Sunday, July 12, 2015

THREE-PEAT: Hours After Robbery Alert, It's Muggings Galore

Hours after Area North detectives warned of a robbery pattern in our neighborhood, two victims of separate robberies walked into the 19th district police station to file reports Sunday morning. One of the victims was transported to Thorek Hospital for medical attention.

These are the second and third mugging victims to walk into the Addison Street station for help since Wednesday.

Today's first victim approached desk officers at 2:25AM after he was robbed in the 3500 block of Wilton, less than 500 yards from the station's front door.

According to the victim, two black men jumped him and took his wallet and iPhone 5 before they fled westbound on Cornelia.

The robbery took place less than a block from a similar attack on a 32-year-old bartender at Cornelia and Reta early Wednesday.

• At 5:20AM, another victim walked into the station after being beaten and robbed nearby. The exact location of the crime is not yet known. A Chicago Fire Department ambulance transported the victim to Thorek for treatment. CPD case HY337355.

• At the same time that the second robbery was being reported, police were called to the Walgreens at 3046 N. Halsted after a man reported being robbed of his  Samsung phone and $100 cash.

The offender is described as a black man who stands about 5'7" tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He wore a white long sleeve shirt and black pants. This offender was last seen getting into a white 4-door sedan that fled northbound on Halsted Street.

• Another robbery was reported just south of our neighborhood early Saturday. In that case, a man was beaten up and robbed around 2:30AM outside of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Police took a report from the man after he sought treatment for his injuries at Weiss Hospital. CPD case HY336024.
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2 comments:

  1. LAKEVIEW/WRIGLEY IS A G** D*** DISASTER. ABUSING THE HARD WORKING TAX PAYERS WITH RED LIGHT/SPEEDING/PARKING TICKETS WHILE NOT EVEN ATTEMPTING TO PROTECT US. I'M MOVING BACK TO EVANSTON. WHAT A PATHETIC OPERATION. DISGRACEFUL. SHAME ON YOU RAHM AND TUNNEY. YOU WILL NEVER DO ANYTHING TO FIX IT, WILL YOU? SO MUCH BS AND SO MANY EXCUSES. PIVOT! PIVOT! (AFTER I MOVE MY FAMILY OUT OF LAKEVIEW I WILL BE MOVING MY FINANCE COMPANY THAT ALSO OPERATES IN LAKEVIEW. I'M SCARED TO LIVE HERE. SO IS MY FAMILY. I WORRY FOR MY FRIENDS EVERY NIGHT. JUST AWFUL.

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  2. Why has Lakeview become a crime magnet for every low life thug in the city? Us senior citizens have to look over our shoulders in broad daylight just to go to the store. Why are so many unemployed men loitering on our streets, many looking for victims. I guess you could say it could be worse, but my hope is that it will not become worse. We have to get people out of here that has little interest than hurting people and taking their money and goods. We have certain agencies that are bringing in people that they cannot really help, many should be in jail or rehab.

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