Thursday, August 06, 2015

BELOW THE BELT: With Helpful Witness, Cops Snag Two Robbery Suspects

Sandifer (L) and Wolaridge.
Update: Bail has been set at $150,000. Each.
---------
A tenacious witness and equally tenacious cops successfully tracked down two attempted robbery offenders near Addison and Paulina early Thursday morning.

Police said a 33-year-old woman was jumped and threatened with a belt by two men who tried to take her purse as she walked in the 1600 block of West Addison around 12:10AM.

The offenders fled empty-handed when the woman fought back and citizens got involved.

One of the witnesses trailed the two suspects and phoned in play-by-play action to the city's 911 dispatch center to help police move in.

Officers arrested the pair at 12:27AM after a short cat and mouse game in the 1700 block of W. Henderson.

The victim suffered a knee injury.

Charged today with attempted robbery were 22-year-old Lawrence Wolaridge and 19-year-old Kendrick Sandifer, both of the Austin neighborhood. Bail information is pending.

Photo: Chicago Police Department
----------
Email us.  Facebook us. Twitter us.

21 comments:

  1. Great job by all involved - kudos to both the citizens and the officers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a couple of strokes

      Delete
  2. Those guys both got hit with a big ugly stick. Thank you to the CPD for nabbing and arresting them. Kudos to the victim and witnesses for tracking them.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are the kind of "troubled youths" attracted to the neighborhood by the Center on Halsted. They prowl the streets after the CoH closes looking for crimes of opportunity. Now the CoH also wants to provide them with free housing in our neighborhood so they will be here 24 hours a day. Who wants to have one of these guys as a neighbor?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure the workers at the CoH would love to have some affordable housing and homeless youth shelters right next to wherever they live. If they don't like it, they're NIMBYs.

      Delete
    2. I couldn't agree with you more. I've lived on Waveland for over 15 years and NEVER feared for my safety like I do now.

      Delete
    3. Most of the CoH employees live in Lakeview...

      Delete
    4. DITTO! Thank you SO much involved citizens and CPD! So, hey .. why not add an addiction/rehab facility to the neighborhood to spice things up. Sheesh! Wake UP Tunney, alderFOOL!

      BTW, VERY nice of ABC7 to get more active in reporting Lakeview crime as they did for this one .. thank you, at last.

      http://abc7chicago.com/news/2-men-charged-in-lakeview-attempted-robbery/910084/

      Delete
    5. I COULDNT AGREE MORE

      Delete
    6. I knew quite a few COH employees, none lived in Lakeview, most in Andersonville.

      Delete
    7. I know of a COH "director" that lives in Uptown (away from the Lakeview chaos they've created for you all).

      Delete
  4. Great job by citizens and police. Too bad that they will, most likely, not even get a slap on the wrist.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. took the words right out of my mouth!! After all the hard work by victim, witnesses and police some judge will let them off with easy!! I get jail crowding and tax burdens associated with this over crowding. But why not stop arresting pot smokers and other drug users\dealers that are not selling and buying in open markets or committing violent crimes. End the war on drugs, we would save billions in law enforcement expenses and save money as prison population would shrink. What is going on with drugs is exactly what went on during prohibition. outlawing alcohol created a huge underground illegal industry that resulted in gang time killings, extortion and cut the government off from collecting taxes on these sales. Fairly quickly, our government saw the error in their ways and ended prohibition. Why can we never learn from out mistakes?

      Delete
    2. I'm with you 100% on non violent drug offenders if the jails weren't full with nonviolent offenders the scrum bags that are terrorizing our neighborhood and the rest of Chicago would either be in jail or view substantive jail time as real deterrent.

      We have learned from out mistakes but it is not in the nature of politicians to admit to them

      Delete
  5. In non-related news: I saw little Robert Vacha puffing on a cigarette on the corner across from the Center on Halsted last night. So laides, watch those purses.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I wonder what the typical jail sentence is for these guys?
    How can we demand the maximum sentence?
    If the maximum sentence is 1 year in jail, and the judge only gives them 30 days,
    can their next victim sue the city if these guys attack during that one year period when they could have/should have been in prison?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. The cops catch them, but the judges barely give any punishment. The judges should be accountable for any crimes committed.

      These judges HAVE TO KNOW that these creeps will continue to commit crime after crime after crime. Especially since so many of these POS already have lengthy arrest records.

      Delete
    2. I couldn't agree more. the police can make all the arrests they want. the police enforce gun laws. its the judges who don't. they let everyone off. it is the judges that we need to hold accountable. their names need to be published. their records published daily.

      Delete
  7. Hopefully these two jokers meet the hair products shoplifter in jail and he can try and clean these two ugly scrubs up some.

    ReplyDelete
  8. No wonder they are out robbing.....They can't afford haircuts !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, this must be a simple crime of survival. Ugh. Aren't they making money bussing tables? I rented a small studio apartment waiting tables at a coffee shop when I was their age. I rode a moped (scooter) to the junior college I could afford to go to. Perhaps they should work hard to get promoted to waiter. The tips add up. Not a glamorous lifestyle but an honest one. Does that count for anything anymore? Anyone?

      Delete