Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ROSCOE: Woman Says She Was Tied Up, Robbed In Car

A woman has told police that she was tied up and robbed under
these L tracks in the 1100 block of Roscoe this morning.
UPDATE 7:02PM: Two separate readers have told CWB that the woman was a carjacking victim.

Also, from our comments section: "I am a resident who called the police. This woman had gotten off of work and was car jacked near the Pick Me Up Café on Clark and was driven to this alley by her assailant. She did NOT choose to be there."
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A woman has told police that she was tied up and robbed in her car under L tracks in the 1100 block of Roscoe this morning. No one is in custody and Area North detectives are investigating.

Officers responded to the scene at 4:15AM after residents heard a woman screaming for help in a nearby gangway.

The woman told police that the offender—described only as male, black, 5'9" tall, wearing a gray jacket and black hat—took her Samsung Galaxy Note 3, wallet, and car keys before fleeing the scene.

Few other details are available at this hour. The incident is currently recorded as a kidnaping. Case number is TBD.
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19 comments:

  1. Lordy, lordy, lordy.
    People, ladies: Get your heads on straight, STAY HOME/GET OFF these mean streets in the middle of the night when the creeps are on the prowl.

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    1. Many people work very early or very late. We don't always have the choice to stay home and get off the streets.
      I just had to be at Midway Airport last Friday morning at 6AM last minute. In the past I'd have taken the Red Line from Belmont to save money since I don't have a car. Decided to fork over $48 instead for a cab. Sucks, but the thought of being at Belmont and Sheffield at 5AM just didn't sit well with me.
      How the neighborhood has changed in just a few short years. We cannot accept this as the new normal! It is too awesome a place to give it up without a fight.

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  2. Jesus!! I used to park there sometimes when I came home late from work and couldn't find parking closer to my apt. I was always scared out of my mind walking to and from my apt to that part of Roscoe after dark, especially after I found this blog. I finally bit the bullet and now pay for a spot in a secured garage much closer to me. Worth every penny.

    Perhaps CWB should post flyers for this blog again? That's how I first learned about it when you guys started, and I am forever grateful to you for opening my eyes to the problems of our neighborhood. I am much more involved and vigilant because of this blog.

    Perhaps another marketing blitz can help get the word out to newcomers? The more people who are informed, the safer we all are.

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    1. CWB is a must-read for neighborhood residents.

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    2. Were flyers ever posted around the 'hood? I never saw them just stumbled, thankfully, upon a link to the blog. That is a really food idea, though. Who's willing to post them?

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    3. Here's a flyer that one of our "early adopters" put together in summer 2013. Our neighborhood is stil #1 for robberies. Getting better on that front, though.

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd1fDFhwSLYUGlxdlNDS3Q2MGc/edit?usp=sharing

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    4. Is there any way to add Wrigleyville as well as Boystown to the new flyer? I will put the revised flyer with up to date stats around the Addison L and Wrigley. People need to know the truth before they vote.

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  3. This is getting scary... why should us women stay off the streets, some of us work late it doesnt mean we are out to all hours. I just read about the 2 rapes in Lakeview, taking a seld defense class.

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  4. Posting flyers for this blog all over the neighborhood is an excellent idea. Respectable citizens will know about it, and the lowlifes are notified their antics aren't going unnoticed.

    That said, I'm a guy and I wouldn't be caught dead in an alley under the L tracks at 4:00 a.m. I've seen clueless young women walking down my alley at 11-12:00 at night, sometimes with HEADPHONES on. I worry for people like that.

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    1. Yes, from day one in Chicago I told myself to not get accustomed to cutting through the alleys and I'm a large male. One building I lived in however was on a diagonal street and it was sometimes worth the risk to cut through the alley. One night this small, young female was in front of me and got startled when I passed. That always baffles me when they do that. "I" have no business in that alley in that time of night!

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  5. I am a resident who called the police. This woman had gotten off of work and was car jacked near the Pick Me Up Café on Clark and was driven to this alley by her assailant. She did NOT choose to be there.

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    1. Thank you for getting involved in her time of need, anonymous. We also appreciate your additional information on the circumstances.

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  6. I agree that it would be a good thing for this blog, and others like it, to have a greater readership.

    The demise of the local journalism in an age of big national media, together with the local papers' gentlemen's agreement not to report on police blotter material, gives residents a false sense of their neighborhood's safety.

    The Red Line cars might be a good place for CWB circulars.

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  7. Yes under the EL train anywhere in the city is asking for trouble! She was brought there though after being car jacked I believe~

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  8. Watch this get downgraded to something lame, like a pickpocketing, or maybe an unlawful entry... (I'm being facetious, BTW).

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    1. How about "possession of miss-laid property" because she miss-laid her car at an intersection. It really angers me how they downgrade so many serious crimes. They are misleading the general public, making folks perceive that they are safe...when they are not.

      My sister in Indiana was talking about her adult daughter moving to Chicago in the near future. She was saying, "She should move to Wrigleyville," thinking that it's a fun, safe place for young people to live. She was SHOCKED when I told her otherwise, and turned her onto this blog.

      How about we Crowd Fund a billboard with information about this blog? Say something like:
      "Want the TRUTH about Chicago's crime epidemic? Log on to....."

      I think that might even make the evening news.

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    2. YES!!! BILLBOARD! Or at a minimum, flyers.

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  9. Everyone who reads this blog should forward it in an email to all his/her friends and ask them to forward it on. Also like it on Facebook and tell your Facebook friends to like it.

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