Monday, October 27, 2014

WOMAN MUGGED NEAR MASONIC: Offenders Flee In Vehicle With Purdue Plates

A woman was knocked to the ground in an attempted strong arm robbery at Halsted and Oakdale Monday evening. The offender and an accomplice fled the scene when the victim’s screams drew attention from passers-by.

At least three witnesses called 911 to report the 8:30PM attack.

The offenders reportedly fled the scene northbound in the in the west alley of Halsted in a black or dark colored sedan with Purdue University commemorative plates. Descriptions:
#1—black, mid-20’s, 6’2” tall, wearing a black or mostly-black track suit.
#2 (primary offender)—black, mid-20’s, 5’10” tall, dreadlocks, wearing a red “beanie” hat and a black hoodie.
Classified as an attempted strong arm robbery, the CPD case number is HX484734.

A First

Also Monday, we came across the first known 911 call giving the address of our new LGBT-friendly senior housing project at Halsted and Addison. A man called 911 from 3600 N. Halsted to report that a known offender had just struck him and was “probably somewhere in the area.”

The call was dispatched to police at 6:29PM, although the dispatcher admitted that the call was "really old" because it had to sit around while short-handed officers handled more pressing matters.
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  1. Probably just stole the car too.

  2. At least not far from the Hospital to get first aid!

  3. Wonder if it was a senior citizen resident of the Town Hall apts. that was the battery victim or just a passer-by who sought refuge there?
    I ask this b/c if the victim was in fact a senior citizen, and only a block from the police station, then the police had better re-adjust their priorities if a battery on a senior citizen on a public way (both criteria make the offense an aggravated battery) isn't itself a "pressing matter."