Thursday, January 08, 2015

BLIND SPOT: Man Beaten, Robbed Near Wrigley Field Overnight

A Boystown resident was beaten and mugged near this
off-the-beaten-path robbery "blind spot" overnight.
Image: @BleacherBunch
Welp. Guess we can add Wrigley Field to the list of Chicago's robbery “blind spots.”

Less than 72 hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel told the media that his son had been robbed in a “blind spot” on the family’s Lakeview street—and promised to have the police department address such “blind spots” across the city—a man was beaten and robbed just yards from Wrigley Field.

The -7° temperature did nothing to dissuade two men from performing our neighborhood’s first mugging of the new year, pummeling a Boystown resident and taking his phone, book bag, and wallet near Waveland and Sheffield at 1:45 this morning.

The two offenders, who brazenly exploited the unlikely “blind spot” just yards from a Major League Baseball stadium, were last seen running eastbound on Waveland.

After searching the area with officers, the victim told police that he wanted to start canceling his credit cards and promised to file a report at the police station later today.

Suspect descriptions: two “young” black males wearing gray or white jackets.

There has been at least one notable change on Mayor Emanuel's block since the Chicago Police Department began their "blind spot" initiative. The 19th district's second-in-command now personally checks conditions on the 4200 block of Hermitage at least once daily.  He's going to be a busy man if he has to patrol all of this year's blind spots alone.

Update January 10: Detectives have issued an alert in this case. In it, they describe the offenders as:
(1) Black male, 5’10” to 6-feet tall, 150 to 170 pounds, wearing a black jacket.
(2) Male, 5’7” to 6-feet tall, 150 to 170 pounds.
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17 comments:

  1. Was the victim outside calling his college counselor at the time? Think we need to pass a law about calling counselors past a certain time. For public safety.

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  2. The real "blind spot" is with the voters who keep electing these corrupt Democrats in bed with gangsters into office year after year after year while the city's population and economy contract

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    1. ABSOLUTELY. 100%!
      And Rahmmy's hand-picked pal (Becky Carroll) over at the super PAC 'Chicago Forward' has just unfurled a plan to attacked the 4 aldergoofs who DARED to vote against the last budget.
      That's right. 4 out of 50...that budget passed 46-4.
      I guess that's just nowhere good enough. And it looks like there's just plenty of money rolling in from all of the usual suspects to make it worth attacking such a tiny minority.
      Just like Daley - you're either a good loyal footsoldier or you're at risk of winding up in the river.

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  3. Does anyone in the position to make a difference have the courage to actually tell the media the truth about Rahms sons "robbery"? I have heard far to many rumors that all sound the same.

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    1. It took nine years, nine months and five days to get 1/10 of the truth about a murder that the mayor's nephew committed -- in front of witnesses, on a city street in the middle of an upscale entertainment district.
      Killed a kid.
      Got what -?- 60 days?
      And the cops that covered it up got....cush assignments and pensions.
      You think this thing with RE's kid matters, like at all?
      Yeah it sucks.
      What sucks a lot more is the joke we have as 'government' in this city.

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    2. We get the "government" we vote for, simple as that.

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  4. where was the so called entertainment team at this time?

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    1. Their unit is the one that got flagged down by the victim.

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  5. Me thinks Emperor Emanuel has a blind spot between his ears.

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  6. Same problems for decades. Same party running the show for decades. It is time to vote these fools out of office otherwise we, the public, are the fools that vote the same trash into office every time.

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  7. I received a campaign call from the Tunney crew tonight. One of their statements was touting how Tunney has helped put more police on the streets in 019 in order to ensure safety and fast response times. I seriously laughed at them over the phone. Really?

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    1. Time to call this guy out for being a liar.
      Not a truth-twisting aldergoof.
      But a look-you-in-the-eye and flat out lie to your face shape-shifting Chicago-style politico liar.

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  8. I value and appreciate the daily information about crime in the neighborhood. I hope sincerely that you may continue this long into the future. It is a real service to those of us who live here.
    The "comments" section however, consists of repeated shouts of personalized hatred without thought, merit, explanatory basis or logic.
    It detracts from the valuable information you're providing in the main section.

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    1. Thank you for your support, Anonymous. We've often said that moderating the comments section is the most challenging part of running CWB. More than 15,000 comments have been published in the past two years. We've considered turning it off completely, but the comments section does give readers an opportunity to as questions, make corrections, and add detail anonymously. And, of course, express other thoughts.

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  9. First time reading this section. seems like a good alternative to the main stream news sources that seem to ignore some details about local crime.

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  10. What is a robbery blind spot? Is it a place where robbers are suddenly invisible? That's amazing! We should call in physicists to study this rare optical phenomena!

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  11. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-warn-north-side-residents-of-strongarm-robberies-20150110-story.html

    This robbery actually got mentioned in the Trib. I always love when the neighborhood alerts actually show up...

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