Saturday, July 12, 2014

TAXI GRAB: Two Robbed At Sunrise In Lake View

Two people reported being robbed as the sun rose over nearby Lake View this morning—a cab driver and a woman who was targeted near the Century Shopping Centre

Woman Robbed Near Century Mall

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A woman was punched in the face and robbed of her purse near the Century Shopping Centre at Clark and Diversey shortly before 7 o'clock this morning. The victim said her attacker was male, black, in his 30's, heavyset, wearing a black t-shirt, white shorts, and a white baseball cap. He was last seen running southbound on Clark toward Diversey.

CPD case number is HX341787.

Cabbie Robbed By Woman (Or Man)

In a more creative matter, a cabbie claims that a fare became violent, beat him up, and stole his cab in an alley near Seminary and Wellington at 6AM.

Multiple callers reported hearing the struggle, which the driver said resulted from a "problem" with his fare—described as a female...or possibly a male..., 6-feet tall, 190 pounds, with black hair...or possibly a black wig..., wearing "a shirt" and blue jeans.

The offender managed to take control of the Yellow Cab and speed off, leaving the driver behind.

Responding officers found the taxi abandoned on Halsted Street near Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The driver's iPhone was missing and his cab had been damaged.

Recorded as a strong arm robbery in case HX341773

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  1. Another daylight robbery, early as it may be. And up the same block, at that same hour, there are typically about a dozen men waiting in line for a barbershop to open. Brazen comes to mind for the three daylight robberies in the past 24 hours.

  2. Words been out for awhile they have nothing to worry about...punching women in the face, hitting them with hammers....obviously most women would hand over their belongings if simply asked. I hope people realize that this shows a callous disregard for human life. Best be prepared t defend yourself ladies

  3. I am absolutely creeped out by how cruel and vicious the crimes are. It is one thing to have the terrible experience of being robbed, but to be beaten also goes beyond horrific.

  4. These assholes who take phones, purses, taxi cabs .... sure are brazen. But I guess they all feel "entitled" as well.