Monday, December 28, 2015

Epic Hot Dog Stand Targeted As Burglary Wave Rolls On

Dammit.

They got Chub's.

Last night, one of the many burglary operations that is thriving in our neighborhood broke into Flub A Dub Chub's Hot Dog Emporium, 3021 N. Broadway.

This, now, is personal.

Oh, if you've never ventured down the steps to enter Chub's intimate and spotless basement location, you can't relate to our passion.

But Sam and his family serve up the best beef outside of Portillo's. He even makes his own giardiniera.

Any way, some jackass broke in through Sam's front window overnight and headed for the cash register and beyond. An officer was already on-scene when Sam discovered the break-in upon arriving for work this morning. An evidence technician is on the way to see if they can gather any prints.

Get back in there, Sam.  And if that SOB broke your Vienna Beef sign, just say the word. The replacement's on us.

Not Alone

Sam's not the only businessman in the 19th district whose holidays are a little less festive, thanks to thieves.

On Christmas Day, a passer-by found the shuttered and short-lived Chop Chop Chinaman, 3343 N. Halsted had been broken into.

And on Christmas Eve, someone broke into the safe at Stanley Brown Jewelist, 4751 N. Lincoln. That burglar felt so comfortable, he even took the time to bust a hole in the drywall so he could crawl into the Timeless Toys shop next door.

The safe was also busted open at The Professionals Moving Specialists, 3918 N. Western, on Christmas Eve. $1,000 was lost.

In a piece of good news, officers managed to arrest a man who broke into Dog Days Inn, a doggie day care center, 1719 W. Wrightwood that night. Charges are pending.

Homes Targeted

And burglaries of local homes continue to be recorded at break neck speed.

While detectives issued a Christmas Eve alert that lists four recent burglaries in the 800- and 900 blocks of Roscoe and Newport, many other neighbors have been victimized since our last update. (In fact, there was a fifth burglary in the 800 block of Newport that did not warrant a mention in the police alert.)

And just last night, a CWB Chicago reader's Blue Jamis Ventura sport road bike was stolen from inside a locked condo building in the 1100 block of W. Roscoe.  In a sad twist, a woman who lives near Southport and Wrightwood reported overnight that a man tried to break into her home, but he fled when he was spotted. He fled....on a powder blue bike. (If you happen to see it for sale somewhere, let us know. We'll get in touch with the owner.)

Here's a run-down of confirmed burglaries reported since our December 15 report:

DateBlockEntry MethodLocation
12/9/20153500 N WILTON AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/9/20153100 N KENMORE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
12/10/2015800 W ROSCOE STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/11/20153400 N HALSTED STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/11/20153400 N SHEFFIELD AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYOTHER
12/11/2015900 W ROSCOE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/11/20153900 N SOUTHPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/13/20153800 N KENMORE AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
12/16/20153200 N HALSTED STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/16/2015800 W NEWPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/17/2015900 W NEWPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/17/20153100 N SHERIDAN RDFORCIBLE ENTRYOTHER
12/18/20151200 W WAVELAND AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/18/20153100 N ASHLAND AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYOTHER
12/18/2015700 W BARRY AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
12/22/2015800 W NEWPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
"Forcible Entry" means force was used to make entry. "Unlawful entry" means no force was used (door left unlocked, as an example)




Image: Flub A Dub Chub's via Chi BBQ King
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17 comments:

  1. "Crime is down!" ~ T. Tunney

    "I'm on a beach in Cuba. Not my problem!" ~ R. Emanuel

    "Huh?" ~ New interim police chief

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  2. So where are those cops we were promised by the end of the year? Maybe the police are trying their best... but it seems like people are getting robbed in the same areas of Roscoe, Sheffield and Waveland every night. My only question is what does the city get out of pretending crime isn't happening and fudging statistics other than a whole bunch of pissed off citizens?

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    1. It gets a bunch of misinformed citizens, which is exactly what some people on its payroll want.

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    2. It gets a bunch of misinformed citizens, which is exactly what some people on its payroll want.

      Just a friendly reminder to all fellow readers here:
      That payroll is "OUR" payroll.

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  3. Looks like Flub A Dub Chub has a new entry on their Wall of Shame.

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  4. I live right next to the alley at the apt buildings on the 1200 block of Henderson. Last night, I heard 2 hoodlums rummaging through the garbage bins outside my window throwing bottles and trash around and whispering to one another. I phoned the authorities twice as it sounded like they were right outside my window attempting entry at one point. Nobody ever showed up. Can almsot guarantee these guys stole that bike. Whelp, I tried... 2016 - so long Lakeview.

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  5. Please folks, go show your support to this one business. The owners go out of their way to make sure your meal is great. And the fries are to die for.

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    1. I think I know where I'm having dinner tonight!

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  6. Another one of Tunneys lies, that we would get more police officers. We are only getting SHAT UPON in this neighborhood. But I bet he'll be there at the head of that pride parade grinning like a cheshire cat and waving at everyone, since after all, crime is down and he's solely responsible for it.

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    1. Yep. No additional cops. Crime is sky high...and so are our taxes.

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    2. Tunney just won re-election by a landslide last year. He has zero reason to seriously give a shit.

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    3. I hope no one actually believed Tunney for more cops.

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  7. I just looked up Jamis Bikes website. Looks like the thieves got away with a sweet bike.

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  8. Alderman Pawar - are you listening? You're ward is quickly being invaded. You're being added to the list of north side alderman doing....... nothing? Don't let the hoodlums take over your neighborhoods.

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    1. AW - The north side already has the Three Stooges on the city council.
      Strongly suggest you make an appearance here...with some ideas, some...something.
      We'd really prefer not to change to the 'Feckless Four'. Or worse.

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  9. Sad to say, but until the mindset changes from "is it worth shooting someone for X" to "is it worth dying for X" - nothing will change. The police are, more than ever; less apt to respond quickly/in force to "simple" property crimes. God forbid an escaping suspect hit someone during a pursuit... the officers involved will be financially ruined defending their pursuit, their families cheerfully doxed by the media, then subject to threats from supporters of not only the family of the innocent victim but also that of the fleeing "honor student" suspects. Net result - we are on our own.

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  10. And while Rome is burning. Tunney's the Magnificent's F.B. is all about a Pastry shop and Pink parking passes. Ignorance is Bliss.

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