Wednesday, October 07, 2015

EVEN *MORE* WOMEN ROBBED TODAY: 6 Women, 1 Child Targeted Since Monday Night

Two more women were robbed Wednesday morning in Lakeview, including one three blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.

At least six women and one child have now been robbed in Lakeview and Roscoe Village since late Monday night.

At 6:15 this morning, two offenders emerged from an alley in the 4000 block of N Hermitage, covered a woman’s mouth, and punched her repeatedly before stealing her purse, which contained her work and personal cell phones.

The victim described the offenders as two teenage black males. One had Afro-style hair and the other wore a black hoodie. A witnessed believed the offenders to be older, perhaps 17- to 25-years-old.

The two fled northbound on Hermitage from Irving Park.

Mayor Emanuel lives at 4228 N Hermitage, just north of the robbery scene.

Locations of robberies targeting women and a child since Monday.
About 20 minutes before the Hermitage attack, a woman told police that she was sitting in her car in the 1700 block of W Belmont when two black males opened her door and took her phone and purse. The two then fled southbound on Paulina from Belmont.

Police suspect both incidents were pulled off by the same offenders who are using a vehicle.

This morning’s incidents are at least the sixth and seventh cases of women or children being robbed on the streets of Lakeview and Roscoe Village since Monday night.  Other known cases:

• A woman pushed to the ground and robbed at Belmont and Wolcott around 12:45AM Monday.

• A retired Chicago police officer robbed of her purse behind her home in the 1800 block of Cornelia at 10:30PM Monday

• A woman jumped and robbed of her purse in the 1400 block of Roscoe at 5:00AM Tuesday.

• A Lakeview woman assaulted and robbed of her purse in the 800 block of Oakdale at 8:35PM Tuesday.

• A 14-year-old boy robbed of his phone near Cornelia and Wolcott as he walked home from school at 4:15PM Tuesday.

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18 comments:

  1. This is absolutely terrifying.

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  2. Maybe the criminals work for Rahm (birds of a feather). He gets half/they get half. Probably targeting all the people who voted for Chuey.

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  3. This has to stop. In the 12 years I have lived in Chicago I cannot recall being as scared as I have become in the last 6 months. Knowing that you can no longer walk to work in the morning without being robbed is absolutely absurd.

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  4. What kind of people would punch a young woman repeatedly for her purse? This is just insane to me.

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  5. The Chicago police are losing the battle and no one cares. No one steps up and says enough. It goes on and on and on. Absolutely terrifying is right. They are animals.

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    1. Not animals, monsters, savages, human waste...

      But I agree, it seems to be a losing battle. Even if the cops arrested every bad guy out there, our idiot judicial system & judges would set them free to beat, rob & kill again and again and again.

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  6. And the useless, cowardly Aldertwirp Tunney still can't find his little voice to reply to the constituents that pay his excessive salary to answer our questions about crime under his watch. Why can't dozens of people start showing up in front of Ann Sathers and wherever this clown has his office at to boycott him and demand answers?

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    1. Yeah....what is going on with that? I haven't heard any updates lately. CWB...any news??

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    2. Organize it, and we will come. I can guarantee that!

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  7. Granted Tunney and Cappleman have not been great Alderman, but the real blame should go to the Judges. They are the ones who are setting low bonds, releasing these offendera on EM or giving them a slap on the wrist in a plea bargain. Yesterday, Terry Mikkelsen was granted probation despite escaping his EM placement and committing a residential burglary on someone's boat docked at Diversey Harbor. I can only hope his few months in jail have made him a law abiding citizen but I doubt it had much impact.

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    1. @7:45 PM
      "Granted Tunney and Cappleman haven't been great Aldermen..."
      I'll give you an A+ in the art of understatement.
      Thanks for including Cappleman though. Richly deserved.

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  8. Do these thugs live in the area? Or do they wander in from some other neighborhood?

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    1. Other neighborhoods. Or they sleep at The Crib and hang out all day at the Center on Halsted. Mostly.

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    2. Or take the Red Line back south. Jump the turnstile at Addison or Belmont and you are home in 20 minutes.

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    3. True dat. COH is their home away from home. Enablers.

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    4. I guess you can call the thugs being at the Center on Halsted all day a "hang out." That place is really more of a "hide out."

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  9. these incidents are all around the red and brown line stations. remember when there were CONDUCTORS on trains? buttons are about as useful as a finger up your nose.

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  10. Anonymous, what good would a train conductor do when the train is 30 feet above the street where these incidents are taking place? While it does seem like these guys are at least partly targeting pax going to or coming from the El, they are not happening ON the El, or on the El platforms. We need ground control!

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