Saturday, June 28, 2014

THE WORST: City Confirms Two More Robberies At Belmont/Sheffield

Ha. Haha. Haahaha. Yeah. A police camera.
Early today, the Chicago Police Department released data confirming two more armed robberies reported at the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield last Saturday morning.

Raw information from the department's CLEARMap site shows one victim reported being robbed at gunpoint south of the intersection at 2:00AM last Saturday and another reported being robbed at knifepoint steps west of the intersection at 3:00AM.

In the last 20 days, at least eight robberies have been reported in the immediate area of Belmont and Sheffield, which ranked as one of the most robbery-plagued areas in the entire city last year.

Not surprising to regular CWB readers is this: the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield sits beneath yet another impotent Chicago Police Department surveillance camera, within 50 yards of Alderman Tom Tunney's office door, and within 150 yards of the alderman's flagship restaurant.






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14 comments:

  1. You know .... I just want to vomit anytime I hear Tommie Tunnie referenced as an "alderman"
    or public servant and I vomit even more when I think of the salary he gets paid to stare blankly off into space. I hope a lot of people read his beads, loudly and clearly, when he passes by during the parade on Sunday!

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  2. Those of you who live or work in this area and are eligible for a concealed carry license should get one, clearly years of complaining about the numbers of police and lack of police response isn't working and is likely never to work. Take responsibility for your own lives, don't be a helpless victim relying on others to come rushing to your rescue. Remember, when seconds count the police are only minutes away!

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  3. Not enough money for police, but plenty of money for Maggie Daley Park, stadiums for DePaul, museums for George Lucas.

    Thanks Rahm!

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    1. As critical as I am about the way the city spends its money, the Lucas Museum is being paid for almost entirely by George Lucas himself. The construction of the building, the artwork, etc is being entirely up front by Lucas. The only thing was that he wanted the land given to his museum for free. The City is giving him the empty, mostly unused parking lot south of Soldiers Field. That is the only contribution the City is giving. The Museum is like a free $1 Billion gift to the City, and is a massive win and gain for this City. The Museum is projected to generate $100 Million a year in tourist tax revenue for the city. This is a good thing.

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  4. when election time come i hope people vote tom out. Stop allowing these politicians to maintain these cushy jobs and not serving the people. I work in that area of Belmont and Sheffield. Its horrible around their. I only see cops when sitting in their cars parked when their are no people out there. When the people are out their, there is not a cop in sight. Yesterday I saw a cop parked for an hour looking at the women.

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  5. It's just going to keep happening.

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  6. Many police in this area are very unorganized.They don't have the right criminal complainants when it's time for the victim to sign the paper work.How much does paper cost?Nash from 19th district tac team I'm still waiting on your call to call a victim back.

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  7. My faith in this neighborhood came to an all time low last night. In fact, I am beyond scared to be living here. I heard the aftermath of a robbery directly in front of my apartment with the victim standing on my porch. I had him pleading with these thugs to give him his phone back. Damn right, I called 911 after identifying the fools outside through my window. I went outside and talked to the poor kid. A group snatched his phone right out of his hands. Whilst waiting for police several groups of shady looking thugs were slowly roaming up and down Sheffield between School and Belmont on Sheffield. They walked in and out of people's fences and as I was waiting for police to come with the victim, one of said guys walked up and tried selling us an iPhone that he had obviously just lifted. That particular iPhone was not the victim's. Unfortunately that guy was long gone by the time the police came.

    They didn't even run - they were strolling down the street. The police made a pretty quick response and stopped the described but it appears he ditched the phone or handed off. It appeared that there was a ring of thiefs (possibly working together and exchanging stolen property to quickly jump on the red line home).

    I've called the police several times now on people I witnessed commit a crime in the last two months. I've seen the cops cuff them, search them and have to let them go because they've ditched what the stolen. It's infuriating and frustrating seeing this. I've been referring to myself as a the neighborhood watch lately because I'm sick of my neighborhood being taken over by thugs. I will continue to call police when I see this type of stuff.

    Witnessing the quick aftermath of a robbery outside of my house is far beyond appalling. I couldn't even sleep last night knowing this happened directly outside of my home. This neighborhood is gone as we used to know it. Subleasing is a very viable option. I fear for tonight. It's an extremely sad state of affairs - I don't even want to leave the house tonight.

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    1. **I HEARD him pleading. Not had him. Typo!

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    2. These shitbags are cowards, if you introduced pavement to one of them, really hard, the rest would shit their drooping pants and scatter. They have zero taste for forceful confrontation.

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    3. Was this around 2 o'clock, Anonymous? Was the victim injured?

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  8. Today Cubs double header, will be crazy in Wrigleyville, The day before Parade parties in Boys Town second biggest day besides the Parade tomorrow, and All the rest of the District tonight. Any Yet they still have (3) one man cars tonight, Yes (3). Why would they let all kinds of officers take off on such a busy weekend?
    Are the big bosses even aware of this? There should be more officers working then less on this weekend.
    Also hear they have some that went on medical right before this weekend to be off.

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  9. It was close to 2 but he wasn't injured. He just told me he was walking down the street talking and they snatched it from his hands. I hate watching these people trying to buy their phones back from people who stole them.

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  10. Everyone!!! Be aggressive and BOO Tunnie and Rahmie and even the police chief (NOT the rank and file officers!!) tomorrow in the parade. And Quinn if he shows up. Make it known that we are sick of this shitstorm in our neighborhood. And for God's sake, BE AT THAT CAPS MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!

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