Saturday, July 25, 2015

MUGGED, MUGGED, AND MUGGED: 3 Robberies In 6 Hours

Three people were robbed in Wrigleyville and Boystown between midnight and 6AM on Saturday. July has already become the worst month for robberies this year and the increase in mugging activity may indicate that hard-won gains against street violence that were won under a recently-transferred police commander are slipping away.

Here are the details on this morning's three confirmed muggings:

• A man in his 50's was beaten up and robbed by two men who proceeded to take his phone and wallet near Grace and Sheffield around 12:15AM. The victim was attacked from behind, but witnesses reported that the offenders were two white or Hispanic men, 20- to 30-years-old, 5'10" tall, and 150 pounds. They were last seen running westbound on Grace.

• At 3AM, police responded to an Uptown high-rise where a man reported that he and his friend had just been beaten up and robbed near the Addison Red Line station. A cell phone was taken in the mugging. These offenders are described as two six-foot-tall black men. One wore a black shirt and the other wore a white shirt. (Case #HY354691)

• At 6:27AM, a robbery victim used a local business' phone to call police after he was jumped and robbed by three men near Halsted and Aldine about 30 minutes earlier. A description of one offender was offered: a 5'6" black man wearing a red long sleeve t-shirt and a hoodie. (Case #HY354764)
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11 comments:

  1. I was out on Cornelia quickly last night around 9 PM and saw 3 suspicious looking youths under the L tracks looking to be preparing for a busy night of mayhem in our fine neighborhood. I've been here 10 yrs and definitely learned a lot from this blog about the dangers one faces when living in this city. BUT, this is my last summer here and I look forward to living near the ocean and near less 'troubled youth'.

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    1. There was a group basically tailgate partying on Sheffield around 1030pm last night. Seriously, I don't understand why this is tolerated and that's why I moved out of there too.

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  2. There was a big event for the young people from Lakeview Lutheran last night. I walked by around 8:30, and they were already taking over the block. I anticipated we were in for an interesting night. We usually are when they have an event there.

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  3. Oh my gosh are you for real?

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  4. I really want to get the hell out of Chicago.
    I have a question for CWB readers.

    If you could live in any metro area in the U.S., where would you live?

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    1. I am ditching this hideous city in a few months. Still working on those plans, employment, investigating cities, etc. So far my "short list" consists of: Austin TX, Tucson AZ, Honolulu HA, and Albuquerque, NM.

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    2. Austin, Seattle and San Diego are on my list.

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    3. I would say San Diego - but that's only OK if you already have $$$$. I am actually headed to Thailand, bought a villa in Hua Hin - my retirement home. Lovely, safe, and everyday is warm/sunny.

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    4. San Diego is not that expensive, apartment prices are about the same as Lakeview, restaurant prices are not bad, and parking meters are half what Chicago parking meters cost.

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  5. Too many agencies bringing troubled everything here that they cannot really help. Many need long term rehab and some plainly belong in jail as they are sociopaths chased out of their own neighborhoods.

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  6. And no Police were driving by so all robberies were successful. Bottom line, this would not be happening with the Police staffing we had in the 90s.

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