Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TAKER: Woman Beaten, Robbed By Man In $1,000 Coat

Two examples of red Pelle Pelle brand
letterman jackets.
A Lakeview woman was beaten in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning by a man whose jacket retails for over $1,000.

Police and a fire department ambulance met the victim near the crime scene at Lakewood and Henderson shortly after 3AM.

She told them that the offender fled south on Sheffield toward Belmont after taking her purse, which contained a cell phone and other items. The victim was treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for her injuries.

Police describe the robber as a black man, 5'9" tall, and 150 pounds. He wore a distinctive red Pelle Pelle brand letterman jacket with white lettering and "sequins" on the back.

Other officers and even the ambulance driver reported that they saw the offender minutes before the robbery call came in—once at the Subway restaurant near Belmont and Clark and again walking eastbound on Buckingham Place near Halsted.

Unfortunately, officers were unable to locate the man after the robbery was reported.

The incident is recorded as an armed robbery in CPD case HX468088.
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22 comments:

  1. Consider it a bull's eye MFer.

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  2. Unless he reads CWB, he'll be stupid enough to wear it again (probably today) and he'll get nabbed. No other media outlet will cover this, so he probably thinks he's in the clear.

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  3. Both of the Subways on Belmont should be closed during the overnight shift. They attract a very poor element. If they were closed, I think the area would clear very quickly. There are so many fights there, cell phones and purses snatched. I'd love to see the City go after them as a problem business.

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    1. The Subway's aren't the problem. The vast majority of the predators who travel to the area are seeking victims, not sandwiches. They should be targeted, not licensed businesses.
      The Red Line is a factor than Subway Restaurants.

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    2. Obviously it's lucrative to be open a those hours or they wouldn't be. Maybe the city can go after the COH as a "problem business" too?

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  4. Anyone who lives in the area, I'd greatly appreciate calling 311. The entire 1400 block of Henderson, just a block from this crime scene, is pitch black at night. The street lights are out. You can barely see your hand in front of your face on that block. Avoid it at all costs until the lights are back on.

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    1. But over a year ago many, including myself, were criticized for more lighting. Those blocks across from the police station leading over under the EL tracks are pitch black dark. I can't help but notice many of the articles report they ran over "that way". It's just common sense.

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  5. He probably stole the coat.

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  6. I'm sure he stole the jacket too....

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  7. Or his lucrative habitual robbery proceeds have been used to buy said jacket. I'm just assuming he is a habitual thief as that is usually the case but who knows.

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  8. So are they acknowledging that the area has been overrun with gangs or are we all still pretending it's just random crime? This is insane

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  9. When you spend $1000 on a jacket you have to steal to eat.

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  10. Big Thanks to traffic car 1993R last night, Only one to back up 1922R on traffic stop on Roscoe turning into a DUI.
    She was alone for some reason, had her working with a partner but he never showed I guess and when he did he was on a car by himself??? Glad nothing happened to her working alone. Glad someone backed her up, you should always have a back up.

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    1. Yes glad nothing happened to her because of some fool she was supposed to work with and ended up working alone. Glad someone backed her up, it's a shame the close beats the beat cars didn't help her out.

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    2. Live in 019 work in 017, we had four one-officer cars on third watch last night. It's called 10-99. It's going on all over the city. Well, except for the south and west sides where they sometimes have 3-man cars...

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  11. According to Tunney's newsletter, they may have the guy. Returned to the vicinity of the crime!

    "On October 16, officers observed a person walking on the 800 block of Belmont, matching the description of a robbery offender from October 15, in which the male subject was wearing a red "pelle pelle" jacket with white lettering. A name check of the subject revealed that he had a parole violation warrant. He was placed in custody and detectives are following up in regards to the robbery investigation.

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  12. Of course the area is overrun by gangs. The police know it. Not a coincidence he was wearing red...

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    1. No, it is a coincidence he's wearing red--a lot of Pelle jackets are red. The kids in gangs here don't do colors like that anymore, or turn their hats a particular way or wear earrings on a certain side. Everything isn't like it is in the movies and on television.

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  13. From today's email from Alderman Tunney. Hopefully this guy gets more than a slap on a wrist.


    Issuance of Warrant

    On October 16, officers observed a person walking on the 800 block of Belmont, matching the description of a robbery offender from October 15, in which the male subject was wearing a red "pelle pelle" jacket with white lettering. A name check of the subject revealed that he had a parole violation warrant. He was placed in custody and detectives are following up in regards to the robbery investigation.

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    1. Obviously they're too lazy to do anything else but go BACK to jail. It's obvious.

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  14. I wonder if there is any connection here...the guy in the video looks like he's wearing the same Pelle Pelle jacket.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-seek-suspects-seen-assaulting-man-on-cta-in-viral-video-20141212-story.html

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