Saturday, December 21, 2013

BEATEN AND ROBBED, BEATEN AND ROBBED: The Neighborhood's Summertime Mantra Returns For A Very Special Holiday Appearance

At least two people were strong arm robbed in the neighborhood overnight and a woman had her purse snatched just west of Wrigleyville Friday evening. The details:

Beaten In A Boystown Robbery
Three robbery offenders fled down this alley behind Roscoe's Tavern, police say.
Callers who reported "people fighting" at Halsted and Roscoe around 2:15 this morning were actually seeing a person being strong arm robbed by a group of offenders.

The struggle took place on Roscoe Street, across from Roscoe's Tavern. There, one victim struggled against three attackers.

The victim managed to get their property back and the attackers fled southbound in the alley between Roscoe's and Space Park.

The offenders are described as:
1-Male, black, in his 30's, 6'2" tall, 250 pounds, wearing a black tank top and white pants. Clean shaven, shaved head. 
2-Male, black, 25 years old, 5'11" tall, 150 pounds, missing a front tooth on the left side, dark complexion, crew cut, wearing a red jacket and white jeans. 
3-Female, black, 25 to 30 years old, 5'8" tall, wearing a fur hat, black jacket, and black leggings.
CPD case number is HW578934.

Another Woman Targeted
A woman was robbed at Broadway and Oakdale this morning, police report. It's the second robbery on a short stretch of Broadway that has seen a lot of action this week (Related reports HERE and HERE.)

Officers on patrol were flagged down by the victim at 4:39AM outside of Nancy's Pizza, 2930 N. Broadway.

The victim reported that two attackers took her purse and fled westbound on Oakdale from Broadway.

The offenders are described as:
1) Male, black, wearing red pajama bottoms that may have a dotted pattern
2) Male, white.
Recorded as a purse snatching in CPD case HW579018.

Purse Snatch
A Lakeview woman's purse was snatched off of her shoulder just west of Wrigleyville at Addison and Lakewood last night around 6:40PM.

The offender, described as male, black, heavyset, wearing a dark hoodie with a jacket on top, jumped into a waiting green minivan that then fled westbound in the alley.

The woman's husband tells CWB that she was not injured in the incident and that she even chased after the thief. The offender "seemed very nervous…like it was his first time. Open season to amateurs."

Recorded as a purse snatching in CPD case HW578488.

19 comments:

  1. This is ri damn diculous. My friends laughed when I said 'tis the season to be robbed in the city and I stopped carrying a purse since Thanksgiving. Absolutely insane.

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    1. I don't carry a purse after 8 PM most of the time either. I also leave my phone at home if I'm just running a quick errand in the neighborhood. I lived in the S. Loop prior which can be a little shady and I feel less safe here. Sad.

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    2. I teach at a gym in South Loop. I understand how you feel!

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  2. This area has become like a zoo.

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  3. I went out in River North around Hubbard and State and I saw what appeared to rookie CPD officers in group of 10 walked passed me prior to that two CPD officers were on Hubbard and State. The point I am trying to make is they are putting the police we have in areas like River North and Michigan Ave. to protect the tourists while starving the actual tax paying citizens of Lakeview officers. But Rahm says we don't need more cops and crime is down. Crime is down if doesn't get reported. I don't feel safe on Halsted anymore so I avoid it late at night more and more. Maybe when the businesses realize they are losing business they will make some noise about it and get manpower. And I thought Rham was using a computer to fight crime where they could predict where crime would happen. I predict any night on Halsted from Belmont to Addison you are likely to be robbed. I don't need a computer program to figure that out. What we need is good old fashion boots on the street.

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    1. Most of the businesses don't care as long as the tourist and suburbanite $$ are flowing.

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  4. Rahm doesn't give a sh*t about the taxpayers. Headlines and perception are all that matter. On a recent Monday evening I saw 9 cops within two blocks on Michigan Ave. As long as the murder headlines aren't saying Chicago is the murder capital and making him look bad, he's happy. In the meantime his voters in Lakeview AREN'T happy.

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  5. Im scared to go out at night, and it should not be like that. How can a big city with a big police department let this happen in this neighborhood every night over and over, like they don't care? All they seem to care about is the West side and South side having the most police to patrol there. Thank you mr mayor I will repay you when you try to run again for Mayor. Fool me once.

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  6. It would be nice to see the management offices from the hundreds of condo buildings in the neighborhood start to take a stand against the violence. If they got into the fight it would be a powerful voice since so many of us live in rentals or condo buildings. They've been pretty dead silent while collecting our rent and assessments.

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    1. You really don't get how ugly the Chicago political machine is. If a building management company "got into the fight," in retribution that building would be subsequently subjected to multiple ongoing building/fire code/plumbing/electrical/occupancy inspections uncovering tens of thousands of dollars worth of bogus "violations."

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    2. As they should be subjected to anyway. Most of the violations in many of those buildings are not "bogus", if anyone even cared to check. It's almost scarier than the crime. I'm sure the city could make a mint on building inspections/fines but it would be determined by all parties that it would be more cost effective to just tear the place down = no renters, no "owners", no property taxes, less sales taxes.......

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  7. Ah, so I guess we just bend over and accept being beaten and robbed by the thugs so we don't upset the Chicago political machine. Hogwash, it's time to speak up and fight for our right to be safe in our neighborhood.

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    1. I am not sure what part of people don't understand is Chicago is run like Dictatorship and has been for a long time. Rahm is worse than Daley maybe Rahm tries to make up for only having 9 1/2 fingers. But in Chicago is your a business, condo or coop. You complain and the next thing you know you facility is getting inspected by every City Department and getting find for all kinds nit picking things that they usually over look. Also they will fabricate things so you have to hire a lawyer which costs a money to defend yourself.

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  8. The answer is clear - move out of the neighborhood. I moved out of Lakeview four months ago and haven't looked back. It's nice being able to walk down the street without looking behind my back to make sure I'm not being followed.

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    1. Even with the crime, I'm not sure I would trade Lakeview for Schaumburg...

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  9. Just left COH and the lobby is filled with at least fifty vagrants...is this a homeless shelter now? Isn't the lobby supposed to be for people actually doing something aside from sizing up my bag when I walk out?..oh..and those loitering signs outside are quite the joke on the block.....

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    1. what were you doing there? just curious what the average person would go there for?

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  10. I go through the lobby after shopping at Whole Foods...sadly I live right behind the COH, that is the fastest route. When they first opened people would go for wi_fi...eat lunch from Whole Foods; etc....it used to be a bright, safe quiet place to meet and grab a bite to eat.....no longer of course

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    1. Everytime you cut through the CoH to get home, they are counting that as one of the "thousands" who utilize their services everyday.

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