Sunday, December 21, 2014

MARKED ON CLARK: 2 Daylight Robberies On Clark Street

One man is in custody after a woman was knocked to the
ground and robbed near MB Financial Saturday afternoon.
Two people have been robbed on Clark Street in Wrigleyville and Boystown this weekend. The offender from one incident is in custody.

Masked Gunman In Wrigleyville 

Most recently, a man was robbed at gunpoint around 6:50AM Sunday near Clark and Sheffield in Wrigleyville. The victim told police that the offender produced a handgun and took the victim's cell phone and headphones.

Described as a black man wearing a blue hoodie, black jeans, and a mask, the offender was last seen heading southbound on Clark. (Case HX550154)

Hunch, Foot Chase, Arrest 

Officers working an unrelated matter in the 900 block of Belmont around 2:15PM Saturday engaged a suspicious man in a foot chase and detained him near the Belmont CTA station.

Moments later, 911 callers from near the MB Financial Bank at Clark and Belmont reported that a man had knocked a woman to the ground and robbed her.

The witnesses' descriptions of the offender matched that of the detained man: black, medium complexion, wearing a white cap and black sweater. A positive ID was made and charges are pending. (Case HX549412)
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10 comments:

  1. What is going on here? Where are the beat cops? Why do we have 30 officers at the TBOX event to monitor the drunks, but meanwhile residents are pray for scum who victimize people who work hard, raise families, patronize businesses, etc.

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    1. The politicians don't care about you - they figure you'll be in the suburbs soon enough. They pander to a certain group who'll always vote a certain way and will never leave the city.

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    2. Where are the beat cops?? What do you mean? From the article, it sounds like they were right there. Caught the guy even before the call came over the radio.

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  2. Where are the cops.....guarding Rahm's house while we are left to fend for ourselves.

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  3. I have seen the enemy and have made contact a few times. This isn't make believe and it poses a very real threat to the health and safety of the area's residents. These folks are PREDATORS and are sniffing out weaknesses. Keep your head on a swivel and leave yourself an out.

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    1. Agreed. You have to know when to turn around and walk the other way. A shame it has to be in broad daylight, too.

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    2. I have never crossed the street and turned the other way more times in the past year than I ever have in 25 years living in Lakeview. Where do I live anymore?

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  4. The entire CPD is short-staffed. 19 is short staffed. Somebody please post the latest numbers on how short we are nowdays. To answer this question, "where are the cops?" they are swamped, they need back-up, they need more units every shift. Praying for the safety of all of our officers, they risk their lives for strangers.

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  5. Praying for anything doesn't do a damned thing and is a waste of time. Going out and voting for officials who support our police does something constructive.

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    1. I like both options!

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