Sunday, October 25, 2015

FRESH ALERT: Cops Warn Of Armed Robbery Pattern In Lakeview, Lincoln Park

Chicago police today issued an alert in which they warn of an armed robbery pattern that includes two robberies at gunpoint in our neighborhood and nearby Lincoln Park..

According to the alert, three similar robberies have been reported in which multiple offenders approach victims on the street while displaying or implying that they have a handgun.

The three robberies and suspect descriptions, according to the alert, are:
(1) The 1400 block of W Irving Park Road at 2:20AM Monday. The offenders were described as black men in their 20's. They stand about 5'10" tall and weigh about 150 pounds. One wore a black and red hoodie while the other wore a black sweatshirt and pants. 
(2) The 1300 block of W Henderson at 6:10AM yesterday. These offenders were described as three black men between 25- and 30-years-old. All were about 6-feet tall and all wore baseball caps.
(3) The 800 block of W Wrightwood at 6:35AM yesterday. The offenders were described as two black men between 20- and 25-years-old. One was about 6'2" tall and weighed about 165 pounds. he wore a gray hoodie. The other offender was about 5'7" tall and weighed about 145 pounds. He wore a black hoodie and black jeans.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Area North detectives at 312.744.8263. Refer to pattern P15-N-235.
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20 comments:

  1. This alert would likely not have come out without CWB publishing that the crimes happened. You guys are getting a lot of mainstream media attention and your hard work will pay off. I wonder if the alderman will send an email out about this alert... Likely not. Crime is down!

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    1. It's so, SO down! Thanks for your kind words and ongoing support. It's all about our neighborhood--always has been, always will be.

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    2. I am sure Tunney will mention in his e-mail newsletter that he is working "closely" with area north detectives to solve these crimes - ops - incidents. Remember he has said that crime is down. It must be so.

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    3. CWB, this blog is good at letting the residents know what has been occurring. Did you know that the 16th district CAPS office sends out email blasts to interested residents about crimes being committed and advice along with important phone numbers to call with concerns. Maybe 19th district CAPS can do something similar?

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  2. Chicago Breaking News reported the first robbery as occurring at 2:20pm rather than am. Did this really occur in the middle of the day or overnight?

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    1. It happened at 2:20AM. The police alert is incorrect and other media outlets will be citing that time.

      It was AM.

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    2. Check out this article in the Tribune:

      Oak Street Beach robbery victim fights back: 'First day in Chicago and get stabbed'

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  3. There were a lot of police present at 856 W Barry Ave this morning. I heard they arrived around 3am. They didn't leave until the afternoon. There was a forensics truck there as well. Was this crime related? Thanks

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    1. It is a death investigation. 29-year-old man dead. Initial information to us was that the investigation was leaning toward suicide, but the detectives continue to work.

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  4. Don't forget the robbery/stabbing on Oak Street beach Saturday night 1130pm. The victim's "first day in Chicago". What a welcome.

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  5. Also - congrats on working with INSIDE BOOSTER! I see you guys having more and more articles and helping compile the crime section!

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    1. We're longtime fans of the Inside Booster papers. They've been doing "micro news" for 100+ years. Good people and a good product.

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    2. Is it me seeing many recent mug shots here blending together, or are those thug mugs familiar?
      Brave guy, chasing down one try to escaping, putting him in a headlock and dragging him to the cops.

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    3. The lad was British Royal Air Force, I believe.

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    4. People tend to be more vigilant when traveling to other places. At home we become apathetic. The UK has the highest crime rate in the western world (it's illegal to use ANY kind of force in self defence) but they seem gung ho about stopping crime whenver visiting the U.S.

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  6. The police should save some time and energy and just leave our neighborhood on permanent alert.

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  7. We change the clocks next Sunday, and the 6am hour will be daylighted.
    Then I suppose the robbery pattern will shift the the 5pm hour when people are commuting home.

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  8. CPD introduces 'Train the Trainer' community policing initiative

    "Police superintendent Garry McCarthy unveiled the new program called Train the Trainer. The initiative is spearheaded by Yale University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and UCLA. McCarthy says reducing crime includes friendlier policing and building trust in the eyes of communities they serve.

    "We went about training the entire department in how to treat people fairly, be neutral and give people a voice," McCarthy said. Six police departments from across the country are in Chicago for several days to learn the new program to take back to their communities.

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/cpd-introduces-train-the-trainer-initiative/1052688/

    Don't you feel so much better now? Aaah, sensitivity training .. it's just nirvana. Thanks, Gar, especially if you/ we the taxpayers PAID for this wonderful course, when in spite of the fantastic recent CPD successes which we SO much appreciate in catching the vermin coming here to create now ARMED attacks, chaos and suffering>>>>> we STILL need you to get your house in order and ALSO pay for MORE OFFICERS in the district~!

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  9. "We went about training the entire department in how to treat people fairly, be neutral and give people a voice,"

    The facts contradict the assumptions this is a based on. In fact, before they were given a voice, they committed much less crime. They more of a voice they've been given, the more crime they've committed. The reason this is so is that people don't commit crime out of desperation, as we are told to believe, but out of perceived power.

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