Saturday, July 19, 2014

TOASTED: Two Arrested After Robbery Near Addison L; Helmont Claims More Victims

951 W. Addison as seen on Google Street View
Two people are in custody after a victim was robbed at knifepoint early this morning at 951 W. Addison, across from the Addison Red Line station.

Officers in the area were waved down around 2:30AM and quickly transmitted a description of the offender. Other officers immediately saw a man matching that description walking past the 19th district police station at 850 W. Addison.

The man was stopped, identified, and arrested at Addison and Halsted. A co-offender was taken in, too. Recorded as an armed robbery with a knife/cutting instrument in CPD case HX351108

Many of the recent robberies along Boystown's
"Helmont" Avenue are seen in this screenshot from
the City of Chicago's Data Portal.

Helmont Claims Two More

Newly-released data from the city shows that two more people were robbed last weekend along Belmont Avenue. One victim was robbed on the corner of Belmont and Clark at 1:30AM last Saturday. The other was robbed at Belmont and Halsted around 5:55 the same morning. CPD cases HX342374 and HX341773.

The Halsted/Belmont incident is the spot where this cab driver picked up the fare who later robbed him.

Robbed By The 1%

A Lexus-driving gunman robbed two people at Broadway and Clarendon early Thursday morning, near the Lake View Pantry. Police met the victims around 4:15AM and learned that four offenders—including one heavyset Asian guy with a handgun—robbed them of their phones, then jumped into a black Lexus and sped eastbound on Sheridan Road. Recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case HX348345.
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