Saturday, May 03, 2014

WRONG TURN: Would-Be Robber Snared By Traffic Cop

Well, that was bad timing.

A man who punched a woman in the face during an attempted robbery near the Sheridan Red Line station Friday afternoon had his get-away cut short when he crossed paths with a Chicago police traffic officer who was working nearby for the Cubs game.

Police say the man punched the victim in the face inside a mom & pop convenience store just south of the Sheridan CTA station around 1 o'clock. Witnesses kept an eye on the offender and alerted the traffic officer who apprehended the thug just east of Clark on Irving Park Road.

No description of the offender is available. An ambulance crew treated the woman's injuries.

Nice work by all.

CPD case number is HX245629.
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  1. I understand that some contributors to this blog may actually be policeman. However with that said making comments about crime is one thing but for those who seek to have this lifestyle can't be blamed. Blame the crime element not the lifestyle. and don't downplay uptown Citizens we the same as any of you.

    1. What in God's name are you rambling on about? That statement makes absolutely no sense. Stop trying to make excuses for terrible behavior.

    2. Your rambling excuse for thugs is exactly why crime is exploding. We are living in an era of nobody having personal responsibility for their actions, it's always somebody else's fault.

    3. Lifestyle? What the hell are you talking about? Do you live in a world where unicorns go door to door passing out candy? Criminals are scum, bottom line. The law abiding citizens are sick of it. I don't give a shit about their sad circumstances.

  2. @ Anonymous: So you're saying that nobody should blame the criminals for the crimes they commit? I call bullshit on that one. *I* am not responsible for the men and women who are raping, robbing, thieving and thugging in my neighborhood.

  3. Ha,ha.........A go to jail Monopoly card. I love you guys. You always brighten a bleak day.

  4. Only 5 openings for police officers in the 19th district this period. Probably just enough to break even with officers retiring, bidding out, and being detailed out.