Friday, August 14, 2015

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Two More Muggings In Boystown

As the neighborhood’s summer crime spree rolls on—and the frequently-touted police "entertainment district detail" continues to have summer nights off—police have responded to at least two more muggings in Boystown since Wednesday afternoon.

Most recently, a man was beaten and robbed at Halsted and Brompton around 4:15 this morning after enjoying a night in the Boystown clubs.

The victim said two black men jumped him on the street, took his phone, and then fled in a newer-model Nissan hatchback.

An ambulance transported the man to Thorek Hospital for treatment.

At 1 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, multiple 911 callers reported seeing a man get beaten and robbed of his wallet in the 3700 block of Pine Grove.

Police met up with one witness who reported that the victim wandered away from the scene with blood flowing from his head.  The offender, described as a 6-foot-tall black man with dreadlocks, ran northbound on Pine Grove. He was wearing camouflage pants.

Officers were unable to immediately file a report because the victim was not on the scene.

Image: Halsted and Brompton as seen on Google Street View.
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27 comments:

  1. "Crime is down!" ~Tommy Tunney

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    1. Really pitiful what gays will do (or not do) for a $ these days while complaining about the likes of Donald Trump and those Republicans in a "suit and coat" similar to what Obama wears all the time. And Tunney wouldn't be seen on TV without his "suit and coat".

      I'm gay and haven't spent a nickel of my hard earned money in Boystown for years. You shouldn't either.

      It's all really F'd up nowadays.

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  2. Good God. 1:00 in the afternoon. Not that ANY time is acceptable to be beaten and robbed.

    A couple stories back, folks were posting about organizing and marching. Whatever happened to that? I would be very happy to march and donate money to a CWB billboard.

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    1. Me too. I posted a couple weeks back asking if The Riz and the other person who leaves their signature had met to come up with a game plan. Would like to take the neighborhood back, but don't know how. Want to be an active participant. If we plan a march I can contact the media. Anyone have experience in this area?

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    2. If you think protesting will solve things your are misguided. Chicago has a crappy mayor and police chief. Not to mention the new law where the cops have to give receipts when they stop someone because cops are racist per some groups of American's. A certain group of American is getting the violence on the streets and the police they deserve for supporting crazy policies. We need leaders that are not PC and call things for what they are.

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  3. Why do "several" people watch a man getting beaten, and don't do anything about it? At least lean out your window and yell "The cops are on their way!"

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    1. The response would be "Thanks for letting me know! I only need 3.5 more minutes with this dude and it usually takes them 11.4 minutes to get here!".

      You're always welcome to come on down from your penthouse and intervene after placing the call though.

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  4. 1:00 in the afternoon?? Really?

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  5. He ran North on Pine Grove...then West on Irving Park Road, then South on Halsted and went back "home" to the Center on Halsted

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  6. Thorek after being beaten and robbed, now that is a rough end to an evening.

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  7. Wow. What a surprise. Boys town is toast.

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    1. With arsonists allowed to open up shop on the strip no less.

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  8. No one gets mugged at 1PM without a reason. I beg all readers to dig deeper.

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    1. Is that right? At which time of the day DO people get mugged without a reason. if it's after dark, you would certainly blame them for being out at night. Yet, during the day they are not innocent victims, either. Please, share your insight: During which hours of the day do unacceptable robberies occur in your view?

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    2. 2 years ago I was mugged around noon by the Sheridan El. Tried to fight back and only lost my gym bag with some clothes in it. I remember talking to the responding PO about it being the middle of the day, and he said it happens regularly; muggings especially are a crime of opportunity. Any time, any place.

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    3. Unfortunately I would have to side with Anon. We all know that is a major "dealing" street. C'mon we all attacked the mayors son's bogus story which turned out to be a "tune-up". What's fair is fair and all are entitled to their opinion (usually based on eyewitness accounts).

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  9. Can we ask Rauner to shut down Center on Halsted to save the state a few badly needed bucks?

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    1. It is not up to the governor to shut down a private institution. Government-subsidized programming monies could be cut, though.

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  10. nothing but surveillance camera's at p/g and grace but w/o a bleeding victim....it never happened!

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  11. I would gladly contribute to a billboard in Boystown advertising the CWB site as most people have no idea what is really going on in the neighborhood. So few people attend community neighborhood meetings or even bother to vote and when they do vote,they re-elect an idiot like Tunney! How about it CWB,can you give us an idea how much money you need for a 3-6 month rental and then set up a contribution tab on your site? Or a go fund me page? Lets put our money where our mouths are and get the word out!

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    1. I would gladly contribute, too!

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  12. So we have to take a cab home from brunch now to avoid beatings? 1pm on Pine Grove?!?M

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  13. Whenever I read that someone didn't want to file a report - I question what they were up to in Boystown. I mean -- getting mugged at 1PM in broad daylight and yet you don't file a report? Come on. I have lived here with my wife and 2 kids for 10 yrs and we have never seen such issues. I wonder what was really going on -- drugs, prostitution, etc.

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    1. This story did not say that the victim did not want to file a report. Rather, no report could be immediately filed because the victim had left the scene.

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    2. Anonymous -- his HEAD WAS BLEEDING -- he may have not been able to think clearly -- or he may not have known their were witnesses as it seems no one got involved (not clear) and so his first instinct would have been to see immediate medical attention - Sheez! or he may have had a similar incident in the past and found the police to be No help or perhaps some small-minded police officer who because he has two kids and a wife and goes to sleep at 10pm every night, assumed he was up to no good That time, too, and so he chose to forego such judgment again -- OR he could be a sufferer of PTSD and the attack could have been a trigger, setting off terrible anxiety -- or he could be a hard-working, but not fully-legal expatriate from...some other county -- and those are just off the top of my head -- Who Are YOU to assume some form of guilt on someone you know NOTHING about...

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