Sunday, February 02, 2014

CA$HED: Victim Loses Hundreds In Wrigleyville Robbery

Hit from behind and robbed. That’s how one man’s night in Wrigleyville wrapped up this morning.

The victim told two police supervisors that he lost $500 to $600 cash in the strong arm robbery that unfolded behind Goose Island Brewery, 3535 N. Clark, around 3 a.m.

The offender, who is described only as a man in a black coat, fled in an unknown direction. 

Chicago Police Department case number HX136164.

Other Weekend Notes

7:54PM Friday: Witness reports men in the alley around Cornelia/Sheffield/Newport breaking into cars.  Offenders are described as 3 males, black, 25 to 29 years old. One with short dreads, one in a black coat, one in a gray coat. Officers don’t find the offenders, but they do spot at least one car with broken glass.

8:18PM Friday: Officers on patrol stop a woman at Buckingham and Clark. The 39-year-old is currently on parole after serving 18 months of a 3-year sentence for her role in a major Uptown drug ring that police dismantled in 2011. Prior to that, she received a 3-year sentence for robbery. She is released after police determine that, as far as they can tell (and contrary to the woman's own belief) she is not currently wanted.

11:25PM Saturday: Multiple arrest outside of Exedus II, 3477 N. Clark

12:54AM Sunday: A couple of calls come in from Progress Bar, 3359 N. Halsted. A man is missing some teeth after being punched in the face. An ambulance is dispatched. Case HX136106.

2:06AM Sunday: Fight near Rebel Bar & Grill, 3462 N. Clark

2:41AM Sunday: Fight in front of Exedus II

2:53AM Sunday: Fight inside of Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark

23 comments:

  1. These people are obviously being over served. It's time to start holding these bar owners accountable. Enough is enough!

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    1. They are, and have been for at least a few years now. I noticed the change. It wasnt "entertaining" anymore in that strip.

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  2. No troubles here in Paradise, everything is great. If you don't believe me, just ask Tunney or Rahm or COH.

    Tunney's childful cut and paste exercise on his Facebook page to constituents paying his salary reminds me of the terrible companies now that have you on hold for hours with the message repeating…"thank you for calling Tiny Tooney's office, we value you as a constituent and will be right with you…please continue to hold….thank you for calling….repeat, repeat, repeat until you hang up.

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  3. And stop that extra hour on Saturday night and stop having any 4am bars, 1:30 every bar should have last call and be done with this drunken bullshit every weekend

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    1. Here! Here!

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    2. Big city tap, Berlin are 5 am on Saturdays.

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  4. It's a vicious cycle with our beloved bar and nightclub owners. The criminals are thinning out their customer base and they are "forced" to over serve whatever customers they can get.

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    1. The problem on Clark Street certainly isn't "thinning out their customer base." In fact, just the opposite. Clark Street has become a madhouse with suburbanites and a college crowd flooding into those bars. The Halsted bars may be experiencing a drop in business, but that's hardly the case with Clark Street.

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  5. With the current trend, I'd say within 1-3 years a significant number of businesses will be closed along Clark, Halsted and Broadway due to the area being ruled by thugs or people just to afraid to go to these places at any time during the day or night.

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    1. It's supposed to he a place to forget your troubles for a few hours and have a good time. Instead, it exacerbates depression.

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  6. Another cycle of fights at Exedus? Not surprised...

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  7. At 40 I don't care for the Clark bars and as a family guy (straight), I don't care for the gay bars. It's time to move on - as the violence threatens my family (2 small kids). We are leaving IL, along with our 400K in household income.

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    1. Will you take me with you?

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  8. $500 - $600 in CASH going to a bar in Lakeview at 3 AM in the morning ???? Hu m m m . . . Sure, I do that all the time. LOL I go to Walgreens at 3 in the afternoon and take $10 in cash and hope I don't drop the change.

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    1. We can't speak to this specific incident, but it's the employees who work in these establishments also go home at odd hours--their cash tips. Many, but not all, wisely choose to deposit that cast in the nearest ATM with co-workers.

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  9. I hear you - my husband and I are both doctors and we are now wondering why we put up with this level of crime - for what? A few extra options to walk to on the weekends? Most of the restos/bars are crap anyway. We're moving to Lake Forest.

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  10. It's simply a manpower shortage is the problem with all of this. People know they have a good chance of not getting caught because of the police shortage. But we have a Mayor that doesn't like the Police or Firefighters.

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  11. So this "stop overserving" thread died quickly. Are we going to do anything about it? Or just wait until the next gunshots ?

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  12. Another family with kids here. We're also leaving IL. Five years ago, we would not have anticipated this. Now, we can't wait to get out of here.

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  13. No kids; but looking to move further west. I have lived within blocks of the lake my entire time in Chicago and I love it, but I can't deal with the pending summer nightmare of the COH...ideally I want out of the city, I no longer believe it is safe in any neighborhood. Flash mob attacks downtown....sad

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  14. It's all about the lack of police. Rahm is interested in other matters such as planters, flowers, lights, and freebies to campaign contributors. He and Tunney voted against more police and they must get voted out next election.

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    1. Don't forget alderman Cappleman represents a portion of Lakeview and did the same thing. We need to take a stand and tell them with our vote that it will NOT be business as usual. Nothing will change till they are afraid of their political career.

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  15. STOP walking in alleys at night. Please! Until the mayor hires enough Police to be in more places and not stretched thin. Please for your safety

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