Saturday, February 07, 2015

GULP!: Pickpocket Arrested While Making $700 Purchase At Boystown 7-Eleven

Roscoe's on the left, 7-Eleven on the right. (Google)
Now THIS is one stupid criminal.

A Boystown bar pickpocket was arrested this morning while attempting to use the victim's credit card to make $700 worth of transactions at a nearby convenience store.

Officers were flagged down at 2:30AM near Belmont and Clark by a woman who reported that her wallet had been stolen at Roscoe's Tavern on the corner of Halsted and Roscoe.

While speaking with officers, the victim learned that one of her credit cards was being used at that very moment to make purchases worth $100, $200, and $400 at a convenience store across the street from Roscoe's.

Additional officers scrambled to the 7-Eleven, arriving just in time to apprehend the greedy offender.

Police found credit cards belonging to another apparent victim in the arrestee's possession during a search. Cops were not immediately successful in reaching the second victim, who lives in Streeterville.
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33 comments:

  1. Roscoe's "Tavern" sure is a pain-in-the-ass "business" that sure does work its way into the CWB website and crime news way too often. Just saying ....

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    1. Not sure what you're trying to "insinuate" by using "quotes," but Roscoe's and other local businesses that have operated here for decades aren't the problem. Just saying....

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    2. I understand what he is trying to "say". The bars "sold-out" and are now "reaping what they have sown". Many are begging and spending alot of advertising $$$ to get their "former" clientle back. Some are literally "working their butt off" at the lakefront and in the storefronts of many well positioned businesses. It's too late.

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    3. What exactly have they sown? I was out this past Sunday at Replay, Scarlet and Roscoe's. All three venues had no problem attracting customers. This idea that local bars are somehow a major catalyst for street crime doesn't hold water....at least for those of us who have lived in the neighborhood long enough to remember when it wasn't open season on its residents.

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  2. $700 will buy a helluva lot of cheetohs and grape soda.

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  3. Remember the days when gay men went to gay men's bars? None of this happened way back then, oh 10 years ago.

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    1. Yes I remember those GR8 days!

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    2. Yes! I remember.
      It is tragic....

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    3. 10 years ago you could walk the streets of Boystown at 3:00 a.m. relatively safely. I wonder what changed?

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  4. Roscoe's has really tuned into a cess pool.

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  5. The whole strip has. I'd rather sit at home with a fifth and a bag of Doritos.

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    1. .....while reading. CWB is more entertaining than the district itself.

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  6. Tunney has turned the entire area into the same cesspool he found it in 35 years ago when he first arrived here. Some legacy.

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  7. Funny -- like another poster - I am a bit confused why so many girls are out in the gay bars. No thanks! You're welcome to DS8 and that Taverna restaurant, but let's keep the gay bars as gay bars.

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    1. Three twittering drunk girls found their way into the, um, "back area" of Manhandler last summer. Boy were they ever shooed out of there in a hurry!!! Hilarious.

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    2. They don't want to get caught in the PC crossfire like Wangs. One of the Showtime bartenders goes there on his nights off. Maybe it's to meet up with other gay men but who knows?

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    3. They can have Roscoe's, Sidetrack, miniBar, DSTequila, Taverna, and even Elixir, but please "ladies" stay the fokk out of Little Jim's, Replay, Lucky Horseshoe, Steamworks (LOL!!), Manhandler, Hydrate, Cell Block, and any bar out in Andersonville (the last enclaves of maleness and masculinity and all that is GayMale: Touche, Jackhammer, The Hole, and preferably that leather store between Touche and Jackhammer although that is one fierce lesbian - love her to death! - who runs that place. HELL, I wish SHE would run for Tunneything's office next time if he is re-elected this time. She would set things right with no delay!)

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  8. Great, that the extra cops added were available and got the creep. Thank you, CPD!

    In other news ..... actually surprised they nailed him. Thought the closest cameras were out.
    Maybe some snitch was convinced to get the street info to track him down?
    Juvenile charged in December robbery, battery of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/352688/juvenile-charged-robbing-mayor-emanuels-son

    Either way, it's a good thing. Now, for the other thug's arrest.

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    1. LOL, let's see if: (1) the thug tells the world that it was a weed buy gone bad, or (2) the thug was "coached" by the powers-that-be to tell a contrived story.

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    2. So the adult (18) who had baby Rahm's phone wasn't charged, but the juvenile will be charged. That's a convenient way to keep the facts under wraps. Have justice play out in the juvenile system instead of adult court.

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  9. Sounds contrived to me too

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  10. What in the world does one purchase at 7-11 for that much money???

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    1. The Good Rev FlavelFeb 8, 2015, 3:16:00 PM

      Oh, please. 40s, rolling papers, squares, malt liquor, orange juice, frozen chicken wings, and if you've ever noticed they have a LOT of liquor behind the counter there ... it's like a mini liquor store.

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    2. Outside of the alcohol, Slim Jims, magazines, taquitoes, condoms, breath mints, pepper spray, perfume and other "impulse items" at the register can quickly add up.

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    3. CASES of smokes? coupla hundred lottery tickets? self abuse reading material?

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  11. They purchase visa gift cards

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  13. I would assume the theif would have been purchasing pre-paid credit cards and loading money onto them at 7-11. There is nothing else at 7-11 that sells for $400..

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  14. Tampons, cigarettes and toilet paper are very expensive there.

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  15. I'm curious whether 7/11 has a policy regarding the purchase of high-priced items, including pre-paid Visa cards, at 2:30 in the morning. Do they not check ID? Do they not decline such unusual transactions?

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  16. I don't know the whole story, but it seems like 7-Eleven must have had an inkling that something illicit was going on.

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  17. Roscoe's comes up a lot because it is the busiest bar on Halsted on weekends. People go there to dance. The staff regularly turns over video footage from inside and outside the business to CPD and Cook County Sheriff's. Even if it's something that happened off their property.

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