Saturday, October 17, 2015

CRESTFALLEN: Woman Mugged At Belmont CTA Station In Broad Daylight Saturday

A 52-year-old Evanston woman was mugged outside the Belmont Red Line station this morning as she made her way to a weekend dentist appointment.

The brazen 9:10AM attack played out in front of several witnesses at the bustling station, which is one of the CTA’s busiest. Three bystanders chased the offender for several blocks, but eventually lost him.

Witnesses described the offender as a black man who wore camouflage pants and a Chicago Bulls hat.

Officers gave the victim a ride to her dentist's office.

Snatched

Police met with a purse snatching victim who was targeted near Pine Grove and Waveland early Friday morning. A witness reported that the victim had been jumped outside of the Fitness Formula gym around 2:25AM. No offender description is available.
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22 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful day to be mugged! Right in the heart of Lakeview!

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  2. When will this crap end? Something has got to give! #alllivesmatter.

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  3. I called the police last week after I had walked my dog for his last walk of the night. Fitness Formula was closed, and as I got up to the corner I saw there were for of our "neighborhood guests" hanging out in the entrance which is angled and behind some square pillars that make it nearly invisible until you get right up to it as you come up Pine Grove. One of them started shouting at me then started yelling something about his "favorite cop." I called 311 and told them what happened. They connected me to 911. I called because that isn't the first time I've encounter some unsavory characters lurking in the entry to Formula Fitness at night after the gym is closed. I won't walk that way anymore when walking the dog late. The New York building should post a guard in that entrance.

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    1. If they're walking in front of you and they disappear while you were distracted for even a split second, be prepared.

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    2. Why not give FFC a call and let them know what you've observed. Maybe they'll do something about it. One can hope, huh??

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  4. Tom Tunney is right around the corner from that stop, and he's quite the superhero. I'm surprised he didn't apprehend this criminal on his own, risking all in the name of his constituents. Tom Tunney isn't just a selfless public servant - he is the Bruce Wayne of the 44th, a man whose legacy will writ large in Chicago history. He's what all of us want our children to grow up to be, and I think we can rest easy that once this mugger finds out that Tom T is on the job, he'll leave for safer pastures!

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    1. Thanks for the laugh.

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    2. It would have been nice if the Belmont CTA thug could have been chased right into Tunney's sordid little sticky bun restaurant on Belmont. That would have been some nice Saturday morning havoc in there, even more so since it's the day Tunney actually is onsite playing busboy and ignoring his constituents.

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    3. Tom can't be worried about the Belmont Red Line stop. He has bigger problems with the parking around the new Home Run Pizza restaurant on Sheffield just a few doors down from his office.. I guess you have to have priorities and stick with them, but I am just "one person".

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    4. Tom Tunney is not the mugger! He's simply an alderman. You have to start addressing the real criminals here not the politicians. There is only so much tax $$$ to go around.

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    5. I took the honors and posted this link under Tom Terrific's FB page under the hoopla for the new Pizza restaurant. I'll bet it will be removed by the start of business Monday, so get your screen prints in now.

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    6. There's PLENTY of tax $$$. He has the power of the vote and the power to speak up and lead. He steadfastly refuses to use either.

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    7. Why isn't the alderman walking and patrolling his problem areas at night?

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    8. How can there be plenty of tax $$$ - aren't we 500 million in the hole? Just saying. That said I sold my condo and moved to Thailand -- so I am now just a reader of the blog.

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    9. There's plenty of money for the things the politicians want to spend money on. A new stadium for a private college that can't even fill it's current one. Sprawling parks. $20 million no-bid contracts for non-emergency expenses. Plenty of money.

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    10. The City Council is not like an unpaid Board of Directors. They are paid 3 figure salaries to be something other than a bunch of rubber stamps licking the CEO's ass. The concept is known in Chicago and will not be until it becomes Detroit. With junk bond status, and doubling of property taxes to preserve declining ratables from fleeing residents, an emergency financial control board running the city, in lieu of both the mayor and council, are not far behind.

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    11. There's seems to be plenty of CAPITAL money, not operating. You can't always move one to the other.

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  5. Tom's mom, who he just sent that nice picture out of him and his mom, wouldn't be able to walk in the 44th without one of these punks stealing her purse.

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  6. What happened to those fine footcops we had here years back? That Mexican fella on days & that Bohemian who used that bike at nite..this stuff would ve never happened. Did that moody Tom run them off?

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  7. WOW! Just WOW!! I am saddened beyond words at the ongoing and worsening crime issues in the city I have always loved but have left to avoid growing hardened of that city. I now live in New Mexico but still read this, the most informative neighbor blog on the web. Kudos to CWB for it's constant reporting of the crime, criminals and descriptions NOT being reported by the local News stations. My questions are this. Why doesn't someone, anyone, contact one of the investigative news reporting teams on those station? Even better, why not do some research on who doesn't give a rats ass if it's politically correct or not? I did an investigative reporting journalist/team myself and there seemed to be a myriad of options. Good luck Boystown/Wrigleyville, it seems you are all on your own.

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    1. I moved away too after nearly 12 years in my beloved Lakeview (13xx Roscoe and 13xx Melrose). Miss it dearly but so glad I got out of dodge in one piece. The sit-in idea at Sathers is great.....any updates on that?? Just make it a regular deal on the weekend mornings and the message will hit home, hard. Good luck to all, and keep up the great work CWB.

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