Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BACK TO NORMAL: Boystown 7-Eleven Robbed At Gunpoint Overnight; Arrests Made In Tuesday Mugging

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Two masked gunmen robbed a Boystown-area convenience store this morning and escaped with nearly $2,000 cash. No one is in custody.

Police responded to the 7-Eleven store at Broadway and Waveland around 3:45AM after being tipped off by a silent alarm and 911 callers.

Witnesses say the offenders were two black men, about 5'10" tall, with black masks on their faces. One was armed with a handgun. They were last seen running southbound on Broadway.

Aldine Robbery: 2 In Custody

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In a separate robbery case, sharp work by a 19th district officer led to the arrests of two men suspected of mugging a woman in Boystown yesterday evening.

The victim walked into the police station on Addison around 8:15 last night and reported that she had been robbed by up to three offenders near Aldine and Halsted. An officer at the station invited the woman to go for a ride to look for the offenders.

They didn't have to go very far. The suspects were located less than a block away at the Shell gas station on the corner of Halsted and Addison.

Robbery charges are pending this morning.

Village Idiots

Meanwhile, in nearby Roscoe Village, a man told police that he was robbed by two men shortly before 5 o'clock this morning. He said two Hispanic men—one wearing eyeglasses and the other wearing a hoodie—took his wallet and fled in a black Chevy. Few additional details are available at this hour in the incident, which took place near Belmont and Paulina.
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23 comments:

  1. It's going to be a long, hot, bloody fucking summer in 60657.

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    1. Actually, I believe that 7-11 is in 60613.

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    2. Moving to Noble Square in a couple weeks and looking forward to trying out a new Chicago neighborhood after being in LP/Lakeview for almost 3 years. Crime isn't necessarily the reason, but we pay too much in rent up here to have this happening all the time.

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    3. There will be enough mayhem for both zip codes to enjoy.

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    4. Noble Sq? Have fun dodging bullets this summer. Hotbed of SD activity. Go to the CAPS meetings as they have an active facilitator who works closely with CPD. Also join the NS FB page as they track the criminal element. Lots of great cops in that area, but spread even thinner than here. I know, as I'm former 012 now 019.

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  2. Maybe we should wish for subzero temperatures to return...

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  3. That 7-Eleven is only one block east and one block north of the police station. Disappointing that no one could respond quickly enough to catch the perps.

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    1. Officers aren't sent from the station like fire trucks. We are out patrolling. Geez. Basic knowledge, people.

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    2. some guy outside the 7-11 has been out twice in last three weeks flagging cars down claiming the need for gas money or something. I don't open the window and wave him away as he has scammer written all over his face. ESPECIALLY the second time he pulled this stunt in a matter of weeks (ran out of gas twice did you?). Perhaps he got tired of begging for "gas" money and went inside.

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    3. lol this guy is clueless!!! the call comes out after the guys leave by time the dispatch comes thru the offenders could be by navy pier if they jump on the drive right away!!! this isn't Hollywood buddy smh

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  4. 8.15, by Halsted? With all those bars and restaurants right there? Place had to be hopping. These assholes fear nothing, we're all screwed.

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    1. Aldine and Halsted is a major hotspot for some reason.

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    2. Even when crime was contained in the hoods of the culprits Aldine and Halsted was a hotspot. I was warned about it when I first moved to Chicago 12 years ago. Have no idea what goes on there. Looks like a normal residential area to me.

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    3. Visit Halsted/Cornelia around 2:00-5:00am on a Friday or Saturday night. It's a shit-show of thugs and thuggettes. NONE of them live in this area (I know because I live above Peet's and I see everything that goes down) and NONE of them appear to have a reason to be there, not visiting bars or restaurants, they're just "hanging out"and harassing people. Another hotbed of hideousness is Halsted/Roscoe but that's already been covered extensive on this forum. Mark my words, this summer will be living hell for those of us who live here. I wish I had a crystal ball so I could read the CWB site on the morning of Monday, June 29, to see what kind of shit will happen on Sunday and Sunday night after the parade. By the way, whatever happened to our alderthing's public statements about "looking into" relocating the parade downtown? Seems to have kind of died out, following his useless baseless unscientific "survey" he sent around.

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    4. They have a "right" to "hang-out" all night on the street with no sense of purpose. The first thing I noticed when moving to Chicago a decade ago is the abundance of loitering compared. To other major cities.

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    5. That's because the courts struck down our anti-loitering laws. We used to be able to "clean the corners" all the time. Suggestion: go to chicagopolice.org and file a "Community Concern" complaint online. Get neighbors to do it too. We have to show what we did to investigate and solve the concern.

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    6. Rinse, lather, repeat. We had this loitering debate back in 2007. GD I've been in this hellhole way too long haven't I?

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    7. they were starting early last night. Pack of very large females (?) just walked into intersection against the light like they owned the place and just gave a prison stare that I didn't even bother to honk at them as I didn't want a pack of them pounding on the hood of my car.

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  5. Cops are not dispatched from the station house

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  6. Actually from what I heard, the cop overheard the report being taken and went out looking.

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  7. CWB, Can you show Chuy the percentage of cops that we have lost under Rahm and ask him to replace them when he wins? Thanks.

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  8. Anyone else here that stolen car, alarm blaring, whipping down school early his morning?

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  9. Halsted is not as busy as it used to be at that hour and week night.

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