Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BOYSTOWN: Afternoon Robbery on Broadway

A bicyclist who said his name is "Darrell" strong-arm robbed a victim at 4:30 this afternoon near Broadway and Cornelia, police say.

The victim walked into the 19th district police station about 15 minutes later to report the crime and provide a description of "Darrell": Male, black, 5'9" to 5'10" tall, 40- to 50-years-old, bald, wearing a black jacket with yellow on the inside of its collar. He was last seen riding a teal and green mountain bike southbound on Broadway.

Case number is TBD.



Counterfeiter Cons Caribou Coffee (Again)

For the second time in two weeks, the Caribou Coffee at Halsted and Cornelia fell victim to a counterfeiter. Police were called to the shop at 7:30 Monday night after employees discovered a bogus $100 bill. The shop was also hit on May 27 in what seems to be an on-going problem for businesses in the area.

Burglary Beat

• 3800 block of Wilton. Unlawful entry burglary reported at 3:30AM Monday. Case HX295796.
• 900 block of Grace. Unlawful entry burglary reported at 7:05PM Monday. Case HX296865.

Weird One

It will be hard to top this one for weirdest call of the week: Around 9 o'clock Monday night, 911 callers reported a man harassing women near Broadway and Aldine. The bald, white, male was said to be "very well dressed." He was also said to be telling women that he wanted to kill them and put their legs in boxes.

Officers were unable to locate the man.
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17 comments:

  1. Who accepts $100 bills anymore?

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    1. Everyone that wants to be in business. There is several ways to check if currency is counterfeit. So it's the cashiers fault not to be trained property.

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    2. Plenty of businesses. It's not 1980 any more.

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    3. They didnt take the bills. I was there. They caught on that they were fake and called the cops trying to get the guy arrested.

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  2. Hello sir, my name is Darrell. I'll be your robber this afternoon.

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  3. Was it Darrell or his other brother Darrell?

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  4. No, it's the manager's fault for not training his/her employees. Not the cashier's fault for improper training.

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  5. Glad those bike lanes on Broadway are coming in handy! And the beat goes on...

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    1. Actually, they are. I hope you get a chance to use them. You do realize that government's job is to work on myriad things at one time, right? Does the entire rest of the city get shut down while crime gets addressed? I swear responses like this are some of the most ignorant of the entire process of government.

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    2. Calm down, sweetheart. The POINT is that much-needed funds go to fluffy projects like bike lane, river walks, and DePaul stadiums, while we could actually use some more police. Now go shake out your grumpies, grumpy-pants. *SMOOCH*

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  6. At that particular Caribou location, it's everyone's fault. I've never seen a more clueless inept staff in any similar type business. Well, with the exception of Grace and Devin, who are on the ball and keep that ship afloat. Too bad they're closing June 27th, though. They will be missed.

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    1. Is the Caribou on Broadway across from Nettlehorst closing too?

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    2. All four remaining Caribous are closing around 27-June and will reopen as Peet's Coffees around 24-August. Sucks to be a Caribou fan, right?

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  7. I'm sure he stopped on his bike to chit chat and they decided to exchange recipe secrets and then just out of the blue.......

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  8. Chances are she was trained right.

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  9. 4:30 in the afternoon, seriously? That's right outside Treasure Island. How did it happen??

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  10. The Treasure Island robbery and beating last January on a Sunday afternoon was the trigger for this tourist to cross Chicago north of the Loop of my list for must-do summer vacation, and sometimes long fall weekend, for the first time since 1998 this year.

    This affirms my decision. To think as late as 2010, I would think nothing of returning to my hotel on Diversey at midnight.

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