Monday, June 01, 2015

KNIFEPOINT: Another Lincoln Park Boutique Robbed

(Yelp)
Police believe that a man who has been robbing high-end clothing boutiques at knifepoint struck again in Lincoln Park this afternoon.

According to witnesses, a man armed with a kitchen knife entered the The Blues Jean Bar at 2210 N. Halsted around 2:45PM and demanded money. After getting about $150 from the till and cash from an employee's purse, the offender fled in an unknown direction.

Blues Jean Bar is located a half-block from the Londo Mondo store that was robbed at knifepoint on May 13. Another store in Wicker Park was also targeted by the same man, according to a Chicago Police Department alert.

Last week, $6,000 worth of purses were stolen by three men who cleared merchandise from the shelves of eDrop-Off Luxury Consignment, 2117 N. Halsted. The eDrop-Off case is not immediately believed to be connected to the knifepoint robbery cases.

The offender today was described as a black man in his late 20's who was wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans. He stands about 5'7' tall, weighs about 150 pounds, and has a medium to dark complexion.

While no vehicle getaway vehicle was immediately today, police believe the knife-wielding robber uses a "very clean" 4-door maroon Oldsmobile Intrigue or Alero.
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7 comments:

  1. Theres going to be a tipping point where the good people will have the courage to overcome the evil, and if conceal carry and protection by force and being as agressive, ruthless as the bad guys are so be it. No one wants to the first to be the fall guy but as a collective of good people have to unite before its too late. The lenient judges, crooked politicians, corrupt weak incarceration system, and the now handcuffed cops are the problem. Criminals thrive while honest people are being maimed and brutalized, the tipping point is coming. Has anyone seen a charles branson movie? Well. Protect yourself and your family and friends, cause no one else cares. And protect yourself by any legal means! If thats even possible

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  2. As Tunney's FB page fills up with a park's ribbon-cutting, daytime felonies spread deep into Lincoln Park like cancer.

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  3. CWB: how was the police response this time? Did they respond quickly?

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    1. Yes, although there was a slight delay due to some confusion. The first call for help came from a store employee who was at a nearby Whole Foods when someone at the store alerted her to the robbery. The woman at Whole Foods called in the robbery at knifepoint, but confusion with the call sent them to Whole Foods first. Probably took 4 minutes for them to get to the boutique. The were at Whole Foods a couple of minutes before that.

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  4. Most of these stores have no budget or stomach for armed guards. You tend to see the armed guards more frequently on the south side. Large chain pharmacy and $ stores out south wouldn't dare not have their armed guards. Its figured into the cost of doing business.

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    1. Then why is gas always at least 25-40 cents/gallon less down there than it is up here?

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  5. And at what park was Tunney cutting a ribbon?

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