Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DOUBLE PLAY: Hours After Using GPS To Catch Boystown Robber, Cops Do It Again

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CWB has confirmed that mere hours after 19th district officers used a cell phone tracking app to hunt down a Boystown robbery suspect last Tuesday evening, they gave an encore performance—using GPS to track down suspects in another neighborhood robbery the same night.

When officers met with the second victim at shortly after midnight last Wednesday, the victim said he shad been robbed at gunpoint near Surf and Broadway, losing $300 cash, a Macbook, and an iPhone5.

Then she showed them the one Apple product remaining: an iPad that showed her stolen property pinging near Irving Park Road and Western Avenue.

A “flash” message describing the offenders was broadcast: Two black males under the age of 20, one wearing a red t-shirt and a red bandana, the other wearing a white t-shirt and carrying a backpack.

While colleagues raced to the area of the GPS signal, officers withheld victim relayed movements.

At 12:27AM, cops spotted two people matching the offenders’ descriptions at Lawrence and California in the far northwest corner of the district. They stopped the men and all of the victim’s property was recovered. At least one of the two men was taken into custody.

Recorded as an armed robbery with handgun in CPD case HX394694.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the CPD. Now make sure they get at least a year of probation.

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    1. Probation is NOT up to the Police or any other sentencing matters as a matter of fact!

      It is strictly up to the Judges you elect at the polls!

      It is up to the Liberal Court system at Court Branch 29 at Belmont and Western!

      Get a clue on how the Judicial process really works, before spouting off lies!

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    2. Simmer down there, Anonymous 2. I don't think Anonymous 1 was implying it was the police who determine punishment or, worse, that they were "spouting off lies".
      Anyway, I read it as a general exhale of frustration to the powers that be (yes, the judges ultimately). Why so angry?

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  2. As much ad I value CWB for being the premier source of crime information in the Lkvw /Boystown /Wrigleyville area, I wish CWB wouldn't be so descriptive of police techniques of tracking stolen electronics.
    Thank you

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    1. ? It's not a police technique, it's a civilian technique. Tracking functionality is built in on newer devices and innumerable apps area available, as well.

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    2. Also, Anonymous, do you really think the thieving thugs who commit these crimes are actually reading this blog or paying attention to similar stories in the general news? I highly doubt it.

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  3. Any reports of a black purse or backpack being stolen last night? On my way to the Belmont train this morning, a black bag was laying on the sidewalk next to the Alderman's office with the contents strewn about as if it had been dumped.

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    1. Nothing dispatched to officers. May have been sent to the take-a-report-over-the-phone division.

      A tourist was robbed of a light brown "fanny pack" this morning, but that was down by Fullerton and Clark.

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  4. Thank you, CPD! Here's hoping the judge follows through now and keeps these cretins off the street for more than 15 minutes.

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  5. Nice work CPD!

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  6. Lawrence and California - sure sounds like residents of the infamous Lawrence Hall where "at risk youth" come and go as they please with no repercussions. Staff feels the only necessary action is to file a missing person report every night they don't return. Adds up to 1000's of reports annually wasting precious police and detective man hours. Hot cars, robberies, thefts, etc. these 21 year olds and under are very active in the community.

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  7. Yes it was a good job by the officers for stopping them and got the property back. And they even found the gun on one of the offenders in the station after the arrest.. The flash said he had a gun and he did..

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    1. Yes they did find a gun on one of them in the station. It should have been found earlier but glad it all worked out. I think she just didn't search him that good, once they found property and got a positive id from victim. Be safe all, take your time remember, search and search again....

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