Thursday, May 07, 2015

BAKER'S DOZEN: 13 Years For Robbing Belmont 7-Eleven; Updates On Other Recent Cases

Lawrence Barlow, 47, has received a 13-year sentence after pleading guilty Tuesday to robbing a Belmont Avenue convenience store and one of its customers last May.

Barlow (Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept)
Police say Barlow claimed to have a gun when he robbed the 7-Eleven at 1153 W. Belmont as well as a man who was shopping inside. Officers patrolling the area for the robber's vehicle pulled Barlow over in the 1700 block of Diversey minutes later.

"Alright, you got me," Barlow allegedly told the cops, "I'm not going to fight it. I did it."

Investigators found the robbed customer's iPhone and credit cards in Barlow's possession. They also found a bundle of cash in his car that they believe came from the store's cash register.

In 1997, Barlow was sentenced to concurrent 11- and 8-year sentences for two aggravated robberies.

Sas. (Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept)
• Maciej Sas, entered a guilty plea for his role in the robbery of a Boystown woman on March 10. Prosecutors alleged that Sas told the woman, "give me your shit nigga" and then elbowed her in the stomach before taking her phone. Sas received 2 years probation and 30 hours of community service.

His partner in the incident, Abel Pineda, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the case and received a 2-year sentence last month.

• Jimmy Members, accused of stealing a woman's credit card from Roscoe's Tavern and then attempting to use it to make $700 worth of purchases across the street, has received a sentence of one year's probation after pleading guilty to the theft this week.

• Charges were dropped Wednesday against Brock Duerson, the 25-year-old who was accused of pulling a knife on the dance floor at Slugger's bar in Wrigleyville during this year's St. Patrick's weekend mayhem. The complaining witness was not in court.
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11 comments:

  1. Good Barlow got real time, the others... not so much.

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  2. Again, complaining witness was NOT in court.

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    1. Would be interesting to know if witnesses not notified, too lazy to show or in the case of the Center, company policy?

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  3. The complaining witness deserves a rematch with the offender, then.

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  4. "Brock Duerson"...sounds like a gay pornstar name.

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  5. 2 years probation and 30 days community service. How horrible for him. Just ask Lindsay.

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  6. Did anyone confirm that the Brock Duerson in this case is indeed Dave Duerson's (Chicago Bear) son?

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    1. I can confirm that. Dave was a family friend.

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  7. Why are the sentences always concurrent? What this does is encourage people to commit several crimes in a short time span, since they will only be punished for one of them You would think that a judicial system inclined to give concurrent sentences would also be inclined to give light sentences, or not even convict at all - because it all derives from the same attitude - and that in fact seems to be the case.

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    1. Seems that today's judicial system is more inclined to punish people (who can pay) by fines. These losers don't have a pot to piss in, hence the short and concurrent sentences. A couple of yuppies having a picnic in the park and dare to have a bottle of wine....they get $100 tickets, each. Robbing, beating and other assorted mayhem we read about on CWB.....they get a slap on the wrist. These career criminals can't afford to pay a ticket, and god knows that the city can't afford to keep them locked up...hence the "catch & release" program.

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  8. Shithead Sas deserved more than that. I wish that chick that he robbed was carrying a good oc spray at the time of the incident and sprayed him up real good. I bet she is carrying spray from now on.

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