Saturday, October 24, 2015

AFTER 6: Three Attacked And Robbed By Gunmen Saturday

An armed robbery crew robbed at least three people at gunpoint in our neighborhood and nearby Lincoln Park after 6 o'clock Saturday morning. No one is in custody.

In the first attack, a man was beaten in the face and robbed by three men who were armed with a black semi-automatic handgun near Southport and Henderson at 6:15AM.

The victim sought help in a nearby Starbucks where he told police that the men had taken his Samsung phone, wallet, and watch. The three were last seen running eastbound on Henderson and then into an alley.

He described the offenders as three black men, all over 6-feet tall. Two were wearing baseball caps.

Less than 30 minutes later, two men reported being robbed in a similar fashion at Halsted and Wrightwood in nearby Lincoln park.

According to the victims, two offenders approached them and one displayed a small handgun.

Both robbers were described as tall, skinny black men who wore hoodies and jeans. They were last seen running southbound in the west alley of Halsted Street with the victims' cell phones, keys, and wallets.

One of the Lincoln Park victims lives near the robbery scene. The other lives in Edgewater.

As of 7:15AM, one of the Lincoln Park victims' phones was pinging in the South Side's Roseland neighborhood, an acquaintance said.

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29 comments:

  1. I love Chicago but all this crime makes me think about leaving. No reason to just move to the burbs might as well leave the state.

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    1. Do it. You won't regret it and you won't look back. I lived on and off in Chicago and the suburbs for almost 29 years. I now live in Montana. It might have been the best decision I ever made. When you leave Chicago and Illinois, you really do see that the grass is greener.

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    2. OOPS! I had a typo! I'm not sure if this will be published or not, but I meant to say I lived on and off in Chicago and the suburbs for almost 20 years.....not 29 years.

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    3. Moved from Chiraq in 1978 to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Only thing I miss are the great pizza places. We really support our law enforcement. In fact some thugs from Washington state were driving through SD transporting drugs. Stopped by Highway Patrol. Assaulted trooper. Go fund me account already near $37,000. Never look back to Chi town

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  2. I wonder if they have a FOID card for that gun, and a conceled carry permit?

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    1. As sure as the Cubs are in the 2015 World Series!

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  3. I'm glad it didn't happen in Boystown for a change.

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  4. It's taken a number of years to finally reach mainstream media, but Greg Hinz has an outstanding article in Crain's talking about the crime issue in Lakeview.

    Tunney surprisingly admitted the police force is down and then gave the infamous advice for businesses to hire their own private security guards (why doesn't he or the mayor do the same on their own dime?). Also interesting that our CPD Chief and his minions cared too little to reply to Mr. Hinz for the article. Mr. Hinz also mentions this blog - shows what an influential force you've become.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20151024/ISSUE05/310249996/lakeview-crime-soars-number-of-police-assigned-declines

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    1. Now, if we hire our own private security - will we be able to deduct it from our next inflated property tax bill? That way the city can't charge us for police services we don't receive.

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    2. Tunneys solution of spending my own $$$ to hire security, and then raising taxes so high, well ... Tunneys can KISS MY ASS.

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    3. "Tunneys solution of spending my own $$$ to hire security, and then raising taxes so high, well ... Tunneys can KISS MY ASS." -- LOL!!! Now be careful, because awhile back Tunney (no s on Tunney ... dear God, one Tunney is enough, let's not make it plural!!) did say he would be "all up in our butts."

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  5. Say goodbye to lakeview

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  6. I am shocked that you would call the Hinz article "outstanding." Personally, I found it revolting. Could Mr. Hinz have done a better job at completely misrepresenting the true nature (and cause) of Lakeview's violent crime problem. Hinz misled readers to believe that the violent criminal element is made up of late night bar patrons gone astray - not the criminals that visit Lakeview 24/7, whether or not there is a Cubs game and whether or not the bars are open. I would much prefer no mainstream article is written, than one that grossly and irresponsibly misrepresents the truth. Though, I will give Hinz credit for being thoroughly adept at Political Correctness.

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    1. The comparison to Rush Street is not one that would be taken lightly by those who are familiar with that area's fall from greatness. It's a good introduction to our neighborhood's issues by a columnist and outlet that are very well-read among business people and politicians. Another move in the right direction.

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    2. Be glad at this point for any publicity beyond this website, as Rahm has reduced Chicago's press and media effectiveness and competence to that of the USSR's Pravda.

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  7. I don't see why anyone lives in that neighborhood or chooses to step outside at night! I grew up in Lakeview in the 1970's & '80's when it was supposedly bad. This seems A LOT worse to me! You all need to hit the city where it hurts. Don't frequent any business' in Lakeview until they take action.

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    1. It just amazes me how fast it went. Not safe anywhere, anytime in Lakeview nor Lincoln Park.
      Back in 2009, I thought nothing of walking back alone at midnight from Northalsted to the Day's Inn, or waiting for a bus at Clark/Halsted/Belmont. This is New York City 1970's and it will take 20 - 30 years to fix.

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    2. Sorry folks I'm done with the north side. Not only is crime becoming an issue it's too darn crowded. Gotta love packed full red line cars with no room to get on. If you do manage to squeeze in you're just another sardine in a can.

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  8. I have been out and about in Lakeview for the past 10 years and never personally got jumped BUT I have seen the shady characters in alleys and under the L tracks at night. I love Chicago but as a self-employed consultant Florida with warm weather and zero state income tax is now nicer.

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    1. South Florida has a ton of violent crime

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    2. Not where I live amigo. LOL

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  9. I live in Lakeview and boys town most of my life. I absolutely loved it, but the writing was on the wall 6 years ago. I am a woman who was a victim of crime twice near the Center on Halsted and nothing was ever done. I used to think it would be so difficult to change jobs and leave the state, but when I thought about the possibility of being killed or maimed and not able to walk around holding my purse, it became easier. I armed myself while I'm still in Chicago and I live in a different city and state and I'm extremely happy. I follow this blog because 90% of my friends and family are still in Chicago and I'm terrified at some point I will read their name on here....things are not going to get better. Leave.

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  10. Some idot commneter on the Crain;'s article said:

    "What violent crime issues? Violent crime has fallen steadily in Lakeview every year. It's half the rate that it was in 2005. 200 robberies per year in a neighborhood with almost 100,000 people is nothing. Cities like London have a higher robbery rate than that."

    How do you respond to that ?

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    1. We should not be comparing our crime rates to London's and patting ourselves on the back. My GF and I were surrounded by 7 bad guys in London 10 yrs ago in Kensington (posh hood) and barely escaped. The bad guys looked the same as the guys in Chicago - you draw your own conclusions with that.

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    2. Must have been Rahm or Tunney

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    3. Just pray for them finding a new box of tinfoil.

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  11. "What violent crime issues? Violent crime has fallen steadily in Lakeview every year. It's half the rate that it was in 2005. 200 robberies per year in a neighborhood with almost 100,000 people is nothing. Cities like London have a higher robbery rate than that."

    I think this same idiot is spouting this same garbage on the city data forums. I've argued with him for a while, but it's becoming a waste of time. He just wants to keep repeating Rahm and Garry's propaganda. It's amazing how clueless some people can be.

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    1. It is probably Rahm and Garry - or their minions - repeating this propaganda. Trust me, there are more people in Chicago tho despise Rahm rather than like or endorse him.

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