Sunday, February 22, 2015

BRAZEN: Clothing Store Robbed At Gunpoint Saturday Morning

Surveillance photo of the suspect robbing Plato's Closet on Saturday.
(Chicago Police Department)
UPDATE 9:09PM: Police have issued a community alert regarding this crime. Our original report follows, with surveillance photo added.
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The hustle and bustle of a major 3-way intersection did not dissuade a man from robbing a Lake View clothing store at gunpoint in broad daylight yesterday.

Police were called to Plato's Closet, 2817 Broadway, just after 10:30AM by the store clerk who said a man pointed a small black revolver at her and took about $900 from the store's cash register.

Yelp!
An unusually-robust police search of the area around the Broadway-Clark-Diversey intersection failed to locate the offender.

The suspect is described as an "older" black man between 5'10" and 6-feet tall, with a thin mustache, a "flat nose," and average build. He was reportedly wearing a tan and cream-colored "Elmer Fudd hat" with a dark wool trench coat, jeans, and white gym shoes. He was last seen walking southbound on Broadway toward Diversey.

CPD robbery case #HY158794.

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Police met with a strong arm robbery victim who called for help from the Taco Bell across from Wrigley Field around 2:30 Saturday morning.  The man told officers that was walking in an alley near Taco Bell when two men approached him from behind. One put the victim into a chokehold and the other took his iPhone and wallet. Both offenders were men in their early 20's, described as black, about 5'7" tall, wearing dark hoodies. Case number HY158552.
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13 comments:

  1. Great...right in my hood. Now maybe the business owners on that immediate block of Broadway will take down their Tunney
    (crime is down in my ward) posters from their windows. Anybody but Tommy on this Tuesday-vote!

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    1. Tunney will win with more than 60% of the vote.

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    2. Whether he wins or not, he can kiss my ass.

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  2. Diversey becoming the next Belmont ?

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    1. The next Belmont or worse. I use to shop local - but now . . . .

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    2. Where would that comment come from? Not even close

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  3. And come Tuesday the status quo will continue. Lazy uneducated voters.

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  4. Probably well more than 60%. I think we commenters on this site have far too much of an assumption that people in our neighborhood know that any problems really exist at all. The *great* majority do not know. Everyone who regularly reads this site needs to do more than just comment with disbelief that the status quo continues - doing anything to disseminate the info on the site or getting people to be avid readers of the site themselves is far more effective that registering one's discontent in the comments section. I have gotten a handful of people to check the site regularly and open their eyes to what is happening in our area.

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    1. I actually think Tunney will get 65-68% but I didn't want to send readers here into a deep depression. There is huge disconnect between readers here and the average resident of the ward...

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    2. OK then. Between now and the next alderthingy election, we as a group must organize and identify good candidates, well in advance, encourage them to run, and follow throuigh. We must find a way to publicize the hard work and effort and community service of the people behind CWB (whomever they may be!) and get this information reported here on a daily basis into the hands, eyes and minds of the entire community. Billboards are needed. Door to door information distribution is needed. In the interim, Tunney needs to have his lame ass held accountable by each and every person. This means, following through on his unanswered emails, grilling him relentlessly at CAPS and other meetings, writing him letters, visiting his office.... not being a thorn in his ass from a harassment standpoint, because that's just rude and ineffective... but taking the time to visit his office, ask questions, demand meetings, get the message across that he is sucking the collective tit and wallet of the taxpayers who live in this neighborhood while he earns his scandalously high salary for doing a few photo-ops, "looking into" matters, and apparently commanding his "staff" not to respond to constituent emails.

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    3. I think rude and offensive is just what the doctor ordered. Respect is only to be earned. He has none for his constituents. Treat him like the 15 year old brat that he is, in public, and cc the State Attorney General while you're at it. Their egos are too fragile to handle public humiliation.

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  5. Sounds sadistic, but I have NO sympathy for a business that gets robbed that hangs a Tunney sign in their window.

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    1. Agreed. Businesses supporting Tunney deserve whatever happens to them.

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