Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CONDO CON: Burglar Arrested In Lake Shore Drive High Rise

A man is in custody after allegedly burglarizing two condominiums in a neighborhood high rise Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to 3550 N. Lake Shore Drive at 2PM after building management reported observing a burglar on surveillance video. Officers arrived quickly and arrested the man in a unit on the 19th floor.

A second unit on the 19th floor was also burglarized, according to officers on scene.

Early this month, 19th district officers told a neighborhood CAPS meeting that a burglary suspect was believed to be entering buildings on Lake Shore Drive by following vehicles into parking garages and then working his way to residential floors.

Charges are pending.
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13 comments:

  1. So much for those who claim that living above the 1st or 2nd floors guarantees their safety. LOL

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  2. I live on the 8th floor of a LSD 24 hour doorman high rise....and I still have alarms on my doors. Never take saftey for granted.

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    1. very wise. My parents lived in a 24 hour doorman high rise. One day knock knock, open door, gun in the face and three guys cleaned them out. Nobody hurt thank god, but if anything high rise and doorman gives false sense of security.

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  3. Was a resident stealing? How do you get into a doorman high rise and randomly hope doors are open and nobody is home? Very strange.

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    1. You just don't understand the criminal mind. Getting past a doorman is a snap. Lurking around corridors disguised as a contractor or cleaner pretending you belong there while watching movements of residents in and out makes it easy to determine where the easiest pickings are. Spiffing a doorman or valet parking lot attendant to tell you when someone leaves the building. Peering into apartments using telescopes or binoculars to determine which ones are empty is especially effective in twin towers such as 3550. A maintenance man makes copies of his master key and gives it to his criminal relatives so they can split the profits. Need more examples? Still feel safe?

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    2. Via the doorman?

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    3. Doormen do not provide security. They aren't armed. Most of them resent the residents. It is so easy to enter with a group of people. I've done it myself just for kicks. And imagine the mentality of someone who takes a job opening doors.

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  4. I used to live in a high rise near LSD and we had numerous incidents of vagrants piggy backing on residents and burglarizing apartments. Cites are third world trash. So glad I'm gone.

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    1. Agreed. Unless you're mega rich, live in a downtown penthouse and have a yacht, I'm starting to believe people are rejects for living in any urban area in this country anymore.

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    2. Sorry buddy. This is precisely the sort of victim mentality and classist rot that got us where we are.
      I'm a guy who can afford to live in the loop. No brag, just fact. And I choose to live up here - in this neighborhood. Because I like it and I care about the place.
      And I hate what's going on.
      The ONLY way it's going to get better is if WE take action. We make it happen.
      Yeah - it's Chicago, and that sucks. The endemic corruption is hideous. True.
      So you can blame others, you can vote with your feet, you can barricade yourself inside with a handgun. And nothing will change. Nothing.
      Sorry. Get involved.
      Flyer. Sticker. Donate. Raise money. Complain in a way that matters. Show up at meetings. Get others to do so. And don't just vote....for F sake. That's the feel-good, achieve nothing pablum. LEAD others to vote. Lots of 'em.
      Otherwise you're just a revenue stream - for Fox News or for Chicago pols. Same/same. Just people picking your pocket who don't give a damn about where you live.

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    3. And how do you overcome the power of the unions, illegal money flowing in, gangs owning aldermen and the fix? You can sticker all you want, the entrenched corruption actually pursues action to vivify their plan. March all you want, they count the votes and you know it.

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  5. Any description of the burglar?

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  6. It's too bad the burglar didn't fall off the 19th floor balcony!

    That would solve the crime problem permanently!

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