Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DONE AND DONE: Rape Suspect In Custody Cops Say; Serial Bank Robber Is, Too

Marcus Lynch.
Charges have been filed in Monday afternoon's sexual assault and robbery in Boystown.

Back of the Yards resident Marcus Lynch, 20, is in custody and facing charges of criminal sexual assault and armed robbery. A bail hearing is set for today.

Also in court today will be the man that the FBI says is the "Benchwarmer Bandit" bank robber.

Developing.....
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43 comments:

  1. Well done, CPD!!!!!!! THANK YOU.

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  2. Done?! Perhaps Chicago criminal justice will be realized but preckwinkles will derail that if he can

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  3. Good guys win. Though I'm sure one never totally recovers from such vicious, animal like attack as this was I hope she can stat to move in that direction. Young lady, there are many more good people in this neighbourhood then bad and our thought and prayers are with you.

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    1. this was a wonderful comment, and honestly something i need to be reminded of. there are many more good people than bad in this neighborhood. this situation is awful, and we'll definitely be thinking of and praying for this poor woman as she recovers.

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  4. Great job by the police. Been thinking about the victim a lot. Wishing her the best.

    But Back of the yards? Where did i hear that before? Oh, yeah. On this blog. Keep eating the MSM's lunch, CWB.

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  5. Maybe if we can get a string of quick decisive arrests like this one then these thugs will stop looking at our neighborhood as their personal playground.

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  6. I was just curious, while this blog is great at what it does, why aren't more people actually going to the CAPS meetings, writing/calling the Aldermen and Mayors offices, maybe even marching and making the media aware of how the area is deteriorating? A lot of citizens read and post on here, it takes more than that to make any change. No I don't live in the area, however I feel bad for the folks that do. Please stay safe and keep aware of all your surroundings.

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    1. Thank you for reading, Anonymous. We think you would be surprised to see the attendance at most CAPS meetings last summer, fall, and even December. People are calling and writing the alderman. That is the only reason he has finally, for the first time in his 10 year term, admitted that there is a problem with robberies. He deleted crime-related inquiries from his Facebook page and people went crazy.

      The question is why isn't the alderman doing everything he can—PUBLICLY—to get our district's manpower back up to strength, to hold the police superintendent responsible for his lies to the public and to the city council, and to ensure that local businesses an service agencies behave like good neighbors rather than sponges that merely suck up and don't give.

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    2. Because some of us know Chicago is run by the dictator Rahm. He is way worse than Daley ever was. So nothing we do matters Rahm doesn't care about anyone unless your a Pritzker.

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  7. Hmm...what could have drawn someone to Lakeview all the way from Back of the Yards?

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  8. As of 9:42 AM Wednesday 4/16/2014, chicagotribune.com has this as its top story...with one picture of the suspect, one picture of a street sign at night, and one picture of a dark alley at night illuminated with a street light. Of course, the event occurred at 4:30 PM, and I believe it was sunny that day.

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    1. It was actually pretty gloomy, rainy, and snowy that day. Still, something like this happening at 4.30pm is truly terrifying. Am starting to think that carrying pepper spray and a kubotan isn't quite enough anymore. I've got half a mind to just start carrying a steak knife around with me.

      I love this neighborhood, and have been to CAPS meetings, SELVN meetings, written letters and emails to Voulgaris, Tunney, and the Mayor, but whoever said that more people need to get involved is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. More people need to get angry IN REAL LIFE and make some noise and take some action to get this crime problem noticed and reported on, as well as our Houdini-like police force, disappearing more and more each day. Please keep posting and reading the blog (because you rock, CWB - thanks for everything you do!), but please also get involved in person at meetings, writing letters, and making a fuss to your "leaders" in person.

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    2. Will do, Sarah. You'll forgive us if we "borrow" the Houdini line sometime? :-)

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    3. I'd be honored.

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    4. It was gloomy that day, but as of 4:00 PM, it wasn't rainy or snowy. Unfortunately, my house is two houses down from the attack, and I walked my dog (in the front of house, on Reta) at 4:00 PM, which is why I remember the weather. I avoid the alley as much as possible, and this reminds me of why, which is sad because it was "broad daylight", even if it wasn't gloomy out. It wasn't night; she wasn't drunk; etc. etc.

      I'm still waiting to hear all the details, but I'm saddened to think that no one heard this going on and helped the poor girl. Were the construction workers not actually working that day? Maybe she was too scared to scream. I can only imagine. My thoughts and prayers go out to her.

      RE: Sarah G's comment--I agree that more people DEFINITELY need to get involved. Things won't change until enough people demand it, especially considering we're up against Rahm. Daley wasn't my favorite politician, but I think even he would have acted on our ridiculous crime increase by now.

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    5. This forum would be a good way to get people involved. Someone mentioned a march in another comments string. I think that would be a good start....clog traffic and get some press coverage.

      Until there is complete outrage about the problems our area faces, there will be more of the same.

      Maybe if we make some noise, King Rahm will be shamed into doing something about the increase in crime, and lack of police.

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  9. What a coward. Jail is almost too good for him

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  10. Fantastic .. thank God! What a terrifying ordeal for that poor gal. She'll never be the same. GREAT work, CPD .. AND CWB for being the ever vigilant local crime sleuth.

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  11. So this DEVIANT commuted to my/our neighborhood to prey on a victim? (My prayers go out to the young woman.) I am curious about whether there is any video evidence of this guy visiting the Center on Halsted. I'm not against the establishment, but the crime pattern CANNOT be ignored by our community!

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  12. Let us know how long he will be in jail

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  13. Back of the Yards, you say? Whatever could this shiftless dirtbag be doing all the way up in Boystown? I'd be curious to find out. Oh, and for all of the people surprised that this occurred during daylight commuting hours? Don't be. Cowards like this rely on the element of surprise, and often commit robberies and assaults during that time frame. Passersby are often preoccupied, often foolishly with headphones/smartphones etc. and are oblivious to the goings on around them.

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    1. Thank you south and west sides. You only send us your best. Curse you red line. Hmmmmmm. But maybe he drove up in his Infinity.

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    2. Video shows that the offender took the red line after the attack.

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    3. Center on Halstead, possibly???

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  14. Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard......

    And just exactly what brought him to Cornelia & Halsted???

    I'm just axin'

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    1. The neighborhood has a right to know if he was a COH regular.

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    2. He WAS a COH regular. Talked to security at Whole Foods yesterday and they confirmed it.

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    3. Although I suspected this, having it confirmed makes me absolutely livid. Where is the COH's accountability?!?! Where is their sense of responsibility!?!

      I love CWB, and I come here many times a day to see what's going on, but it often bothers me that the bloggers take the position that these social service organizations are not a real contributor to the problem. I know that the reduction in police is the main cause of the problem, but we can't ignore the role these places have in the increase in crime.

      Too bad if it's not PC to say it, but these criminal havens...I mean LGBT community centers...have to go.

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    4. You've never read anything here about our position that service agencies need to step up and take responsibility? Baloney.

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  15. This dirty animal coming to our neighborhood to prey on us. These CTA trains that help us all commute to work each and every day back and forth also brings these animals to come steal,rape and rob and just catch the train back to where they live. Be safe out there and stay off of Belomont and Halsted at all costs at any time of the day they are out there. Take cabs to your doors or better yet move from the area. A once safe place to live boystown and lakeview is now worse then neighborhoods with gang problems

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    1. You are so right and this whole area of east lakeview is at Risk being so close to the train stations, addison, Belmont, your even safer living in Uptown lol any criminal up there is also coming into the area to rape beat and rob the weak but working public. This is why the suburbs were always the safer place to live

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  16. Plenty of easy, high value targets and a severe shortage of police to prevent or respond to crime swiftly. But I also assume that was a rhetorical question.

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  17. Would anyone like to wager that this parasite has a lengthy criminal history, probably out on parole after serving a fraction of this sentence for prior crimes?

    I'd be SHOCKED if this were not the case. I am hoping CWB digs into this.

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    1. We dug, anonymous. His adult record: 1 battery, 1 domestic battery, 1 sneaking into a CTA station. Juvie records are not public, of course.

      http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/04/boystown-attack-suspect-brushes-with.html

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    2. Thank you for the additional details....fine work, as always.

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  18. Did the "Stickybun Superhero" have anything to do with the arrest?

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    1. Of COURSE he did! Now he's applying his talents as a prosecutor! "My office will be working with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office..."

      What a goof.

      https://www.facebook.com/AldTomTunney?sk=wall&filter=1

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  19. I suggest having multiple marches from different high crime spots in the city and the timing of the marches are coordinated so all marches end up at Rahm's house at the same time.

    I would gladly organize my hood.

    The CAPS meetings are a joke. All the alderman want to do is bury the perception there is crime.

    Pawar's office didn't want us to post signs about a hood watch.

    We have had armed robberies in Rahm's hood.

    It pisses me off that the city of Chicago pays for Rahm's security. He can offord his own security. Yet he chooses not to.

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    1. Yes hundreds of us need to go to Rahm's house and protest the violence in his very own district where he and his family live.

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    2. I live in the 47th near Damen and Grace, about five blocks from Addison Brown where a girl was mugged about a week ago. Pawar's office didn't want you to post signs about a neighborhood watch?? Did they say why?

      That infuriates me. I'd like to contact them about it, too. We need to be heard.

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    3. Pawar's office didn't want us to post signs that said there is a neighborhood watch and we call police. Regardless of whatever reason Pawar's office refers to I believe the reason is because the signs indicate there is a crime problem.

      We also asked Pawar's office why he didn't notify people in his weekly email blast about the armed holdup that occurred last fall. We were told the weekly newsletter isn't meant to list crime.

      Do you notice a common theme?

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  20. OK people, let's get real here. While I am elated that this disgusting pig thug was caught, and believe me, I AM, we still need to be vigilant. Don't go letting down your guard as if this rapist being momentarily "off the streets" means that we are now safe in this neighborhood. We are not. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Five years ago we would have never even fathomed something like this happening. Now it has, and I'll be honest, I'm not surprised. I saw the CBS news report yesterday and one of the girls interviewed said that she feels that this is a very safe neighborhood. It appalls me how naive and ignorant the people are who live in this neighborhood. This is the most UNSAFE area of the entire north side of Chicago. It doesn't get much worse than rape, but that's the way this neighborhood was headed what with all these abhorrent social service agencies, lack of police protection, and a complete dunce puppet moron of an alderman, Tom Tunney, and an even more corrupt mayor of this sh*thole city. None of them care about us or this poor girl who have been so grossly violated, she will never be the same. They simply don't care. It's every man and woman for him/herself. Sad but true. Summer is upon us; welcome to the jungle. Murder is next by one of these animals preying upon us. That's a guarantee.

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    1. Five years ago or more now this did happen. I lived around Lakewood and Grace at the time. A girl was beaten and raped directly across the street from my house. Granted it as in the middle of the night and not in broad daylight this downhill slide isn't something new. The city's answer was more street lights. The neighborhood has been thought safe far too long.

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