Sunday, July 26, 2015

BOYSTOWN: Muggers Beat And Rob Man On His Own Doorstep

UPDATE 6:13PM - Chicago police just issued a community alert to warn of a robbery pattern in our neighborhood.
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Two offenders who hid in the vestibule area of a Boystown 3-flat beat and robbed a man as he returned home early Sunday. No one is in custody.

The victim told police that the men attacked him and stole all of his belongings as he entered his home in the 900 block of Newport around 2:40AM. The offenders were described only as two black men.

This morning's mugging was the fourth street robbery of the weekend in Wrigleyville and Boystown. Three victims were attacked in separate incidents here between midnight and 6AM on Saturday. No arrests have been made in any of those crimes.

July is shaping up to be the worst month for robberies in the neighborhood since last October. Overall, though, robberies here are down sharply from the record-high levels experienced in 2011, 2012, and 2013—although that is little consolation to the victims.
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23 comments:

  1. Its about time the tact teams are working late hours on the weekends. Now how about drive through clark and halsted for a change!

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  2. And people wonder why we leave for the suburbs. Once you get kids, you'll understand.

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  3. I arrived home with my wife and 2 kids last night via Uber at what is a late hour for us (11 PM), and had them wait in the locked car with the driver while I opened my gate, checked the vestibule area, and opened the door. Only then did they exist the car and enter the building.

    It's funny -- because we used to live in Mexico City and Lagos, Nigeria as expats, and yet we take more security measures here in Lakeview, Chicago.

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  4. I have worked in the lake view area & I have family that is in Dallas. There is currently a situation in Dallas like the one in lake view. That situation is a lack of police on the streets. This is why the crime is so out of hand. They just funneled criminals to the lake view area. Yes Rahm put more cops in areas that were needed but you left areas that are wide open for criminals. Now the criminals know this and they are getting brazen by the day. Tell me if this sounds familiar in Dallas recently an 82 year old woman was raped and waited for the cops for three hours before they got their. She called back to dispatcher and asked may she take a shower; thats how long waited. It is truly unfortunate when it comes to budget cuts safety is lumped into the cuts category. Now people can't even come home without someone doing something to them steps into their home. This is sad.

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  5. Well, obviously the victim was walking through alleys while intoxicated. Oh, never mind.
    When can we get Cmdr. Ely Voularis back????

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  6. Hey, they stay till 10 pm sometimes.....................

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  7. Interesting.....Witnessed theft last night (7/25) around 9:50pm on Broadway and Diversey outside the Walgreens.

    A black teen with 3-4 other black teens walking down the street stole a local guys' property (maybe phone). The guy reached his hand out and asked for the item back but the stealing suspect started to run across the street.

    A fight almost started between the local guy and the group of 4 teens since the local guy caught up to one of the suspects.

    It seemed that from a motivational standpoint that this was not even stealing in the traditional sense of thievery, to fill " a needs to an end" since the suspect was laughing and almost playing a mouse and chase game to impress his friends.

    The suspect ended up taking off, with his friends, since many people in public were watching, many of which probably thought it was just a scuffle.

    Description of thief.

    - black
    - short black hair ( no dreads)
    - 6 foot
    - real skinny
    - probably 15-16 yrs of age
    - wearing white jean pants, slim cut but sagging
    - white boxers
    - white shirt

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  8. This is a shit-hole neighborhood (or, now, a 'hood) and nobody gives a damn about it. Certainly not Rahm, TUNNEYS, the new commander, or anyone else in government. Judging by these reports, though, crime is certainly down, so I guess I shouldn't complain. /sarcasm (for those who think I meant that). And, of course, I'm just "one person."

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  9. The criminals are getting absolutely brazen, that's for sure. I was putting a box fan in my living room window around 12.15 today and saw a 20-something black man testing the door on my apartment building's back fence. He walked along the length of the back fence checking things out, and then looked up and around. We made eye contact a couple of times and I stared back at him. He walked away along the side of the shopping plaza behind my building. However, I have no doubt that he'll be back, and will be sure to find easy access to the complex because my idiot neighbors don't seem to be able to shut the gate door fully. Glad that I've got several locks on all my doors and alarms on the windows. Someone's going to get broken into in my complex soon, it seems.

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    1. Last night at 9 o'clock a guy who lives on the 3rd floor of a 3-flat on Newport called cops. He said he was just working on his computer when a guy—black, 6-feet tall, 190 pounds. wearing all black carrying a black backpack with a red stripe—walked into his apartment.

      The guy who lives there asks the stranger he's doing in his apartment.

      The stranger says, "Oh, I'm just chasing a butterfly." And he leaves.

      He's out there somewhere.

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  10. I walked by that Walgreens the other night at the same time, and the neighborhood looked like crap.
    There was trash on the street and there was some annoying keyboard player outside the Walgreens.
    I can't wait till I get out of Lakeview.

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  11. I'm sorry, maybe its because I lived next to the Center on Halsted and saw crime all day everday, but I started plotting to get out of the state immediately.....and I did. Thrilled. Do you REALLY think things will get better?

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  12. My wife and I have a saying: "One more year." We can't wait to get out of here. There is no more return on the investment of living here. It's not just the crime - it's everything. Chicago has broke my heart. I used to love this city. Now I can't wait to leave.

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    1. We are headed to Parkslope, Brooklyn. More jobs, more money, more restos, less crime.

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    2. We were never going to move to the suburbs, but we did and it is wonderful. There are close by suburbs with easy transportation into the city and great resources for families (if that is in your future plans). It is relaxing and we can go into the city easily for restaurants, to see friends, theater, etc. We went north and the lifestyle is really nice, like being on a permanent vacation. Nice to be able to let your guard down.

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    3. We just moved to the north suburbs from Boystown and always comment on how relaxing and vacation-like it is. Constantly being on high-alert became much too exhausting. It is so nice to be able to let our guard down.

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    4. Moved home to Minneapolis from the Southport/Belmont corner after nearly 10 years. Miss Chicago dearly, and even though you always still have to be aware, it's nice to feel safe. Send us up some Portillos or Lou Malnati's please......

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  13. http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/video_popup.jsp?new=true&productId=741992&scene7Id=udapbearspray

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  14. We moved out of Lakeview last month to the burbs just north of the city. Gas and parking are less expensive, much less riff raff, and stores are much more accessible. Oh, and no cloud tax :) You can have your sticky buns and tiny dancer.

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  15. I used to go to Michael's for my art supplies. The area has now become so creepy and dangerous that I feel safer shopping at the Michael's near Roosevelt Road.

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  16. Just turned 50 and got my retirement visa for Thailand - take my 4 million an enjoy the goof life.

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  17. And that's why we need to make it legal for people who are licensed to carry tasers.

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    1. The truth is that as much as we all love what a big city offers, in America, there is so much crime, that once you have a family, the risks outweigh the rewards. In cities like Tokyo - there's no crime, but here in Chicago, there's plenty of it and it will get worse as the 'new economy' is not going to bring jobs to the least educated and they resort to violence.

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