Wednesday, October 29, 2014

JEAN JACKET JERK: Robbery Victims Give Similar Offender Descriptions; Victim Gives Phone Snatcher A Pass

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Two victims of early-morning robberies have given similar descriptions of the offender (or offenders). Both incidents occurred near Belmont and Halsted during overnight hours.

At 2:15 Tuesday morning, a man called 911 to report that an offender had "maced" him and tried to take his phone and wallet near Belmont and Halsted. The caller said he was able to escape to the Belmont CTA station and he did not want police service.

He described the offender as male, black, about 21-years-old, 5'7" tall, with black-framed eyeglasses, and holding a North Face jacket. He said the would-be robber was wearing a hat, a blue jean jacket, a white t-shirt, and blue jeans. Police had no luck in their search for the suspect.

At 3:40 this morning, a Walgreen's clerk was robbed at 3046 N. Halsted, one block from last night's incident, by a man she described as black, 5'7" tall, wearing a dark blue jean jacket, blue jeans, and a hat. The offender, estimated to be 30- to 40-years-old, was last seen fleeing westbound on Barry. CPD case number HX486319.

Phone Snatcher Nabbed, Victim Won't Sign Complaint

Police responded to the area of Pine Grove and Irving Park Road at 9:20 last night after witnesses reported seeing a woman chasing the man who snatched her phone. Police caught up with the man and took him into custody at 655 W Grace moments later.

After getting her phone back, the 26-year-old victim—who lives in our neighborhood—refused to sign a complaint against the suspect.

However,  a police officer was injured while detaining the suspect—identified in court records as 25-year-old Milton Colbert of Oak Park. Colbert is charged with reckless conduct and three counts of resisting police officers.
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13 comments:

  1. No wonder the Police Officers don't want to so shit!
    Police catch bad guy with the proceeds and in the process an Officer gets injured!
    The victim refuses to sign complaints against this thief, because she may miss a day of work!
    I can see why, Police Officers just say the hell with catching the bad guys when the citizen victim won't back up the Officers, especially an Officer that gets hurt making the arrest!
    Maybe next time, victim gets hit on the head with a brick and then Offender gets away!

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    1. If a victim signs a complaint aren't they giving up their privacy (name, address, etc)?
      I suspect a victim might fear retribution from the offender or the offender's friends/family.

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    2. "Like" as well.

      Can't imagine why anyone would refuse to sign a complaint. What an idiot. Basically, these victims are saying, "oh well, that's part of life in the big city...." They're just rolling over and playing dead. Exactly what the criminals, our mayor and alderfools were hoping for. Mission accomplished.

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  2. The victim is part of the problem here.

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  3. Certainly can't feel sorry for any moron that doesn't file a police complaint. She's just as dangerous as the thugs roaming the streets because people like her are responsible for keeping them motivated to rob and beat us blind with no fear of paying for the crime.

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  4. WHY call the police if you don't want to do anything? Just to let the police "know"?? If you don't care, I'm sure they don't care........

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  5. So because of the female victims irresponsible choice not to prosecute a criminal offender, a police officer that was trying to assist her was injured.
    What a waste.

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  6. Those of you complaining about the victim not filing a complaint are forgetting something. The police are not always the nicest people to deal with even when you are the victim. The older officiers seem kinda burned out with the work.

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    1. THAT is no reason to NOT sign a complaint!!

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  7. There is no way in hell I wouldn't file a report/press charges. I wouldn't care if I had to wait 6 hours to file the damn thing.

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    1. Ditto! File and show up in court or else the whole thing is pointless.

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  8. "The police are not always the nicest people to deal with even when you are the victim." Wow. An officer gets hurt catching a thief and we're STILL the bad guys!?

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