Sunday, November 23, 2014

DIRTY DOZEN: At Least 4 More Robbed Sunday; 12 Robberies Since Last Saturday

The locations of robberies reported since last Saturday.
Red indicates robberies reported today. Black represents cases
reported earlier in the week. Orange has yet to be confirmed.
The run-away robbery spree continues unabated in Wrigleyville and Boystown, with four people being attacked in just over an hour this morning.

While the media today reports on a police alert about two of this week's robberies, the fact is that at least twelve people have been robbed in the immediate neighborhood since last Saturday.

Here are this morning's victims:

2:50AM, 700 BLOCK OF BRIAR — A man is strong arm robbed of his cell phone. After battering the victim, the offender continues west on Briar, then north on Halsted. Suspect description: Male, black, 5'9" tall, medium build, wearing a white skull cap, black puffy coat, black hoodie, blue jeans, and dark shoes. (Case number HX517118)

3:47AM, BELMONT AND SHEFFIELD — Caller reports that his friend is "very bloody" after being beaten and robbed. Victim is transported by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. No suspect description available. (Case HX517143)

4:00AM, CLARK AND NEWPORT — Four robbers claim to have a weapon as they surround a male victim. The offenders take his phone and wallet, then detain and threaten the Wrigleyville man until he surrenders his PIN number. The muggers subsequently make withdrawals at a yet-to-be determined location. Suspect descriptions: Four black men, all wearing hoodies. One had dreadlocks. (Case HX517165)

4:18AM, BELMONT AND SHEFFIELD — A Lincoln Square man is beaten and robbed outside of Big City Tap. The  offenders—described as black men dressed in all black—take the victim's money and phone before fleeing southbound on Sheffield. (Case number HX517661)

4:24AM, LOCATION UNKNOWN — Emergency room workers summon police to Illinois Masonic Medical Center after a 20-year-old robbery victim comes in for treatment. He refuses to file a report.

Earlier Robberies

In addition to this morning's incidents, the following robberies have been confirmed by CWB since last Saturday:


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22 comments:

  1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-warn-of-robberies-in-lake-view-neighborhood-20141122-story.html#navtype=outfit

    Well well well...Some publicity :)

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  2. Other than the ATM deal, how much cash do these thugs usually run off with? These people are leaving bars, spent all/most of their cash and I'd guess they have another $20 at the most for a cab or hot dogs. Which leads me to believe these attacks are racially motivated.

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    1. The money comes in the form of cell phones, which virtually everyone in this neighborhood carries on their person. Not to mention the laptops that people are bringing home from work. The iPad in the lady's shoulder bag. Credit cards for a quick hit at a store before the bank is notified. Cash is merely a bonus.

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    2. @ Anonymous: You better believe these attacks are racially motivated. But everyone is too chicken-shit to come out and say it.

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    3. We have reviewed literally hundreds of police reports over the past two years. None has ever made any mention of any circumstances that indicate that race, gender, or sexual orientation was an overt factor in any of the crimes.

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    4. Maybe there isn't an easy word to classify it, and "racially motivated" doesn't describe it, but there is no question that a particular demographic is preying on the neighborhood. I don't know what one would call that, but it should be recognized. This neighborhood has become a safe-haven for people who come in from other areas and victimize the local residents. As soon as anyone mentions that, they're accused of being every "phobe" and "ist" in the lexicon. Sooner or later, it will have to be addressed openly, and the police will need to figure how to make this neighborhood an unwelcoming place for the people who are coming in and setting up camp to commit their crimes. At this point, the problem has gone beyond robberies. Walk down Broadway....empty storefront one after another. We're starting to see empty stores along Southport now as well. The neighborhood is dying, and if it's going to be revived, someone has to address the issue of keeping the creeps from camping out on Halsted and along Belmont all night long and lurking around the side streets looking for opportunities. Before the problem can be solved, it has to be openly recognized. The descriptions of the offenders are probably 95% the same across the board. That can't be denied.

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  3. Wow the savage animals are talking over the streets. People are being beaten and robbed like there are no police and don't fear them. Maybe they can start having that VRI here in 019 were officers work days off for time and a half. Would help here more then the south and west sides.

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  4. But four white men jumping black dudes on a daily basis is a hate crime. Imagine the attention that would receive in the news. Please. These are hate crimes pure and simple...lets cut the bullshit.

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  5. They are not "hate crimes." They are crimes. The offenders happen to be 95% black because that's the makeup of the impoverished area of the city that breeds a criminal element. The criminal element comes to our neighborhood not because of some interest in robbing white people - it is because the people who live here overwhelmingly have more money and possessions than the people from the neighborhoods in which the criminals come. They go (1) where the money is, and (2) where there is little danger in robbing anyone. Easy call for them.

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    1. ....why rob 'them'?
      ....'cause that's where the money is.

      Now, honestly there might be another reason as well.
      Because if they pulled this crap in some other neighborhoods in the city...they'd get SHOT.
      And not by the cops either.
      It'd be a drive-by.

      I'll say it again. These strong-arm robberies are a cancer!

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    2. 3). Where people are out in the early am, most likely intoxicated or otherwise impaired. Of course, it's their right to be so... 4) they can quickly run into a neighborhood setting where it's easy to hide.

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  6. Do the thousands of cameras not capture these criminals? Where are the police? When will we get more police?

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    1. McJersey said at the council hearings that 019 still had the most officers of any district in the city when Tunney pushed him on officers being detailed out, so I wouldn't hold your breath. Rahm is playing to the aldermen whose constituents come up here to rob and pillage.

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    2. The police aren't there and they're not coming! Did you not pay attention to the 2015 city budget? Nothing for more police. Take it upon yourself for your own project and well being. If that means taking courses for concealed carry then so be it. Mace, or something else to get your attacker away from you....so be it. You don't have a cop in your back pocket and you never will. Learn to find for yourself.

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  7. Sex offender was arrested at Panera Cares on Diversey on Saturday.

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  8. The cameras only work at red lights used by taxpayers.

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  9. Impoverished??? I am a woman in my late 50s working two jobs. I have always worked two jobs...moved out at fifteen due to a dreadful home. The jobs are out there...easier to eat free and sit in the Center on Halsted all day. This crap doesnt happen where people are armed..cant wait to get back to Texas. Armed and a woman can walk around safely. Everyone has such empathy for these pieces of s*it hitting women in the head from behind.. punching them in the face. Cause they are poor?...Really?...There are alot of poor peole with values and ethics. Just not here.

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    1. Nowhere did I say that stealing and not working a legitimate job were actions that should be condoned no matter what one's circumstances are, but by all means, enjoy your time back in Texas where I am sure none of this stuff exists anywhere and everyone is just picking themselves up by their bootstraps.

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  10. Rahm's police cuts have cut the neighborhood's ratables, which subsidized the already blighted areas, which means he is setting up Chicago to be the next Detroit or Camden, NJ.

    As I have said many times before here, Rahm is a CEO, an inept one at that. not a mayor. CEO's as a class do not understand cross-subsidies, only cost centers. The inept ones run their businesses into the ground.. Police to him are nothing more that building security.

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  11. Most of the crimes occur near a Red Line train stop. Why can't we position police officers at the stations? Obviously, we cannot stop anyone from getting off the train wherever they like, but at least any offenders matching descriptions given can be stopped, searched, and taken into custody if warranted. I travel all over the country and just about every public transit system has cops detailed at just about every station - whether it's in a patrol car or in a substation. One such substation in Miami has a clear, glass detention area. This may enable other victims to identify someone who may have offended them as well. Or maybe it was built to allow the abundant Florida sunshine in! Who knows?

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    1. I have to agree that placing an officer at both the Belmont and Addison stations, in particular, between the hours of say 8pm and 5am would seem to make a LOT of sense and not drain resources excessively.

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  12. In an area where the police there are many robberies and muggings, can't the police do some undercover stings or some other kind of sneaky police work? Something like sending out a police man.woman and having someone trail him/her a block away. Has this every been done in the past?

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