|Crime disappears if no report is filed.|
Two robbery offenders fled empty-handed when their would-be victim's phone rang mid-mugging. The victim called 911 at 2:30AM to report the incident, but they asked to remain anonymous and did not wish to speak with police.
According to the victim, two men were in the process of robbing him near Waveland and Magnolia, a couple of blocks west of Wrigley Field. When his cell phone rang, they jumped into a black Chevrolet that had its front bumper hanging off and drove west on Waveland. The car was occupied by a woman.
1-Male, black, gray skull cap, tan coatThe First Macing Of 2014
2-Male, black, red jacket with a hood
Ah. Pepper spray. It could be the official smell of summer in parts of our neighborhood. This morning, the first "macing" of 2014 was reported. The 1:55AM call came from a male victim at a predictable location: Belmont and Sheffield.
Pepper spray has become a leading weapon of choice, particularly among female muggers who "work" in our neighborhoods.
No report was filed for this morning's incident.