Sunday, December 29, 2013

PUMMELED: Man Attacked In Grocery Store Parking Lot

A man is being treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center after he sustained serious injuries in an attack outside of the Treasure Island grocery store, 3460 N. Broadway, at 3:05 this afternoon.

The offender, described as male, black, 23-24 years old, 5'9" tall, and very thin, was last seen running westbound on Cornelia toward Halsted Street. He was wearing a reddish-orange sweatshirt and tan pants. He may have had a brown box of candy.

Initial reports indicated that the man had been robbed in the grocery store parking lot, however the incident is currently classified as an aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon in CPD case #HW588007.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 16, 2014: Updated information and further details of this case are available HERE.

17 comments:

  1. Wow you can't even go to the store in the afternoon without getting robbed and beaten in this neighborhood.
    Where are all the police at that should be protecting us??????
    It is now time to move, I've had it here with all the violence.

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more. I've had it with this city. The crime and corruption goes above and beyond any other major US city. I don't feel safe or protected here any longer. The situation is very sad.

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    2. I guess youve never been to detroit or new orleans? Come on, crime and corruption are bad, but the worst? Nope.

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    3. I had 2 cars stolen in the city of Detroit over the course of 20 years. I've never been physically harmed like I have been here. Read it and weep.

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  2. Description sounds like the guy who has been hitting people with a hammer.

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  3. Voice your opinion next election and VOTE RAHM OUT!!!

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    1. First in line. Glad I never voted for him either.

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  4. This is the proverbial last straw for me. I will no longer vacation anywhere in the area Lincoln Park through Boystown. This sadly ends an annual tradition for me going on since 1999, which once meant fearless walks at midnight back to the Best Western and Day Inn. I wouldn't do that at high noon today.

    There are nice, cheap motels out in Morton Grove with the basics of life there. Not much to do, but at least I will not be beaten and sent to the hospital with broken bones for going out for breakfast at 7am or food shopping at 3pm. .

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  5. voice my opinion and vote bug-eyed skid mark out? I shop at TI regular, so does my girlfriend. how about i voice my opinion by kicking the shit out of some shitbag trying to rob her or me? time to move out? have some guts neighbors and take back your block. cut and run is not an option. we need send these jagoffs back to whatever shithole at the other end of Halsted they came from and quit foolin around those that give them sanctuary(CoH, Crib, etc) and demand they tighten their policies.

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    1. It turns me on when you talk all tough.

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    2. Me, too!! Your post was so perfect I just thought I'd name by name the other "sanctuary" called The Broadway Youth Center illegally utilizing the Wellington Avenue Church of Christ near Broadway....just in case people weren't aware of this other gem luring criminals into our neighborhood, once our sanctuary.

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  6. Much has been said, rightfully, about the impact that Center on Halsted and another so-called social service agencies catering to gay youth have played in the unacceptable and politically-ignored increase in crime in the area. But I would like to raise another causal proposition.

    As one who has lived in the Clark/Diversey area for nine years, I have noted a significant increase in the presence of panhandlers, drunks and others who may also be petty criminals in the area since the upscale soup kitchen, aka Panera Cares, re-concepted. As one who travels extensively, I can't say that I have seen security guards at any other Panera in the US.

    So, while I am in no way discounting the impact of COH and other outfits that welcome those into our neighborhood who may be here for more than just a computer class, keep in mind that another change took place a couple of years ago - timing in sync with the crime increase - that also has welcomed non-residents into the 'hood who may have more on their mind than yesterday's croissant.

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    1. There have always been creatures lurking outside a shelter of some sort at the southeast corner of Diversey and Halsted. I never considered them a threat, and they seem to disappear at night when I USED to (past tense) get off the #8 bus at midnight there. That's not what is causing trouble now.

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  7. I don't know of any other place that is having some random attacks. For god sakes, go to Mexico City and it's gang members hurting other gang members. Same as the south side, mostly people shooting other gang members and occasionally missing and hitting an innocent bystander. So if this is boystown, than what we have are gay men being beaten and robbed daily. Where is the public outcry? In other cities, if a gay man is beaten up by a group of men it's on the front page of the news.

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  8. The bad parts of Camden, Irvington, Newark, Trenton, NJ are like this with random shootings, but they all hit the news. Even a mugging along ritzy Central Park West, NYC the other night hit WABC-TV.

    But Chicago is a corrupt dictatorship with censorship and is unfit for habitation

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  9. This crime issue is in part the result of COH , the crib etc. which brings undesirables into the neighborhood. But also the permissive attitude of the press and their refusal to address the severity that is crime in the community. The Windy City times comes to mind. And unfortunately the sun times and trib and so so many if their younger reporters have become Rahm agenda mouthpieces. Originally it was just Levine and spiel man but now it's a daily pro Rahm major storyabout cutting crime, etc. that why CWB is imperative. There is no question that Rahm is manipulating the media to his own benefit and mainstream press is right along for what they believe will be a ride to the White House.

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