Wednesday, April 09, 2014

REVISED: Wrigelyville, Boystown Robberies Up In March

Updated information from the Chicago Police Department reveals that ten robberies were reported last month on the three police beats that cover the bulk of Wrigleyville and Boystown. Eight cases were reported in March of last year.

A total of 21 robberies were reported on police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 through the first quarter. That is the slowest start to any year since 2007.

Nearby Robbery Overnight

A woman was robbed near the border of Lake View and North Center shortly before midnight, police say.

The victim was approached by an attacker who demanded her valuables while claiming to have a weapon. He escaped with the woman's black and white flowered purse and a black iPhone.

The offender is described as male, black, 5'6" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a dark hoodie. He was last seen northbound on Ravenswood near Addison.

The incident is recorded as an aggravated robbery in CPD case HX216335.
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13 comments:

  1. People need to get trained and licensed in Conceal Carry, and actually carry. Having a population that is well-armed and can defend itself, will make these fools think twice about attacking or robbing people. If this offender is ever caught, he should also be persecuted for a hate crime against a female.

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    1. I think you mean prosecuted, Einstein.

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    2. Hey it was early in the morning when I posted that and I had not yet had my coffee...give a guy a break, grammar nazi!

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    1. AMEN! Is right. Enough. Please do not post bad grammar comments.

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  3. HBHC's Brown Elephant is moving:
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/-Halsteds-Brown-Elephant-to-move-/46970.html

    Wonder what is going to go into their vacated space? Another bar/nightclub? Maybe the BYC can move there from their space on Wellington?

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    1. No more bars for now; we need a chef-driven restaurant there, something to balance the area out....there are too many bars for now.

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    2. How about the police station....that seems to be their busiest corner...

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    3. heard last fall the old brown elephant was to become a night club. oh what a lot of space inside. huge.

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  4. I don't understand the logic of people who think conceal & carry is the answer to our problems. In this case, the victim would probably have her gun in her purse. What is she supposed to do when the thief surprises her? "Hold that thought while I nervously struggle to open my purse." By that point, she could be attacked and/or killed. I'm not against C&C at all, just don't think it solves everything. Fear of being caught by police should be the bigger deterrent but we know that isn't getting fixed anytime soon.

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    1. Conceal/carry is ONE of the answers. When the idea that there is a strong chance that someone is armed, it causes criminals to think twice before acting. I have lived in places where there is a strong CC culture, and although most people are not carrying, there is always that chance, and criminals definitely think twice. It's not a cure for all situations. but it is definitely better than being completely defenseless.

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    2. I don't think it is a panacea however it is a powerful deterrent against this sort of random, opportunistic violent crime. Particularly (and somewhat ironically) in lower crime, more affluent areas where people are less likely to be convicted felons and more likely to be legally carrying.

      Look at today's story about short prison stints and $500 bail. CCW is far more intimidating than an arrest to someone who has been in and out the system, whether or not they realize it yet.

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  5. You need to read up on conceal and carry...not in my "purse"....also, as someone who has lived in many, many cities where people are assumed armed, and often are; there is very, very little crime, if any...I always felt very safe as an armed woman in Austin....it is sad the murder capital of the U.S. thinks the only people deserving of a weapons are criminals.....neighborhood is so bad even Brown Elephant wants out....

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