Wednesday, March 04, 2015

EMPTY HANDED: Lakeview Gunman Attempts 2 Robberies, Fails

A gunman attempted—but failed—to rob two people in separate Lakeview incidents last night. No one was hurt and no one is in custody.

In the first case, a man ran up to a woman’s car, opened the door, pulled a handgun, and demanded her purse. But the offender—described as “very young”—fled empty handed when the woman screamed. It all took place outside of the woman’s home in the 3500 block of North Hermitage around 11:35PM.

Less than 10 minutes later, a man called 911 to report that a young man had just tried to rob him at gunpoint near Ashland and Waveland. Very little information is available because the victim refused to meet with police.

The Hermitage offender is described as a white or Hispanic male, 16- to 18-years-old with "a little fuzz under his nose." He was last seen getting into the passenger side of a car which headed south.

In the other case, the offenders were described as two Hispanic males. The gunman wore a dark gray hoodie, jeans, and a Carhartt-style coat. They reportedly fled in a silver or gray Honda Civic.
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12 comments:

  1. He just needs more practice...he'll get it right. Then the Center on Halsted can offer him free schooling.

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  2. Whatever happened to the three strikes and you're out law? Wasn't there a law that if you were convicted of three felonies they throw away the key? Sad and amusing that the repeat offenders are right back at it when released..................... WTF?

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  3. Hey CWB, just a little FYI....March 4, 2012, three years ago today, on the same date as the incorporation of our fair city, the 019 and 023 districts merged.

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    1. Isn't that a grand coincidence? Thanks for the mind trip.

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  4. Hey thanks for reminding us of the big failure the merge is. I will smile as I vote for the guy running against Rahm. You not only rub me the wrong way but you also lie Rahm!

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  5. This is off topic but I'm unable to e-mail you because some default something or another is not installed. I just found out that Borderline, the music store, opened in Andersonville on Clark near Balmoral late last year. Also second locations of two Boystown bars Replay and Elixir are opening across the street soon. That puts gay businesses Hamburger Mary's, Mary's Attic, Brown Elephant, Atmosphere, Marty's, Borderline, Replay and Elixir all at the same intersection Clark and Balmoral. It's been gay up here for a long time, but not THIS gay. Is this the floodgate opening, where Boystown is going to start quickly emptying out of businesses and gay residents?

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    1. I love Andersonville. If I didn't have to work in the city, I'd buy a small house there in a minute! : )

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  6. The bathouse up their is far dirtier and unusable. No hotels either until you get up to to western Edgewater, which is also a restaurant food desert. At least it's closer to Hollywood Beach.

    In Manhattan, West Village moved to Chelsea, now to Hell's Kitchen, But that is due to outrageous rents. The areas the Gays leave do not become dangerous. They did their regentrification job.

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  7. In my opinion I think that is what bar owners think that it's moving north. But I think gay bars aren't needed like they once were before social apps and wide acceptance of glbt. All bars are becoming mixed unless they have a gay seedy element to them. And the bars in Boystown are very political which alienates some glbt people.

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    1. There is nothing seedy about watching Go-Go Boys and their asses, like in Lucky Horseshoe, any more so than going to Osterman Beach and watching similar eye candy. At least you can go there in daylight when it is safer. Some of them are pretty nice. But I do not forgive LH for supporting Tunney, although he could have blackmailed them.

      I like Nookeies Tree, but unfortunately, the area is dangerous for dinner, or for an early breakfast.

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  8. That Honda Civic they fled in could have probably outrun a CPD Tahoe during the Superbowl Sunday snowstorm as those behemoths are only RWD. Who got the contract to buy those useless things in this region of the country......on your dime?

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