Saturday, November 28, 2015

Victims Are Shot At, Pistol-Whipped, And Forced To Lie In The Street During Post-Thanksgiving Robbery Spree

While you slept off a turkey orgy, three people were targeted by an early-rising armed robbery crew in southeast Lakeview Friday morning.

One victim was shot at. Another was pistol-whipped upside the head. And one was forced to lie on the ground while an offender ransacked his car.

No one is in custody for the assaults, which played out over the course of just 45 minutes.

In the first incident, a man reported that an offender approached him as he tried to get into his car near Wellington Avenue and Waterloo Court at 5:15AM. The robber claimed to have a handgun and ordered the victim to lie in the street before entering the victim’s car in search of valuables.

The offender was described as a black man in his mid-20’s who wore a dark jacket over a red hoodie. He was last seen driving northbound on Waterloo Court in a red 4-door Chevrolet Cobalt.

About 10 minutes later, two offenders approached a man in an alley behind the 400 block of W. Surf Street, produced a handgun, and announced a robbery. An offender fired one shot from a semi-automatic handgun during the incident, police said.

A CPD evidence technician recovered a shell casing from the scene.

This victim described the offenders as two black men in black hoodies who stood about 6-feet tall. He last saw them running northbound.

Finally, around 6AM, two offenders armed with at least one gun approached a man outside of the 2930 N. Sheridan Road condo building in a robbery attempt. One of the offenders struck the victim in the head with a handgun, which was described as a black semi-automatic.

The third victim described the offenders as two black men dressed in all black. They stood about 5’9” tall and had thin builds.

Image: Locations of Friday morning's incidents plotted on a Google map.
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25 comments:

  1. Dangerous stuff. Happy to be reading this from my condo in Tokyo vs reading it from my Chicago condo which I recently sold. Good Luck everyone!

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    1. Agreed. I'm reading from another state.

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  2. When cop's hands are tied, the criminals run free!

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  3. Currently working out of state....seriously considering not returning to Lakeview, after living there for nearly 18 years, total shit show of late, not getting better.

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  4. All walking distance from Days Inn.
    God help any of its naiive guests who walk up to Stella's for a very early breakfast, as I used to.

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  5. Noticed an increase in a.m. attacks. Bold.

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  6. Make it 4 robberies. He didn't file a report because cops didn't come after 90 minutes:

    https://m.reddit.com/r/chicagobeer/comments/3uhvw7/came_to_chicago_for_black_friday_binnys_got/

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    1. The unit assigned to the call reported being on-scene 15 minutes after getting the call. They waited for six minutes, but said no one approached them, so they left.

      It sounds like the Reddit author may be the same guy as the one who was forced to lie in the street at Waterloo.

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    2. 15 minutes??? What the hell else is more important than responding to a robbery? That is insane.

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    3. Yep that was me. I waited in my car exactly where the pistol was on the map and nobody showed up. They must have went to where I made the call from and now where the incident occurred.

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  7. Please send this link - and the Reddit one above - to ALL local media outlets. We need to beg them to cover our crime wave and to put pressure on our alderman to actually address - for real - this awful pattern.

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  8. I can't wait to get out of Chicago.

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  9. You can thank Tony Preckwinkle Cook county board president with her revolving door jail policy. Gun crime is a class X 5 years in jail crime but with Tony in charge you be out in less than 8 months.

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  10. The very first place I lived when I moved to the city in 1987 was the 2930 N. Sheridan building. I moved there because it was in one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. I was a single woman, frequented the local bars with friends and walked home alone or with my roommate on many occasions because I felt safe, and it was safe. I lived in East Lakeview until 2002, when I moved to the quieter North Center area. And now crime is increasing there, too.

    Probably time to move the hell out of Chicago.

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  11. I just returned from NYC, where I am completely unafraid to walk any street within Manhattan. I'm now afraid to walk the streets of East Lakeview even during the day, even if it's walking by landmarks such as the police department on Addison.

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    1. I spent a month in Bushwick, Brooklyn recently (quickly gentrifying and on the 'L' train) and really enjoyed it. As for Manhattan -- it was amazing as always and it never felt unsafe -- even when walking with 2 girls late at night with plenty of drink - LOL.

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    2. I was the same. Lived there until 5 years ago. Routinely walked across Central Park to/from dinner, well after dark. Hey Rahm, and you guys too Three Stooges - paying ANY attention here?

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    3. East Harlem is still pretty dangerous, and would not do any Park after dark. Shootings in NYC are now headed the wrong way. But this crap does not go in the areas that are much like Lakeview East, like East & West Village, Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen. It is not 100% crime free, but nothing like this.

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  12. I'm so sorry, but Chicago is a disgrace -- all this city boosterism, and zero focus on the problems.
    Head-in-sand budgets. Head-in-sand crime stats. Head-in-sand public security policies. 19th century union contracts and bullshit. One party politics. 50 alderclowns with staffs just to rubber-stamp the machine proposals.
    The (now-ex) mayors nephew kills a kid on the street, and it takes 9 years and 9 months of coverups and police misconduct to get a tiny shard of justice. A cop shoots a kid 16 times for having a folded up knife and walking around high. That one only takes 13 months to get moving.
    Anybody checking to see that the market is speaking ??? Population down. Business formation rate in the shitter. One of the deepest housing slumps in the U.S. And one of the slowest recoveries.
    If this was your business, you'd fire the guys running it inside of 5 seconds. Instead, people around here can't line up fast enough to vote 'em back in. Great job.
    Soon enough this city will be looking UP at Joliet.

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    1. I used to laugh when people said Chicago was going the way of Detroit. I argued Chicago had some staying power. I no longer think that way. At least with previous corrupt city administrations, they wanted to make Chicago stand out in a positive way. Daley was Mr. Chicago. Rahm and his tribe today just want to destroy for their own profit. Voters are ignorant and way too far left to understand the realities of what they support.

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    2. Excellent comments! And very, very true!

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    3. It gives me no joy at all to say 'Thank You'. 30 years (more really) of clout, gross misconduct, and filthy politics -
      with a huge percentage of the population in complete denial about how shitty it really is here.
      Very very sad.
      And lazy as hell.

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  13. CWB- any news about the cause of death of the (dead) man found near the Belmont Harbor bike path yesterday?

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    1. Not sure. It's an open death investigation.

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  14. Either they got the message or somebody got killed but I've seen cruisers patrolling SE Lakeview streets the past couple of days. Hoping they finally got the message.

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