Sunday, December 08, 2013

BUSTED: 3 Victims Robbed In Separate Gunpoint Robberies; Cops Track, Arrest Offenders On Stratford

Three offenders who were on an armed robbery spree in the neighborhood around midnight are now in custody thanks to the brilliant work of our 19th district officers. At least three people were robbed in two separate incidents according to early information.

The two robbery incidents are marked on this neighborhood map.
Red lines indicate the offenders' movements after the second hold-up.
It all began just before midnight when a man who was returning from a trip to a nearby store was robbed at gunpoint in the 400 block of Barry, east of Broadway.

In that incident, two offenders were said to have pointed a "large pistol" at the victim and took virtually everything in his possession: his wallet, his phone, his groceries, some booze, some soda, and even the jacket on his back.

Officers arrived and immediately began tracking the victim's stolen iPhone. The first ping indicated that the offenders were traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Newport from Clark Street toward Halsted.

The robbers were fleeing down Newport after robbing two other men of their phones and wallets near Clark and Aldine.

Officers played cat and mouse with the offenders as the get-away car weaved through Boystown. The white vehicle with Michigan plates was brought to a stop on Stratford Place near Lake Shore Drive.

The three occupants were arrested and positively identified. Proceeds from all of the robberies were found in their vehicle as were two handgun-style pellet guns.

The first victim provided descriptions of two suspects:
1) male, black, late teens, 6' tall, black jacket, armed with a gun
2) male, black
No description is available for the third offender.

Chicago Police Department case number HW562803 for Clark and Aldine; HW562809 for  Barry.

It is not yet clear if any of the arrestees are responsible for the robbery at gunpoint that occurred early Saturday morning in the area of Cornelia between Halsted and Clark.

Well done and thank you, officers.

19 comments:

  1. Nice job guys, good work.

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  2. Michigan plates...must be because there is nothing left to steal in Detroit.

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  3. There's a Broadway in Detroit too. I'll bet their navigation system fucked up and were wondering why they had to fill up on gas.

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  4. Thank you for reporting the good work done by our local officers as well as the crime and constant shortages. Without the good, I think that the takeaway from the blog can be that our local officers are useless -even though that's not a fair characterization.

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    1. Absolutely not. We've repeatedly stated that vast, vast majority of the street-level officers in our area are outstanding public servants. Our problem on the government side is with executive-level police leaders and the politicians who have allowed our district to be mislead (and misled) into a complete mess.

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    2. How did they trac the iphone? what is the app? I would also like to have this

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    3. Find my phone is on every iphone you just have to activate it ad then log in from another device

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    4. If you have an iPhone Apple has an official application called "Find my iPhone" that allows you to track your phone as well as a few other security features. http://www.apple.com/icloud/find-my-iphone.html

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  5. GREAT JOB OFFICERS!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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  6. "atta boy (s)"

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  7. I would also like the app to track the iphone, please post if you know. Thanks!

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  8. Great arrest and great work by CPD!!

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  9. Apple has the app build in to the phone all you have to do is activate it.

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  10. great job by the police - they need the city administration's support in real terms (more officers), not just our moral support. after all, it's our money the city government is not spending on more officers but IS spending on basketball stadiums and the like. TIF funds for cops! TIF funds for schools! You'd think the mayor's office had earned that money themselves the way they get indignant when we want to have a conversation about safe and sustainable neighborhoods.....

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  11. Find my iPhone

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8

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  12. BTW Wriglyville/Boystown, inquire with the area detectives, this will clear up a large amount of robberies that occurred. Hopefully will be a lull until the next crew starts up

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  13. Reporting on the arrests of these scumbags is great, yet it'd be more interesting to see how they (and others covered in other blog posts) are processed and ultimately sentenced through the justice system. My fear is that many of these losers simply get a slap on the wrist and are back on the streets robbing the tax-paying, law-abiding citizens of the city within months if not weeks.

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  14. Don't think I've heard much about this method for the dozens of smartphone thefts in the neighborhood, so kudos on collaring the ARMED animal thugs, and thanks to some of the latest helpful technology and police/victims who employ it. The method is reported in DNAChicago below. Has this IPhone tracker been mentioned here before? If so, I'm sorry, but I missed it.

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    Officers played cat and mouse with the offenders as the get-away car weaved through Boystown. The white vehicle with Michigan plates was brought to a stop on Stratford Place near Lake Shore Drive.

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    iPhone Tracker Helped Cops in Lakeview Find Armed Robbers, Police Say
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131209/lakeview/iphone-tracker-helped-cops-lakeview-nab-armed-robbers-police-say

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    These are also noteworthy .. seems these hold a separate and divergent position from the kill switch to disable stolen cell phones, if I'm reading them correctly:

    Newly appointed FCC chairman calls for wireless carriers to unlock cell phones
    http://www.techspot.com/news/54711-newly-appointed-fcc-chairman-calls-for-wireless-carriers-to-unlock-cell-phones.html

    NEWS: The Obama Administration Has Been Secretly Moving To Make iPhone Unlocking Illegal
    http://www.djbobbytrends.com/news-the-obama-administration-has-been-secretly-moving-to-make-iphone-unlocking-illegal/


    Still hope folks don't forget about the petition for the cellphone carriers to provide kill switches for stolen cell phone. This video describes the crime that's the cause for the petition and hopefully, the petition's hopeful ultimate effect. At the video's end, they report that Apple is testing some new technology to achieve this needed action.

    http://madisonjersey.fox2now.com/news/news/338801-megan-bokens-family-wants-cell-phone-kill-switches

    The petition, which I urge all to sign:

    http://www.meganboken.com/index.php/blog/53-secure-our-smartphones-initiative

    Truly sickening, repugnant, horrendous and cold-blooded loss of life .. over a phone. And it's going to keep happening. God rest Megan's soul, comfort her loved ones and protect us all.

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