Wednesday, January 22, 2014

HONEYMOON'S OVER: 3 Robberies At Gunpoint Tuesday Evening

Violent offenders came out of hibernation in force Tuesday evening as police responded to three separate robberies at gunpoint in Boystown and nearby Lakeview. 

All of the incidents took place before midnight and involved multiple offenders. No one is in custody.

Woman Held Up In Boystown
Two robbers held a woman at gunpoint in the 800 block of Cornelia, just west of Halsted at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman was approached near Cornelia and Fremont by two black men wearing face masks and black jackets. One wore camouflage pants and the other wore black pants. Both were about 6-feet tall.

After taking away the woman's backpacks, which contained her wallet and keys, the offenders ran west on Cornelia, then south on Clark.

One of the stolen backpacks is red, the other is blue, black, and orange. CPD case #HX123036.

Cab Driver Robbed In Lakeview
At 11:20PM, the driver of a Flash taxi cab told police that he was robbed of his iPhone 5 and $300 cash by three passengers near Racine and Oakdale. One of the passengers was armed with a small black revolver.

All three offenders escaped by running west on Oakdale and north through the alley east of Racine. They are described as male, black, 24 to 26 years old, 6' tall, skinny, wearing all dark clothing.

The incident is recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case HX123136.

UPDATE 8:41AM: DNAInfo adds that the taxi driver "received a call for a pickup from three men who got into the cab and then put a gun to him."

Stick-Up At Irving Park & Broadway

The locations of Tuesday evening's robberies are plotted
on this Google map.
Around 7:30PM Tuesday, a man was robbed at gunpoint by three offenders near Irving Park Road and Broadway. The robbers fled northbound on Broadway after the crime.

The three descriptions:
1) Male, black, 5'4" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, black coat, and jogging pants. He may have been armed with a revolver.
2) Male, Hispanic, wearing a Miami Dolphins skull cap, gray/blue two-tone jacket, and jeans.
3) Male, black, 5'5" tall, 180 pounds, wearing a fleece jacket. He had braids in his hair and a long scar on the right side of his face.
CPD case number is HX122947.
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24 comments:

  1. Do we know what the response time was for these incidents? Did it take the standard 45-60+ minutes for police response? And I see one incident has a case number, but do you know if the other two incidents have police reports filed?

    It's sad that the only recourse we seem to have anymore is to make darn sure police reports get filed so there's documentation to show that the crime situation has gotten bad and continues to get worse. When someone finally pays attention, at least there will be a paper trail showing that this didn't happen overnight.

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    1. Response times were prompt, although delayed by the victims' need to get to a phone in order to dial 911.

      Reports were filed in all of these cases. We don't have the info yet, though.

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    2. And, yes. This did not happen overnight. Figuratively or literally.

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    3. There is a difference in when the call was placed, and when it was dispatched. The car responding to your job may take 3 minutes to get there. They got there quickly...BUT...you called 10 minutes ago, so you think the police car took their time, stopped a cabbie, didn't hurry, etc... Calls are prioritized by importance, and sometimes held by the dispatchers. Sometimes, a robbery call gets held too. People are real quick to blame the officers for a long response time. It actuality, they may have gotten the job only a moment beforehand.

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  2. Strange, all within 2 blocks of an "L" station, but not the most dangerous one: Belmont.

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    1. The Cornelia robbery offenders did run south on Clark, so...ya never know.

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  3. They have guns. We get guns. Anyone want to guess where this goes

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    1. i have a pretty good idea and it has to do with the "people from outside the neighborhood" becoming wary(dare i say frightened) of who may or may not be packing a rod and the pickings not being so easy anymore. I know the majority of you are squimish about aggressive behavior on your own behalf, most people are. I come by it professionally so i dont share those sentiments. But you need to acknowledge that in the instances you, in fact, do feel safe, it is because of individuals willing to do violence on YOUR behalf, understand how it works? weapons in the mix do indeed complicate things, BUT, on the side of the scumbag, MOST, not all, but most, have either non-firing replica weapons, pellet or bb guns, or an actual weapon that either has no ammo or, and this is basically my point, they are all cowards and will turn tail and run if they even catch a whiff of possible resistance. On the NEIGHBOR side, if you guys(and you know who you are) arent stumbling home half-boiled after "show tune night" at Sidetracks or whatever, arent texting/talking on your smart phone or going home in a large noisy group instead of sculking home alone, you will stand LESS OF A CHANCE of getting picked on by some jagoff(s). Not to mention "weapons" again, but to those out there who do plan to CCW, use your head and remember your training and remember that its an ABSOLUTE LAST RESORT, PERIOD. didnt mean to go on but i truly do care about my neighbors and dont want to see them hurt, or worse, and dont want to see my community turned into a shithole by ghetto scumbags or the assclowns that enable them. peace and enjoy the rest of your evening.

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  4. Now that 2013 has ended is there any tally of the number of robberies that involved guns as opposed to 2012, 11, 10? It seems that we saw an increase in guns utilized in robberies. If there was in fact an increase then that is another aspect that has to be taken into account: not just the number of incidents but an escalation in the presence of firearms. It's just a matter of time before we hear someone was shot or shot and killed.

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    1. 2013: 242 robberies - 38 w/handgun - 8 w/knife
      2012: 234 robberies - 36 w/handgun - 8 w/knife

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    2. ...The most noticeable and notable change is the shift toward robberies occurring before midnight rather during the deep overnight hours. Every robbery that we are aware of this year has taken place during "regular people" hours."

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

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  5. I cannot wait for this summer. Its going to be grand.

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  6. Lets not blame the victims if they don't report right away or if they get frustrated waiting and don't report at all. Very traumatic for the victims, they are not always thinking rationally immediately after. Nobody deserves to be a crime victim no matter what they are doing. These crimes would get reported if we had full staffing and fast 911 response times, because the police officers would handle it right away. This entire scheme is designed only to manipulate statistics and discourage reporting. Therefore crime is UP, only reporting crime is DOWN. We don't have a policing strategy, we have a public relations strategy.

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    1. I'd wait three hours to report, or I'd get to a police station as soon as I could or, hell, even the next day. They *do* deserve some of the blame. You don't need cops on the scene (though they should be on the scene) to file a police report. Unreported incidents benefit the crime numbers AND the people committing the crimes.

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  7. My condo is near the first mugging by gun - 9PM!! Anyone want to buy a 2BR/BA? I bought it for 520K 8 yrs ago but would happily sell it now for 430K. Moving to NYC, have had enough.

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    1. Those that can move, DO.

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    2. LOL, by all means. De Blasio will leave you feeling as though you woke up on the set of Groundhog Day.

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    3. I'm with you, getting out of here while I can!

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  8. Moving out of the neighborhood in 59 days after living here 9 years. Can't wait!

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  9. I think of Irving Park and Broadway, that area as the extreme edge of Uptown and the nonsense from that, I guess the two factions of filth closing in on each other.

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  10. The street light has been out at Cornelia and Fremont for about two weeks. That probably makes the intersection more inviting for a robber.

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    1. And did you report this outage?

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  11. I live near Cornelia and Wilton. The stretch from Fremont to Wilton is quite dark, and nearby residential buildings don't have the best vantage point. I WILL say that my experience with police response time has been better than expected. This past Sunday around 2:00 a.m., I was awakened by someone insistently buzzing my unit. My partner and I asked the person to identify themselves, which they would not. They continued buzzing, and we called the police. Cops showed up in less than 2 minutes, but whoever the creeper was had moved on.

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