Monday, November 04, 2013

NO ESCAPE: Boystown Resident Beaten, Robbed In Lincoln Park

Perhaps he felt safe in that sleepy corner of Lincoln Park. Unfortunately for the Boystown resident, though, creepy street thugs were on the prowl down there last night, too.

As the man walked along Racine Avenue near Fullerton at 11:30PM, an older model 4-door vehicle pulled up and three or four attackers jumped out, beat him into submission, and took his wallet and iPhone.

Several passers-by saw the robbery in progress and at least three separate 911 calls were received.

The offenders, described only as Hispanic men, were last seen eastbound from the 2500 block of Racine.

Officers gave the victim a ride to Halsted and Roscoe.

CPD case number HW519618.

6 comments:

  1. "Officers gave the victim a ride to Halsted and Roscoe..."

    ...where he was promptly beaten senseless.

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    1. Praise the Lord for the gift of laughter!

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  2. I'm wondering if there are similar iphone, or any smartphone stealing epidemics going on in other big cities. Certainly, all these thieves know we all carry these phones, and that it's the easiest 100-200 dollars they'll make selling these to their friendly local fence, who just pops in a new simcard and away we we go. I know the "find my iphone " feature lets you disable the phone, but is it easily overriden? And can we load up some plastique into the phone the way the Israelis do and then blow the heads off the thieves?

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    1. With iOS7, the device activation lock is tied to the user's ID, so a stolen phone does you no good. There's a way around it, but it requires receipts and lots of paperwork. Effectively once it's stolen, it's a worthless device. It's good for parts, but that's about it.

      NYPD was on the ball about pushing to get people upgraded to iOS7 ASAP. CPD isn't that proactive.

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    2. Good to know. Thanks for the info, and it's a shame that CPD isn't following NYC's lead.

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