Sunday, March 29, 2015

FIRST ROBBING OF SPRING: "Helpful Woman" Robberies Return For Another Year

Mmm. Spring is definitely in the air!

We got a good whiff of it early Sunday as our understaffed cops responded to calls of five separate, large street fights in Boystown within 45 minutes.

But the real signs of the new season began to sprout early Saturday as one of Lake View thuggery's favorite robbery schemes returned for the new year. It's the "friendly 'woman' helps a drunk man" ruse.

At 3:51AM Saturday, 911 callers reported two people screaming for help near School and Kenmore. A man is yelling that his wallet’s being stolen. A “person” is heard yelling “rape.”

For the unfamiliar, the “rape” scream here was uttered by the so-called “female” who hoped that onlookers seeing a tussle would think that “she” was the victim when, in fact, "she" was robbing the man. Cute, isn’t it? The offender, described as a black woman wearing black leather clothing and black & white pants, is last seen running into a nearby alley.

Then, less than 20 minutes later, an inebriated man who had accepted a ride from a passing motorist—described as a black female—jumped out of the car at Newport and Clark. The “female” got out after him, wrestled away his wallet, and drove off. Cops gave the victim a ride to his nearby apartment.

It is not clear if either man filed a report.
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8 comments:

  1. What were the locations of the street fights?

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    1. Roscoe and Halsted x3
      Newport and Halsted x2

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  2. Serious question: can someone please explain why there is so much crime drawn to Halsted and Newport; Halsted and Roscoe; and Aldine between Broadway and Halsted? Thanks.

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  3. Newport = Replay/Hasted's, Roscoe = Roscoe's, Sidetrack, Progress, 7-11, DS Tequila. Aldine = Little Jim's, the Ram, the Mexican Restaurant, Taverna

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    1. Aldine is four blocks south of Little Jim's, Ram, Las Mananitas, and Taverna 750. That street is Cornelia and the one a block north is Brompton. Aside from a couple of shady looking thugs lurking in the shadows near the dildo store on the corner of Cornelia and Halsted, there's not much excitement in that block. But go up one more block, to Addison/Halsted/Waveland, and it's a shitstorm of fun, as that is where the CoH is located. But, of course, we all know nothing bad ever ever ever happens at the CoH.

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  4. Our hood is turning into NY 1980s. Will the Warriors be setting up a chapter next? Dog eat dog and basically NO police to protect us in a timely fashion. Time to spring for cameras and industrial pepper spray

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  5. Thugs wrecking Boystown. Younger GLBT crowd is moving away to Rogers park and other neighborhoods.

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  6. Hey probably didn't. A) Out of laziness and/or B) CPD told him to file at the station...

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