Monday, December 23, 2013

UPDATE: Further Details On Violent Friday Attack

Some further information has emerged regarding a 3-on-1 robbery that CWB reported to you on Friday morning.
My husband was attacked Friday morning at the corner of Bosworth and Cornelia walking home. He was hit in the head from behind and then three men proceeded to keep beating him with telescoping police batons.
They took his wallet, wedding band, and phone plus a few small personal items.
The police were called by a witness and they arrived quickly, picked him up and the drove around looking for the muggers. They did not find anyone.
 
He is healing, but his knees are in bad shape (they focused the blows there). The description (it happened fast so this is very vague): Tall white male (primary attacker), two African-American males. If anyone has any information, please let us know. Be vigilant, do not walk alone.

We wish the victim and his family a speedy recovery.

Sadly, this story again illustrates the truly violent nature of crimes that are so often dismissed by the uninformed as "just" robberies.

13 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, the "do not walk alone" warning is no guarantee of safety, an example being the 2 women attacked by another 2 women in the story below.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sorry to hear about this. I hope your husband makes a speedy and complete recovery.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I truly sympathize but how on earth are we supposed to "not walk alone"? Are we supposed to have a guardian to go to the grocery store or someone to hold our hand to the bus stop?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Truly violent .. just horrible. Hope the victim is able to heal and recover soon, and that these monsters are found and dealt with severely.

    On another note, thanks to CWB I'm sure, looks like your devoted efforts here have sparked another outlet to get cracking in alerting folks about local crime info .. and good for us all. Now if the major local news outlets would only do their jobs ...

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131223/lincoln-park/lincoln-park-blotter-dec-9-dec-15

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The major local news outlets probably think they are doing their jobs by reporting focusing specifically on the crimes involving murder, like those that result from gang wars in Englewood or Lawndale or Roseland. Owing the severe cutbacks of paid positions in the news industry during the past decade, there are also fewer journalists and news outlets to report on crime. To do so gratis, like I'm quite sure the folks at CWB are doing for us, is very hard when one has find another way to cover one's living expenses.

      It does appear that the new standard for serious crime in Chicago is murder; anyone involved or experiencing anything short of that crime--like getting robbed and beaten--is pretty much on their own.

      Delete
  5. I know many will attack me for this question but can I ask what time it happened? "Morning" is mentioned. I'm not playing blame the victim as it shouldn't have happened at any time but I've adjusted my hours outdoors at this point and am curious. Being aware of your surroundings just doesn't cut it anymore.

    And taking the wedding band is pathetic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 3:11AM.

      During the first half of December, there were 17 robberies in the 19th district. 13 occurred during "normal" hours of 6am to midnight. Only 3 occurred between midnight and 6am. One was recorded as happening at exactly midnight, so put that whereever you'd like.

      As we reported last month, there has been a measurable shift in the times robberies occur around here.

      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/11/early-turds-robbery-offenders-striking.html

      Delete
    2. i am not adjusting ANYTHING, the time i go out, where i go out, i am living my life on my terms. and if i happen to have an encounter with any of the these shitbags, they are getting a thorough tune-up before going to the hospital. dont you people get it? ,these shitheads are cowards and if you show the slightest inclination to fight back, they turn-tail and run like jack rabbits. take back your freedom and your lives, people, don't be dictated to by this living fecal matter

      Delete
    3. 100% agree! Great commentary!

      Delete
    4. Someone in Lakeview is going to be the first to be shot dead on the street during a mugging. I hope it isn't you.

      Delete
    5. To the "Someone in Lakeview is going to be the first to be shot dead on the street during a mugging. I hope it isn't you."...
      You are right, except with CC coming in the next few months lets hope it is the attacker and not the victim.

      Delete
  6. To: am not adjusting ANYTHING, the time i go out, where i go out.
    I am because this isn't the only place to go out in they City and the other areas have more police and the shit heads on Halsted are the business owners that don't care to get involved and got Rahm voted it. I will take my money to a safer neighborhood. A lot of businesses on Halsted are changing hands I think the smart ones see it as a time to cash out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. alderman tunney, is that you??????

      Delete