Monday, September 21, 2015

ON THE BLIGHT SIDE: Yet Another Daytime Robbery On Sunday

Yet another neighborhood resident was victimized in a daylight robbery on Sunday, at least the sixth daytime attack since last weekend.

Yesterday's victim told police that two men jumped him behind the 3100 block of Kenmore at 4:45PM and took his backpack and phone.

The suspects are described as two tall, skinny, black men in their 20’s. One of the men wore a black and yellow football jersey. They were last seen running southbound on foot.

Woman Pushed Against Wall, Robbed

Meanwhile, a woman reported being pushed against a wall and robbed by two men in the 400 block of St. James Place in nearby Lincoln Park around 10 o’clock last night.

The victim, who filed a report over the phone, reported that two black men between 19- and 22-years-old were responsible. One was wearing a gray hoodie. Both men were last seen running southbound on Lakeview Avenue.

Daylight Incidents Surge

Reports of daylight muggings and purse snatchings have skyrocketed in our area over the past week while reports of nighttime attacks have dwindled. Among the reports filed:

• Saturday, 4:45PM — Two offenders try to rob a man at Lakeview Taco Fest in the 3500 block of Southport. One is arrested.

• Friday, 2:45PM — Man arrested for stealing a woman’s purse near Cornelia and Marshfield.

• Friday, 11:50AM - Man arrested for stealing a woman’s purse near Waveland and Bosworth.

• Thursday, 12:15PM — Woman knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse near Diversey and Pine Grove.

• Saturday, September 12, 6:15PM — Woman is jumped from behind and robbed of her purse behind her home in the 1300 block of Henderson.

Chicago police issued an alert this weekend that linked the Henderson and Pine Grove robberies. Needless to say, there are plenty of other daytime muggings to go around.
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24 comments:

  1. "Shop" during the day time, fence goods, party back in the hood with the $20-$40 you just made, repeat the next day. Cold weather coming so hopefully that will break the cycle for a bit.

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    1. Really, really, REALLY need to get over the cold weather hopefulness and delusions of grandeur.

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  2. I am still infuriated by douchebag Tunney's TV news appearance where he told residents not to walk in alleys and to "watch your drink" accompanied his asinine chuckle chuckle. Worthless, useless, arrogant creep. I would prefer that he just remain silent, collect his salary and "other" benefits, and stop pretending he can do anything.

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    1. Yeah, I think we all knew not to accept drinks and candy from strangers when we were 6 years old.

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  3. What are the chances the neighborhood will be blessed with some of Rahm's long delayed additional cops on the street?

    319 more cops to be moved from desk duty to streets

    Presto, you're now a cop. (I am NOT complaining .. I pray we get SOME extra eyes and feet on the streets)

    Those sworn officers include nurses, detention aides, property custodians and others whose jobs will be filled by lower-paid civilians, Collins said. “The plan was borne out of a simple question the mayor asked about officers working in administrative functions: ‘Do you need a gun, a badge and arrest powers to do this job?’ ” Collins said.

    “If the answer is no, the officers will be replaced with civilians and deployed into neighborhoods, policing our streets and fighting gun violence, which is how they were trained in the first place.” )

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/972007/desk-jockeys-hitting-street-emanuels-latest-move-boost-police-manpower

    Would be good to know if folks do notice additional officers around and comment here. Hoping, hoping ...

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  4. This is pretty sad when you can't be safe in the neighborhood during the day! What the hell is going on here?

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    1. The problem is that we have too many folks with their head in the cloud, when it should be on a swivel keeping an eye out for the dangers about!

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    2. ^^ So, the problem is the victims. Got it.

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    3. Actually the problems are being caused primarily by Carpetbaggers from other parts of Town, and some local area nut jobs. The populace spoke and both the Tom and Rahm Show have been renewed for another 4 years. Since the Voters didn't call for a change, none will be forthcoming. My advice stands, take responsibility for your own safety and be careful!

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  5. Truly breeathtaking .. dear God .. get those cops out there.

    50 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend violence; Emanuel to increase patrols

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/50-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence;-emanuel-to-increase-patrols/994255/

    And who the he** is doing anything about the gangs? So much of this misery and evil is fueled by them, yet where's the initiative to tackle and remove this scourge on our neighborhoods? Don't hear a word about them.

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  6. My condo is under contract and the movers are coming next week. Good Luck Everyone!

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  7. F**king TUNNEY !!!!!!!
    Look here, man....
    Nobody here expects you to solve this issue singlehandedly. Nobody.
    We're not uninformed, we're not stupid and we don't expect miracles.
    What we do expect is that you goddamn-well exhibit some leadership on this issue.
    And 'constructive loitering' ain't it.
    DO something man.
    That it's taken years for you to get the damn message (while you waste time dicking around with the Wrigley Rooftops non-issue) is clear evidence that either
    A) You plain do NOT care, or
    B) You're too damn stupid to figure it out
    Which one is it?
    Post here.
    I, for one, would like to know how you justify NOT acting here.

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    1. Come to the CAPS meeting on Wed Oct 7 at 7pm at the police station at 850 W Addison and ask him that. Hold him accountable. If you don't, I will, and using the same script above. I'm tired of his lame-ass dicking around, too. Remember, on the rooftop issue, he said he would be "all up in their butts." Now it's time for the taxpaying constituents to get all up in HIS butt. Let's do it. It's time for action, it's time for change!

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    2. Look at it from Tunney's standpoint. He got re-elected by being an uncommunicative, lying douche. So why should he change his behavior?

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    3. I'm not saying this to be snarky whatsoever, but I think it's pretty obvious he's not going to do anything. So why don't you talk to your neighbors and get the word out? Make flyers and tape them to doors and gates? Call the major media outlets and tell them you're mad and you want this covered.

      There are so many posts blaming Tunney, and I get it. But posting about someone who really doesn't care is not making your neighborhood any safer, it's just not. He just got re-elected, get the word out and make him nervous.

      I read an article last week about some neighbors in Southport putting large post it note type stickers making awareness of the drug treatment facility they're trying to build on Ashland. At least someone is doing something.

      I love Lakeview and wish I wasn't hesitant to go visit after dark, now in the middle of the day?

      You can vent your frustrations on this blog but it's not going to do anything to change what's going on.


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  8. I'm moving to Denver. It's not crime free, but it's a lot safer than Chicago.

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    1. We are trying to relocate to Denver as well. Especially in light of the increase in crime, decrease in police officers, and $600 million in higher taxes and fees.

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    2. My annual vehicle sticker is due at the end of this month. So nice to just tear that last remnant of Chicago off my windshield and forget about it altogether in another state.

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  9. Why does everyone vote for him? I have no idea. I only know that have after 10 yrs here I have finally decided to move on. I appreciate the blog, I appreciate the neighborhood, but there's definitely a complacency with many who live here. Off to Asia -- it's not perfect, but it's safe. That says something.

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  10. It says the victim was "jumped." Is there any info about the use of a weapon?

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  11. It's hard to believe that after all that has happened, someone is still thinking that a CAPS meeting will hold Tunney "accountable." The definition of insanity is repeating the same action thinking the outcome will somehow be different.

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    1. Just come to the next one. Trust me ... this one will be different. Tunneys will be squirming at my two questions I have for him - two questions he COULD have answered in response to my email, two questions he COULD have called me back about. But no. He chose to ignore me, again. Now he will be put on the spot publicly. I hope the media are there covering it.

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    2. Trust you...this one will be different??? You are very naive. Endless meetings about the increase in crime, in which pointed questions have been put to Tunney, have been going on for several years. The first major one was in the school auditorium on Waveland and was videotaped. Articulate, well prepared audience members took their turns at the microphone speaking directly to Tunney. He was put on the spot publicly in front of a huge audience. He did his usual blank stares and smug smirking and it all accomplished nothing. Trying to affect major change has to be done circumventing Tunney, not involving him. He is useless and could fuck up a wet dream. The mayor knows that and the CPD knows that. We must become accustomed to the concept that Tunney cannot and will not be part of the solution. He is neither smart enough nor powerful enough.

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