Monday, May 18, 2015

BUSTED: Lakeview Woman Is Followed Into Her Home, Robbed

One man is in custody this morning after allegedly following a Lakeview woman into her home, grabbing her by the neck, throwing her to the ground, and robbing her Monday evening, police say.

The victim reported the attack in the 3100 block of Southport around 9:50 last night.

The suspect was taken into custody behind Schuba’s Tavern at Southport and Belmont moments later and several witnesses got involved.

Charges are pending. More details to come…

Monday's attack is remarkably similar to a December 2013 robbery in west Lakeview. In that case, a man followed a woman home from the Paulina Brown Line station, entered her home, grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the ground, and stole her Macbook and iPhone.

The offender in that case was also arrested within minutes. Martise Lowe, 33, received an eight year sentence in the Paulina case. He is scheduled to be paroled in September 2020.
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  1. Are we sure Martise is not already out?

  2. An violent offender sentenced to 8 years. That's, sadly, the most shocking thing I've read on this blog in ages.

    1. Then you must not read this blog often because repeat gun offenders get less time. Our criminal court system is whacked!

  3. I can't believe the Trib posted about this story and put up his mug shot! They might be getting tired of it too!

  4. If you listen to the audio recording of the radio dispatch for this incident you will be very disappointed. Dispatcher giving cars a disregard responding to the call of 3 men holding the guy down. Why did it take so long to get the call dispatched? Can someone FOIA the 911 call? What was 19 year old Jaleel Johnson, doing up in the 19th district when the voices started to talk to him. He was a long way from his home on the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue. My guess is he will get probation and time served.

  5. I'm sickened ... the terror of being that poor gal. The thugs feel free to invade everywhere. Police? What police?

  6. Too bad the peoples energy workers didn't throw him in the hole they were digging and put him away for good.

  7. Saw this on the news, I thought the reporter said he followed her to her car...not that I'm expecting accuracy from them. The People's Gas guys looked like guys you wouldn't mess with.