Tuesday, October 07, 2014

CARRY OUT: Pizza Hut Robbed; Other Monday Reports

Pizza Hut at 3009 Clark got robbed last night. Some guy just wandered in at 8:55PM, demanded cash, got a few bucks, then fled westbound on Wellington. Employees describe the offender as a Hispanic man in his late 30’s, 5’4” tall, 180 pounds (too much Pizza Hut!), bald, wearing a black hat, a black sweater over a white t-shirt, and carrying a book bag. Recorded as a strong arm robbery in case HX457861.

Woman Groped

A woman called 911 to report that a man grabbed her butt as she walked to work near Barry and Sheffield at 7:30 yesterday morning. The man, described as white, about 30 years old, wearing a black cap with writing on it and black clothing, was carrying a shoulder bag.

If It Ain’t Nailed Down…

An officer was flagged down at Fullerton and Southport yesterday morning by a concerned citizen who directed him to a stolen Divvy bike that was “locked up pretty good” to a nearby pole. The officer confirmed that it was, indeed, a Divvy bike that had been stripped of its identifying stickers. A Divvy truck stopped by and reclaimed their baby.

Bad Neighbor

A resident of the CHA senior housing center at 3940 Clark reported that his neighbor’s son knocked on his apartment door, pushed his way into the victim’s apartment, and robbed him of $50 around 9:30 last night.

The offender, described as a black man, 30-35 years old, who is bald or has very short hair,  is believed to have fled west on Irving Park Road.

Recorded as a strong arm robbery in case HX457922.
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  1. "A resident of the CHA senior housing center at 3940 Clark reported that his neighbor’s son knocked on his apartment door, pushed his way into the victim’s apartment, and robbed him of $50 around 9:30 last night."

    Coming soon to Halsted and Addison.

  2. OK, the Verizon store and now the Pizza Hut, in that same strip mall at Clark and Wellington. A brazen 11:35am robbery of the phone store and a relatively early evening 8:55pm robbery of the pizza joint. I guess this is another formerly reasonably safe area that has now gone to hell. Also very pissed to see the lack of security at the new Peet's Coffee. Like many coffee shops, it has a main door and a back door for customer use. Just waiting for the first report of some lowlife thug entering the front door, grabbing a laptop or purse, exiting out the north door, and scooting down an alleyway or Barry or wherever. Don't these coffee shop designers think these things through? The old Caribou at Halsted and Cornelia had the same design: a main door and a back door. Several times over the years thugs came through and relieved customers of their belongings. I guess one just has to stay home 24/7 nowadays, but even that scenario has no guarantees of immunity from the thugs who obviously now control 60657 and other areas.

    1. Wait til they use a couple of those parking spots on the street for those tech Wi-Fi hotspots or whatever. You ain't seen nothing yet. Everybody in one place and outside too!

  3. The amount of sexual assault (not rape, but groping, etc...) going on in the neighborhood is frightening. I'm surprised that any woman feels comfortable walking alone no matter the time of day.

    1. Sometimes I think I should carry a baseball bat at night. But if one of those jagoffs groped me and I hit him, I'd probably be the one to go to jail.

      I'm so sick of all the criminals & deviants running freely among us. And on the off chance they get caught, they barely get a slap on the wrist. I hate our judges. They suck.

    2. Sexual Assault is Rape. Sexual Abuse generally speaking is touching with no penetration. However, if a sexual assault (rape) occurs then by default sexual abuse has also been committed; in order to commit a rape touching is required. The terms in the Illinois Statutes can be confusing.

      (720 ILCS 5/11-1.20) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-13)
      Sec. 11-1.20. Criminal Sexual Assault.
      (a) A person commits criminal sexual assault if that person commits an act of sexual penetration and:
      (1) uses force or threat of force;
      (2) knows that the victim is unable to understand the

      nature of the act or is unable to give knowing consent;

      (3) is a family member of the victim, and the victim

      is under 18 years of age; or
      (4) is 17 years of age or over and holds a position

      of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to the victim, and the victim is at least 13 years of age but under 18 years of age.

  4. Don't worry - the police station is right next door. No one would commit a crime right near the po....oh, yeah.