Chicago police believe they have captured the mugger with the $1,000 coat, however no charges have been filed as of Friday afternoon.
Officers took the suspect into custody for a warrant investigation after conducting a street stop at 4:37 Thursday morning near Halsted and Belmont. Based on the rather rare Pelle Pelle brand coat that he was wearing, detectives were called in to investigate further.
Early Wednesday morning, a woman was beaten and robbed of her purse near Lakewood and Henderson by a man who was wearing a, uh, similar garment.
UpgradeAn incident last Thursday in which an employee of the 7-Eleven at Broadway and Waveland was battered by a "youth" who allegedly frequents the Center on Halsted has been upgraded to attempted robbery.
Burglary BonanzaBurglaries seem to go in waves around here. Here are a few recent confirmed cases:
Sunday, September 28, 3AM — Attempted forcible entry in the 1300 block of Eddy. HX446610
Monday, September 29, 7AM — Forcible entry burglary to an apartment. 3100 block of Seminary. HX448669
Saturday, October 4, 4PM — Unlawful entry garage burglary. 400 block of Belmont. HX456282
Sunday, Ocrtober 12, 9:45AM — Criminal damage to property in the 1200 block of Newport. (An apparently intoxicated man kicks in two rear doors, then falls asleep on a family's couch) Case HX464591.
Monday, October 13, 5:27PM — Witnesses report a burglar has tried to break into a first-floor apartment in the 600 block of Addison. Officers cannot locate the offender or the unit's occupant, so no report could be immediately filed.
Monday, October 13, 6:17PM — Unlawful entry burglary to an apartment in the 600 block of Wellington. HX466369
Thursday, October 16, 2:10AM — Break-in at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 Broadway. Police arrest a suspect one block away. Case number TBD.
Thursday, October 16, 8:34AM — Forcible entry burglary to a basement unit in the 800 block of Aldine. Case HX469529.
Thursday, October 16, 4:18PM — Burglary report (details not yet clear). 3100 block of Southport. Case number is TBD.
Thursday, October 16, 6:47PM — Burglary to an apartment. 3800 block of Clark. Case number is TBD.