Saturday, May 17, 2014

POTPOURRI: Robbery, Burglary, Knifing In Area Overnight

An active early Saturday morning has left at least one person robbed in Lake View, a 19-year-old knifed in nearby Lincoln Park, and a Wrigleyville resident awakened by two burglars in his apartment.

Lake View Robbery

A man reported being targeted by two strong-arm robbery offenders around 4:10 this morning near the intersection of Roscoe and Lakewood, just east of Southport. The victim reported that two offenders made off with his black iPhone 5s and black Kenneth Cole wallet.

The offenders, described only as two black males, were last seen heading southbound on Lakewood in an unknown vehicle.

Case number is HX264848.

Wrigleyville Burglary

Two burglars cut through a screen and slipped into a basement apartment in the 3400 block of Seminary around 2:30 this morning. The apartment's occupant awoke to find two men wearing ski masks making their way out his front door with a 17-inch gray HP laptop.

CPD burglary case HX264790

Lincoln Avenue Knifing

Wrigleyville's little brother, the bar strip along Lincoln Avenue near Fullerton hosted yet another knife attack this morning.

Police were called to the 2400 block of Lincoln around 1:30 by a man who said his friend had been cut by a knife-wielding man. The 19-year-old victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a non-life threatening wound.

On March 8, a woman was slashed by a knife-wielding man at virtually the same location.

This morning's incident has been initially classified as a simple battery in CPD case HX264757
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10 comments:

  1. What is the obsession with these damn iPhones ? Can they be exchanged for gold bars ? Does every shithead walking into the Apple store automatically get a huge no questions trade in allowance ?

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    1. I would have thought that iPhone thefts would have been cut down because of the iOS 7 upgrade that helps make it a useless brick if it is ever stolen. But for parts, they do have some value but not like they once did.

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    2. >I would have thought that iPhone thefts would have been cut down because of the iOS 7 upgrade that helps make it a useless brick if it is ever stolen.

      Most people overestimate the intelligence and current events awareness levels of robbery offenders.

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    3. On the street I grew up on, the same people were only stealing the metal from screen doors and nothing else, with all the effort they put into that particular crime, you'd think they'd steal a wider variety of things.

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    4. Makes me NOT want to buy an iPhone. I'm about ready to upgrade my phone and have no intention of purchasing an iPhone.

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    5. "Makes me NOT want to buy an iPhone"

      They steal the other ones, too.

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  2. Here's a tip for the police, bar forza and Clark's both on Lincoln, for a small bit of money folded under your id and presented to the door people all those kiddies who are 18 and 19 can get in and get hammered. 70% of Lincoln's problems stem from those two bars and the underage clientele.

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    1. Good info. Friends with the right guy in 18 and will pass this along.

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    2. >Good info. Friends with the right guy in 18 and will pass this along.

      K. Have them the right people in 19 since those bars are north of Fullerton.

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    3. You work for their competition? Or own a competing bar on Lincoln?

      I haven't worked in a Chicago bar in years, but when I did, the bars I worked for took the age restrictions VERY seriously, as the city would shut down these bars in a heartbeat if given cause. Management (in the bars I worked at, anyway) was absolutely terrified of this.

      Getting nostalgic now... remembering the first time cops tried to entrap me into selling beer to underage kids after hours...

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