Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NOT SO FAST: Man Faces Robbery Charges After Witnesses Get Involved In Daylight Mugging

A 62-year-old Lincoln Park man faces robbery charges after allegedly mugging a woman and taking her purse outside of the Edge restaurant, 2720 N. Clark, around 12:30PM last Tuesday.

Several witnesses detained Richard J. Lopez outside of a neighboring Best Buy store until police arrived to take him into custody.

Lopez, who gave St. Clement Catholic Church as his home address, is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Image: Lopez's intake photo from the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
Want to support CWB's efforts? Visit our company store for "Helmont" CTA-themed shirts, advertising opportunities, and our much-appreciated Tip Jar.


  1. Didn't get an alert from the ever-vigilant Alderman Smith on this daylight mugging in her Ward. Apparently she is too busy today with what was being kept quiet, ever to her she claims, that being three recent rapes in the DePaul Area.

    It's been said here for a while, but just as the Lakeview insanity has moved north to overwhelm Uptown, so too is it moving south into Lincoln Park.

  2. hmm...wondering if he from the The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) on Fullerton instead.