Wednesday, September 23, 2015

INEXCUSABLE: Five Robbed Here Since Tuesday Morning As Relentless Wave Of Muggings Continues

At least five more people have been robbed in our neighborhood since 5:30AM yesterday as an incredible spree of daytime attacks continues. None of the incidents occurred during overnight hours.

The most recent victim was robbed at gunpoint around 5:30 this morning in Wrigleyville.

One of the other victims is a woman who apparently became the latest target of an attacker that police warned about in a community alert last weekend.

Another is a student who was robbed outside of Lake View High School while the fourth was simply holding down the graveyard shift at a 24-hour sandwich shop.

A fifth person is also believed to have been robbed about five minutes after this morning's armed robbery, but police have yet to locate that potential victim. Here are the details:

Restaurant Worker Robbed

Four offenders forced an employee of the 24-hour Subway restaurant at 3021 N. Clark into the store’s bathroom during a robbery at 5:30AM yesterday. The suspects then cleaned out the cash register and fled. According to the victim, the crime was pulled off by three black men and a black woman. Two of the men wore blue jackets.

A red Pontiac Vibe

Woman Attacked In Ongoing Spree

Chicago police believe that a man who was featured in a weekend community alert struck again at 11:50AM Tuesday behind a children’s clothing store at 3338 N. Ashland.

A man called 911 from the alley there to report that his mother had been attacked and robbed of her purse by a man who fled in a red vehicle. The victim’s Ralph Lauren purse contained an estimated $4,000 cash.

While a previous victim reported that the attacker escaped in a red minivan, police sources have told us that they now believe that the vehicle is actually a red Pontiac Vibe hatchback with a sunroof.

The offender yesterday was described as a black man in his early 20’s. He wore a multi-color shower cap, white pants, and black boots according to a witness.

Investigators now believe that the offender is responsible for at least four attacks on women since September 12.

Boy Robbed Outside LVHS

A teenage boy told police that he was strong arm robbed by three schoolmates outside of Lake View High School in the 1500 block of Irving Park Road around 6:25PM on Tuesday.

The offenders took the victim’s specialized single-gear bicycle and Samsung phone before fleeing westbound on Irving Park Road, the victim said.

He told police that all of the offenders are black males about 16 years of age.

Gunman Robs Woman In Wrigleyville

A Wrigleyville woman was robbed at gunpoint about 5:30 this morning near Newport and Racine.

The offender, described as a light-skinned black man in a black hoodie with black pants and blue and black shoes, fled in an unknown direction.

Less than five minutes later, a resident told police that she had just heard someone being robbed outside of her home in the 1300 block of Waveland—about 3 blocks from the first robbery scene.

The resident did not see anything, but she distinctly heard a scuffle and then heard an offender tell someone to "drop everything and start walking."

Police searched the area, but were unable to locate a victim.

Officers believe the two latest incidents are related.

...And One To Grow On

There is one other robbery to report from early this morning.

Police were called to the Dunkin' Donuts at Halsted and Diversey shortly after 1 o'clock this morning because the staff believed a mentally-disturbed man was refusing to leave their store.

In fact, the man was a robbery victim who had been pepper sprayed and robbed at knifepoint.

The victim was transported to Presence St. Joseph's Hospital by ambulance.
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54 comments:

  1. Good lord its so bad they calling the police on the victims now...

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  2. you wanted to live with the city billys.come to the suburbs,enjoy lower taxes and the enrichment of the "white picket fence" it beats fighting off rats and people peeing on your garages ..honest.

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  3. It's getting so bad that Tunney may have to start hiring private security guards for his cafe on Belmont so that people won't get mugged on the way in or out.

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  4. behind a children’s clothing store at 3338 N. Ashland.
    A man called 911 from the alley
    This guy is a YMCA dude....duh!
    While a previous victim reported that the attacker escaped in a red minivan, police sources have told us that they now believe that the vehicle is actually a red Pontiac Vibe hatchback with a sunroof.
    He wore a multi-color shower cap

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  5. What do we need to do to bypass the aldermen completely and demand stiffer sentences?
    Maybe this movement could even bypass Rahm and Preckwinkle.
    How do we pass a law that states that robbing someone at gunpoint will get you put in jail for LIFE or
    maybe get you the death penalty? Does the process of changing the law involve the state legislature?
    I would like to see Chicago pass the strictest laws in the United States to put these guys behind bars.

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    1. The easiest way to bypass them all would have been to vote them out of office. Nothing new with crime now that the citizens didn't know last November.

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  6. Dear CWB,
    Your blog is wonderful.
    Is there a similar blog for Andersonville? for Gold Coast/Sandburg?

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words. We are not aware of similar outlets for those neighborhoods.

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  7. And the alderpuss continues to ignore the problem. I have had enough of this shit.

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    1. I have gotten replies from him on Facebook in the past, just fired off another message to him with a link voicing my displeasure.

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    2. LOL @ "alderpuss."

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    3. Who woulda thunk that with all the hurdles, struggles and strifes us gays have overcome, one of us would rise above to lead one of Chicago's most diverse and densly populated neighborhoods only to be labeled a puss. Lol

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    4. If the shoe fits.

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  8. CWB - I listened to scanner archive or the Subway robbery and it seemed like no cops responded until minutes after the dispatch, and even then it was a lackluster response. Am I hearing the scanner correctly or missing something? Anyway, seems like a pretty quiet time of night so a prompt response should be in order.

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    1. As Second City Cop has said for years - "when seconds count, the police are minutes away"

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    2. Minutes away we have call them from 400/500 Block Melrose Street and they NEVER show up.thanks to the lovely mayor/alderman.

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  9. And if the mayor doesn't get his property tax hike, he is threatening to lay off police and firemen. This city is getting really scary. Can't go out at all anymore w/o fear of being attacked.

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    1. Dont worry - Fire and police aren't going anywhere.

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    2. He refused assistance form the National Guard to supplement his cops on the South Side a few years ago.
      These problems are totally of his making. Now his tax base is eroding. Typical CEO mentality: sees only cost, not revenue.

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    3. ^ Exactly right. It's a scare tactic. Notice he didn't talk about laying off garbage workers (who could be replaced with technology) or cut the guys who are paid to drive trucks and then sit in them while the crews use the truck's contents for work or, say, reduce the city council to a reasonable size.

      He also failed to mention that the city has essentially cut 1,000 cops in recent years through "back door layoffs." That is, not replacing officers who leave the department.

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    4. ^He did say cut garbage collection from weekly to every other week. Do you think the Streets and San guys would be cutting grass the other week? - no, they would reduce the labor force by half. And "technology" wouldn't work well in the dense city neighborhoods where alley cans are scattered about. The automated systems require cans be placed where the trucks can get them.

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    5. Do you really think the Aldermen puppets would vote against him?! They've all been rubber stamps since the Daley years.

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    6. 'He also failed to mention that the city has essentially cut 1,000 cops in recent years through "back door layoffs."'

      CWB, am I crazy or is the mayor systematically making the city a more dangerous and violent place to live by reducing the police force? Does he want people to flee so property values go down so his rich cronies can come in and scoop them up at rock bottom prices? It makes you wonder.

      I cannot imagine why any politician would allow the few, remaining safe areas to go down the toilet - like what is happening in our area. Let's not forget that our area is also an entertainment destination....so you would think that politicians would want to at least keep these areas safe for visitors to our "world class city."

      Seems Michigan Avenue gets plenty of police to protect the shoppers....why doesn't our area get police to protect Cubs fans & visitors to Boystown? (See, I didn't even ask why they don't protect the residents/tax-payers, cause I already know how they feel about us....)

      It is getting so scary to think that I could be out during the day, going about my business and get attacked by a group of wolverines. Bad enough to be robbed of my personal property, but to get a beatdown as well.....that is absolutely terrifying to me.

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    7. "...am I crazy or is the mayor systematically making the city a more dangerous and violent place to live..."

      I do think that politicians, as well as the news media, subconsciously work towards this because it enriches them and makes them more powerful.

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    8. "I do think that politicians, as well as the news media, subconsciously work towards this because it enriches them and makes them more powerful."

      Just curious how this would enrich them. Thanks in advance for your explanation! : )

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  10. Omg. $4,000 in cash?

    I won't even carry a $5 bill around here anymore.

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  11. I have said this time and time again but unless the residents do something, nothing is going to change. We have such a wonderful advantage to other neighborhoods. If we demonstrated outside Wrigley, I'm sure we'd get noticed. No one wants all the people coming in for Cubs games to feel like they can be victims of crime while on their way to a game. I really think we should take this wonderful opportunity and use it to our advantage to get police protection.

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    1. I'm in. When?

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    2. I agree with you 100%!!!! There has been rumblings about demonstrations & billboards, but nothing has yet to come to fruition. We need someone who is a natural organizer to step up to the plate. I would be more than happy to demonstrate/march, as well as to donate $ for a billboard.

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    3. NOW you are catching on!! Protest Wrigley will hurt a constituent that WILL get listened to by Tunney (minor factor) and da Mayor - big factor. Keep using that brain and reality or real politik as they say....

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  12. Why not do what Lee Kuan Yew (PM of Singapore) did (and the country still does) and hire Gurkas to police the streets of Chicago? We could pay them much cheaper and not have to worry about an expensive pension.

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    1. With regards to Singapore - it's a different animal altogether - capital punishment is rampant, and it's a more cohesive society at the expense of individual liberty. Families haven't broken down the way they are here, and it's expected that your grandmother would crack you across the ass with a rattan cane if you were 4-5 and out of line. Not enough to make you bleed, but a stinging reminder of what not to do. If you're trained at an early age what not to do, then things are easier when you get older.

      If you were a rapscallion in the equivalent of junior high or high school and you committed a transgression so bad, they will have school assemblies and have you caned in front of the school. The first hit of a cane will draw blood and leave a scar. You're telling me that's not one hell of a deterrent? If that happened in CPS, crime would go down.

      Gurkhas are hardcore beyond anything you can imagine. And they're treated like shit. I ran into a few of them while deployed and if the SHTF, they were the ones you wanted by your side. In Singapore, they're essentially the equivalent of CPD's SWAT but essentially "rentals" - they're trained to be the best and then after all those years of service, they're sent home with a "thanks, but GTFO." They've been that way for 200 years - essentially hardcore people who kick ass and deserve hero status but then told to GTFO and return home.

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  13. That whole "forced employee to a back room" is scary stuff. Reminds me of that Browns Chicken killing years back. Here's hoping that unlucky Subway employee is looking for a new job.

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    1. NEVER let them move you. Better to fight or run and take a chance.

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    2. Yeah, I never accepted the stuff me in a trunk thing either. I'll die right here with a fight on the street first.

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  14. "The offenders took the victim’s specialized single-gear bicycle and Samsung phone before fleeing westbound on Irving Park Road, the victim said."

    And don't forget, they were given "safe passage" home - courtesy of your tax dollars.

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    1. Not to mention that the perps were his classmates. Geez.

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    2. Actually, they are referred to as his schoolmates in this blog post.

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    3. They probably didn't even know because they never go to school.

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  15. 5 or 6 in the morning is about the time I leave for work out in the burbs where the jobs are. I guess I should move out there too, the place between fallow small towns and inner city scum where drugs and crime are a way of life.

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  16. Let's see. The police increased the number of cops working the overnight hours and the bad guys finally figured that out. Now they are preying on people during the times that the least amount of police are on the street. Now folks, do you see how a teeter-tawter works?

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  17. 5:30 AM is not a daylight hour.

    CWB apparently does not tolerate dissent.

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  18. I think I just witnessed another daytime attack. While driving west on Irving Park today around 12:00 I saw a woman in the street by the alley between the drugstore and car shop. Bystanders rushed to help her while others followed an obese man running down the alley in a black shirt and dark pants. Busy street, broad daylight. Reported to 911

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    1. You absolutely did see one. That offender tried to rob a second woman, too. He was chased by citizens and was taken into custody near Irving and Pine Grove.

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    2. A thumbs up to the citizens who chased and held this POS until the cops arrived!

      I wonder how many months probation our wuss-bag judges will give him. : (

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  19. WOW...Glad he was apprehended, but I'm sure he's not a lone assailant. What the hell is going on?!

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  20. HEY CAPPLEMAN !!!
    You've been getting a much-underserved pass on this blog recently.
    Your pal Tunney has been soaking up a lot of the abuse.
    LOOK HERE DUDE -
    You haven't done shit, either. Nothing. No leadership. No plan. No action. Not a god-damn thing.
    Your buddy Tommy shouldn't have to stand alone any longer.
    At least TT can claim he's been busy defending those poor Wrigley Rooftop guys -- and collecting his requisite campaign contributions.
    YOU on the other hand....where ya' been there Jimmy?
    How about this - NOWHERE, that's where.
    The friggin police presence continues to decline. The amount of gang activity continues to increase. The amount brazen person-on-person crime is embarrassing to anyone with half a grain of sense....and you????
    Where's YOUR plan? What have YOU done? Where's YOUR leadership?...Eh?...
    Right, NOWHERE!
    Cripes man. Get off your ass and do something on the single most important issue to the entire neighborhood.

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    1. Oh don't worry, Jimmy will be the first to vote in favor of Rahm's massive tax increase plan. That doesn't allow for any additional police, by the way...

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  21. Crime was bad before the elections, now it's worse and people are surprised? Who did you vote for? You think Cappleman or Rahm care after the election, the time to protest at Wrigley and so forth was before these two do nothing creeps got back in office.

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    1. "...the time to protest at Wrigley and so forth was before these two do nothing creeps got back in office."

      I agree. But unfortunately, that didn't happen. However I still believe that protesting is still a good idea. Let's make it very loud & visible, before a Cubs game. Let's make the entire city, state and country aware of the increased violence ALLOWED by our "leaders." And make no doubt, it's being allowed. By decreasing the police force, by judges letting violent repeat offenders off with probation time and time again, our "leaders" are allowing the thugs to take over.

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  22. The first picture is not a Pontiac Vibe. Get it together.

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  23. Perhaps a MAYORAL RECALL MOVEMENT is in order? Is it possible and if so, how do we get the ball rolling ?

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