement officers. he may have been armed himself or had a firearm in his vehicle.

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  10. Well this finally does it. I've been wondering when we were going to have an armed robbery right in the middle of the day at one of the busiest intersections in the district, and here we are. There are always people all OVER the place at this intersection. It's probably been true for a while, but this proves you can get robbed at any time, any day, anywhere now. They just don't care. I hope to god they catch this guy, because if he gets away after pulling a gun on a state attorney's investigator at this location this time of day, well, he can get away anywhere.

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  11. And I got into an argument downtown Thursday evening at a bar with ASA about crime here in Boystown. He was telling me it was the safest neighborhood in Chicago. And crime was no worse than it ever has been and he lived here and he knew what he was talking about plus because he was attorney under Anita Alvarez. I should be glad I didn't live on the East or Southside. I left thinking no wonder Chicago is soon to be the next Detroit if they don't acknowledge the truth and quit drinking the kool aid from the Rahm and Company. After talking to the ASA on Thursday I left thinking boy no wonder Chicago is screwed. Because it's not shooting they think crime is ok. O and he told me guns laws were the problem too. I reminded him criminals usually didn't care about abiding by the laws.

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  12. Not sure where this info came from or how accurate it is, but this website is reporting that the gunman actually tried to fire the gun and it didn't go off. Could be embellishment, but it's something to stay on top of, as I am convinced a shooting is the next logical step in this crime escalation.

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  13. Anonymous said...
    Not sure where this info came from or how accurate it is, but this website is reporting that the gunman actually tried to fire the gun and it didn't go off. Could be embellishment, but it's something to stay on top of, as I am convinced a shooting is the next logical step in this crime escalation.
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    We aren't sure which web site you are referring to, Anonymous, but CWB never reported that the gunman tried to fire his weapon in this or any other incident.

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  14. This is what the Lakeview Patch wrote at 3:33Pm today:

    Saturday early afternoon an armed gunman held up a man in the Walgreen's parking lot demanding the victim's wallet. The man refused and the gunman fired, but no bullets were emitted. The gunman then fled the scene.

    I wonder where they got that information. If true, that is even more terrifying!

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  15. Lisa said...
    This is what the Lakeview Patch wrote at 3:33Pm today:

    Saturday early afternoon an armed gunman held up a man in the Walgreen's parking lot demanding the victim's wallet. The man refused and the gunman fired, but no bullets were emitted. The gunman then fled the scene.

    I wonder where they got that information. If true, that is even more terrifying!
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    Hi Lisa,

    The Patch item appears to have been written by a reader on their opinion board, not by that website's staff.

    We have not heard any reports that the trigger was pulled. There have been some later indications that the firearm may have been a BB gun, but that has not been confirmed, either.

    Regardless, this was a brazen attempt at a busy intersection on what was then a sunny weekend afternoon.

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  16. I mean really - if you see a guy wearing a corduroy jacket and a hoodie on an 80 deg day - he is up to no good!!

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  17. As stated from a previous comment, you know at that time of day this intersection is all hustle and bustle. How can even a handful of all these people not intervene by catching a "heavy set" male in his 40's with a corduroy coat and a yellow hoodie on?Strength in numbers people.

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  18. If this was posted, please delete it.

    (Salving words from almost near the top of the force allocation decision-making process)

    Lakeview Top Cop Plans to Beef Up Midnight Shift Next Year

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131004/lakeview/lakeview-top-cop-plans-beef-up-midnight-shift-next-year

    I'm sure he's doing his best with the crumbs he's given, as are all the officers out there trying to be in 5 places at once, all of whom are so appreciated, but won't SOMEone please wake up before we have a truly horrendous, bloody event?

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  19. As stated from a previous comment, you know at that time of day this intersection is all hustle and bustle. How can even a handful of all these people not intervene by catching a "heavy set" male in his 40's with a corduroy coat and a yellow hoodie on?Strength in numbers people.

    Because he has a GUN and no one else does. DUH!!!!

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  20. When will we get more police in 19 when someone gets shot and kill this just a joke but I bet KING RAHM is safe!

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  21. Anonymous said...

    As stated from a previous comment, you know at that time of day this intersection is all hustle and bustle. How can even a handful of all these people not intervene by catching a "heavy set" male in his 40's with a corduroy coat and a yellow hoodie on?Strength in numbers people.
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    Because he has a GUN and no one else does. DUH!!!!

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    Just because your not brave enough to join the victim in chase of the robber doesn't mean that the many others shouldn't either. DUHH!!! Remember when a bicyclist followed the robbers and aided in the arrest in a recent robbery case? Again, it's up to us to be aware of people that don't look and act right. As stated at the CAPS meetings feel free to call 911 so the CPD has a reason to stop suspicious people and check them out. At the least they can make a contact card for any future interactions. If they don't feel pressure from calls or people assist victims what do you expect to happen???

    This recent comment sums it up perfectly...

    """"Anonymous said...
    This is going to sound bad but I have several friends that are in law enforcement many who live in the area or have lived in the area None currently work in our districts but say the only way to truly help lower the likelihood these attacks (can never stop completely) is to contact 311 or 911 right away if you see something suspicious like if you see a group of three younger looking people who look like they are going to be trouble you can't be worried about who you are offending by making the call this will alert the police to the areas where they need to be on the look out that night. Again I know this sounds bad but we have given people the benefit of the doubt too long and I would rather have the cops stop someone and inconvenience them for 5 minutes of their day to question them if it prevents even one of these robberies from happening. This let's all the criminals know that residents of the neighborhood are no longer going to just look away and they will move out of our neighborhood if they know the chance is high they will get caught!""""

    Of course some of this won't apply during Friday night to Sunday mornings during the weekly R.A.P. status.

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  22. Not wanting to "sound bad" is the root cause which enables the apple pickers.

    Ironically, the perpetrators could care less if they "sound bad" and offend.

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  23. just one more reason for some of you good folks to join a gym that teaches KRAV MAGA, the israeli self-defense system that will teach you how to put a mope like the attempted robber in this story on the ground,disarmed and in much discomfort while you hold him for CPD. doesnt that sound like fun?

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  24. This sounds like it could bethe same guy. He left the car at Broadway and Belmont: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131006/river-north/parolee-robbed-man-hijacked-car-at-river-north-gas-station-prosecutors

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  25. Anonymous said...
    This sounds like it could bethe same guy. He left the car at Broadway and Belmont: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131006/river-north/parolee-robbed-man-hijacked-car-at-river-north-gas-station-prosecutors
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    Sure does. Thanks for the tip, Anonymous.

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