Sunday, October 11, 2015

THEY'LL MEET AGAIN: Veteran County Prosecutor Among Latest Mugging Victims Here

A career Cook County prosecutor this weekend become one of our neighborhood’s newest robbery victims.

The Assistant State's Attorney called police from a 7-Eleven store near Clark and Southport at 3:40AM Saturday to report being beaten up and robbed of his belongings nearby. He was not immediately able to identify the exact scene of the crime, police said.

According to the victim, two black men attacked him somewhere east of Clark Street and took his Samsung phone, a Blackhawks debit card, and identification.

He described the offenders as being 16- to 20-years-old, standing 5-feet, 6-inches and 6-feet tall, and weighing 140 to 150 pounds.


Yet another person reported being robbed in Wrigleyville around 2:45 Sunday morning.

The victim walked into the nearby 19th district police station and told officers that he had been assaulted and robbed near the Wrigleyville Taco Bell by two black men in their mid-20’s.

Both offenders fled westbound on Addison in a silver Durango, the victim said.

He described one of the offenders as standing 5-feet, 10-inches tall and having dreadlocks. The other assailant reportedly wore a black jacket, a red tee shirt, and wore glasses.
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  1. Having grown up in Lakeview, three blocks from Wrigley, I like to keep track of the happenings in my old neighborhood. Having been kicked out of my boyhood home due to the land grab by the yuppies, I can tell you, you are pricing yourselves out of quality police protection! I currently live on the Chicago northwest side, mere miles from the Austin neighborhood & New, New Mexico (Elmwood Park.) Not much crime here due to the fact it is a haven for cops & firefighters living on the Chicago border. Artificially inflated property values do not make for a safer neighborhood.

  2. "A career Cook County prosecutor..."

    When you consider how deferential the typical Cook County prosecutor is toward the people committing these crimes, I would consider this a form of cosmic social justice.

    1. I thought the same thing.

  3. Not to sound ... rude, but it is reaching the point that I may just stay away. I generally only visit during the day now with my partner and leave before midnight. Dangerous.

    1. You sound sane not rude. Don't blame you one bit, though midnight is still somewhat living on the edge.

  4. It's also dangerous also during the hours that the sun is out. We have seen that the past few weeks with the day time muggings and robberies. I guess the only solution is to stay away totally. No wonder there are more and more vacant stores in the area.

  5. both victims hbd, intoxicated