Saturday, October 04, 2014

WILD WEST: Two Women Attacked, Robbed In West Lakeview Saturday Morning

Two women were attacked and robbed in separate west Lakeview incidents overnight. No one is in custody.

The first victim was punched in the head and robbed of her purse around 4:45AM at Irving Park and Hermitage, just two blocks south of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home.

She described her attacker as male, black, 5'6" tall, 140 pounds, clean shaven, wearing a tan hoodie. He was last seen heading south on Hermitage. Mid-morning, a nearby resident found some of the stolen property discarded in front of a home just south of the robbery scene. Police returned the recovered items. CPD case HX454557.

About an hour after the first incident, a 64-year-old woman was struck from behind by a male offender who took her purse near Paulina and Addison.  The victim, who sought medical attention at St. Joseph's Hospital, was unable to offer much of a description because she was attacked from the rear. CPD case HX454607.

Coincidentally, a resident called 911 at 6:20AM to report a black male wearing a tan coat cruising around Addison and Marshfield checking car door handles. Officers stopped that man but did not have cause for arrest at the time.
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7 comments:

  1. If there is anyone out there who has even a bit of doubt about how much things have changed (for the worst) in Lake VIew, this latest incident should wake them up. I lived at Paulina and Addison for 10 years (moved out of state in 2007). In the 10 years that I lived there, never once did I feel unsafe. Not once did I even see creepy people lurking around. It's not the entertainment district- in fact, there's nothing around there- so, how will this one be explained away?

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    1. Police are afraid of being sued by a "protected class". No matter which side of the tracks you live on in Lakeview, the name is now stigmatized. I'm gay by the way.

      Also, the criminals know the average Lakeview resudent mindset....that they won't fight back (in any physical manner anyway). It's a violently dangerous situation which is why I moved too.

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  2. I lived on Marshfield near Waveland in 1998 and there was plenty going on back then too. People were always smoking weed in the playlot. Tagging in the alleys. And one night a loud argument between two groups that only ended when someone started firing off shots (I called 911 and no cops ever came). Saying things in that area "used to be better" is just as anecdotal as my experience.

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    1. Marshfield and Waveland's police beat had 46 robberies in 2001. There were 49 last year. Robberies in Chicago as a whole were down 36% during the same time period.

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    2. Sorry, but ten years is hardly "anecdotal."

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  3. According to report from HX454607, victim was actually 64 years old.

    Which would make this an "aggravated" and upgradable charge for the offender if he got caught!

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    1. Thank you. We will make the correction.

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