Sunday, February 09, 2014

GOT A DOLLAR?: Pushed To The Ground, Robbed Of Phone & Wallet, Halsted Victim Opts Not To File Police Report

Yet another neighborhood robbery has gone undocumented because the victim opted to not file a report with officers.

Police arrived quickly to the 3700 block of Halsted after the robbery victim told 911 that a man took his wallet and iPhone after pushing him to the ground near a Chase bank ATM.

The robbery unfolded after the assailant approached and asked the soon-to-be-victim for a dollar around 9:35PM yesterday.

The victim, who lives in Uptown, described his attacker as male, black, about 5'10" tall, 160 pounds, with short dreads and wearing a black jacket and black jeans. The offender was last seen northbound on Halsted Street.

Officers were preparing to file a strong arm robbery report, but the victim decided that he would rather go with his friends. He was given information about how to file a report in the future.

Saturday evening's incident marks the second area robbery in three days that will go undocumented. Early Thursday morning, a man told 911 operators that two muggers fled after his phone rang while he was being robbed at Waveland and Magnolia. The victim asked to remain anonymous and did not file a report.

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23 comments:

  1. I do not have an ounce of pity for any moron that gets robbed and refuses to file a police report against the thug. They are as much responsible for the increased crime as the politicians that turn a blind eye towards us. Shame on them.

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    1. Couldn't agree more. How sad that people are so out of touch with what is going on in their environment, and so self-absorbed, that they are more concerned with getting to the next club than helping in their own small way to get criminals off the street.

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    2. Maybe it's not "their" environment so to speak. What's the ratio of nearby residents vs. tourists/suburbanites/etc. out there on any given weekend? 80/20? They traveled to come out and have a good time, spend their $ (where it's obviously not appreciated), aren't going to let this spoil their evening, other friends pitch in to continue the party and they go home....probably never to return.

      I'm sure the fact that their stolen items and money will never be recovered crosses their mind at the same time of deciding to file a report comes into play as well.

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  2. Those who do not file police reports are hiding from the police themselves. After all, the "victim" does live in Uptown. Probably has warrants.

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    1. Why, because he lives in Uptown he must have warrants? If he was hiding from the outstanding warrants as you state, then why would he even bother to call 911? People should file reports, but not doing so does not make them criminals. They are still victims--just sometimes stupid victims.

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    2. He wanted the cops to find his wallet and phone without identifying himself to them.

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    3. ^ Hmm. In that case, he probably shouldn't have given them his name and address.

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    4. ^^ I never said he was smart.

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  3. I don't understand why someone wouldn't file a report??..takes too long?....explain?..maybe they think it doesn't matter....what am I missing here?

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    1. You are missing that the criminals are attacking other criminals, which is why the criminal "victims" do not file reports.

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    2. Or they don't want to have been found out to be in Boystown on a Saturday night?

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    3. You all are so good at these deep, dark secret ideas. Maybe they just decided not to waste time on paperwork if the police aren't going to catch the guy and get my stuff.

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    4. You sound like you might be one of those people who think it'd be a waste of time?

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  4. If we gave as much money to Rahmy's campaign as the developers do in the city, perhaps he'd realize we exist and confess that we have a real problem with crime. There is an interesting story in the Chicago Tribune this morning about the tens of thousands of dollars project developers have given to him - and of course Rahm's minions report that it doesn't taint their decision when reviewing the developers' proposals lol.

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  5. Please do NOT call the police and after they arrive, then decide you are not going to file a police report OK? Why should the police risk their lives for you?

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  6. It would seem to me that there should be a report automatically created everytime there is a call to the police. If the victim decides not to file a case then at least there is a record of date, time, and call reason so that we as the pubkic could actually see the true picture and be able to force the alderman and police brass to listen.

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    1. It's hard to fathom how clueless some people actually are. Document every call to the police? Thousands of ignorant douches call 911 when their pizza delivery is late, or when their baby daddy is cheating with a new girlfriend, or when the drug dealer didn't provide a full $30 worth of meth. How many "records" of all that BS would you want to read before you realized it was worthless info?

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    2. A unique event number is assigned to every dispatched assignment, whether a report is filed or not.

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    3. Is it possible to request a FOIA on how many "event numbers" where assigned to the COH or the BYC? This would be very important information to disseminate to the doubters.

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    4. Anyone can file a FOIA request seeking activity at any address.

      A CWB reader secured just such a report for COH last August. Take a look:

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd1fDFhwSLYU0ItT3BoNzJkRTA/edit?usp=sharing

      Here's a link if you'd like to file a FOIA with OEMC.

      http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/oem/supp_info/oem_foia.html

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  7. Yeah, maybe tracing 911 activity would be a better solution. Good luck.

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  8. Victims don't file reports. Police do. If someone calls the police, gives a description, tells them what happened---that's the victim's role in the process. If the police decide to blow if off, there is little the victim can do about it. There will be a few who don't want police involvement, but in general, wise up before your blame the victim stuff starts to backfire even more.

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