Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GUNPOINT ROBBERY IN WRIGLEYVILLE: Offender Description Similar To Weekend Hold-Up; Nearby Lincoln Park Smacked By Robbers

Again.

For the second time in four days, a robbery at gunpoint by a black male offender wearing a blue cap has been reported at Clark and Sheffield.

We told you Saturday about a robbery at gunpoint there by a thug who wore a bright blue DePaul winter cap. No report was filed at the time for reasons you can read about HERE.

Last night's victim called 911 at 10:45 to report being robbed at gunpoint on the southeast corner of Clark and Sheffield.

He said the assailant, armed with a blue or black handgun, was male, black, 5'9" tall, heavyset, wearing a puffy navy blue camouflage jacket that had yellow patches on the sleeves and a "blue type ski mask."

The offender reportedly fled south in the alley toward Roscoe Street with the victim's earbuds and $60 cash.

No report was immediately taken, however, the victim was said to be "waiting by his phone [which wasn't taken] in case" any officers need him.

CWB is unable to find a police report record of this incident as of December 20, 2013.

9 comments:

  1. "I have never seen anything to make me think twice about my safety and/or well being."...Tim in Lakeview

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  2. Its was end of their shift and we cant have OT in 019. Its easier to move him along than deal with the bullshit

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  3. Rahmy is even in denial about the South & West Sides ( and doesn't like the French). Forget about us.

    http://www.suntimes.com/23865608-761/mayor-emanuel-dont-get-me-started-on-what-i-think-of-the-french.html

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  4. 10:45 at the corner of of busy intersection...that's brazen.

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  5. Does DePaul not have their own private police force to patrol around campus? I was always told that the University of Chicago had the second largest private police force in the entire country.

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      One of our readers in the profession can probably round this out for us, but we'll take a whack at it.

      Some universities' security departments are, in fact, police departments. Their officers have graduated from a police academy and are sworn police officers—the "real deal." Their vehicles are labeled with the word "police" and they carry firearms. Northwestern, Loyola, UofC, and UIC come to mind. While these officers are dedicated to and paid by the schools, they are full-blown "cops."

      According to DePaul's Public Safety web page, their "public safety officers are not sworn police officers, nor do they have arrest powers. They detain individuals for the Chicago Police Department."

      UC has "more than 100" police officers according to their web page.

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  6. It sounds as if some Depaul student hopped up on drugs is robbing these victims.

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    1. You mean just because he is wearing a DePaul cap?

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  7. If the university chooses, their officers will have the same powers as the CPD. DePaul is, apparently, not willing to indemnify the officers, hence a watered down force.

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