Thursday, February 25, 2016

As Burglary Spree Rolls On, Wrigleyville Man Finds Prowler Hiding In His Bedroom

UPDATE: Chicago police this morning released surveillance images of the suspect entering The Great American Bagel store on February 23.  Images added at bottom. Our original report follows.
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Kyle had a surprise waiting for him when he walked into his Wrigleyville apartment after work yesterday afternoon. There was a man hiding in his bedroom.

The stranger—almost certainly one of the persons responsible for the area's skyrocketing burglary rate—fled out the back door and down an alley in the 3700 block of N. Kenmore.

He is described as a slender black male between 16- and 22-years-old, standing about 5'9" tall, with long hair, a black hat, black sweatshirt, backpack, and tan pants.

On Tuesday, a Lakeview woman saw two people allegedly trying to break into cars in the 3500 blocks of N. Greenview and N. Janssen. She called police, but the duo managed to jump on an Addison bus before cops arrived. She was able to snap these two pictures first, though.

Other burglaries this week include an apartment in the 800 block of W. Newport and a condo in the 900 block of W. Belle Plaine.

ATM Again

Yet another Wrigleyville ATM was targeted by a burglar who seems to know what he's doing.

A passer-by flagged down police after noticing a burglar alarm sounding inside the now-vacant Pauly's Pizzeria, 3509 N. Clark. Cops investigated and found that the ATM, which faces out from the storefront, had been emptied.

At least two other Wrigleyville ATMs have been targeted in the past two months.

The sidewalk-facing ATM at the now-closed Goose Island Brewery was relieved of $2,280 in January and a hair salon's ATM was whacked for $7,000 in December.

Business Alert

In a new burglary alert issued last night, detectives warn of a man who has broken into businesses during overnight hours to steal property.

The pattern is similar to a months-long problem across the North Side in which a man has stolen cash register drawers and cash boxes, most frequently from restaurants and hair salons, according to a source.

The alert lists a business in the 4000 block of N. Lincoln that was burglarized around 3:30AM on January 26 and another in the 1200 block of W. Belmont that was hit around 1:40AM on February 23.

A source told CWB Chicago that the Lincoln Avenue business is a Subway restaurant that lost a cash register after a burglar broke through the front glass and the Belmont location is The Great American Bagel, where a man broke in and took two cash drawers.

The alert describes the Lincoln Avenue offender as a black man between 25- and 30-years-old, about 5'9" tall, and 250 pounds. The Belmont offender is described as a black man between 35- and 45-years-old, 6'2" tall, and 220 pounds.
 A suspect enters The Great American Bagel shop on February 23. (Chicago Police Department)
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21 comments:

  1. Bottom feeding rats

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  2. The thugs know this area is unpoliced. It's open game. A real free-for-all. This is going to be one long hot-ass crime filled summer. Thanks so much, Rahm. Thanks so much, Tunneys.

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    1. Yep....Rahm robs our neighborhood of the police protection we paid for via sky-rocketing property taxes...while enacting multiple city ordinances making it harder to arm and protect one's self and/or one's family...while simultaneously joining the chorus lamenting the "over-incarceration problem" in this country...

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  3. Check the local fast food outfits. Those red pants don't go more than a couple of hours without getting refilled.

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  4. and thanks the the ACLU the guy wearing camo pants, a camo backpack, boots and a black hoodie can roam around unchecked all night long in the neighborhood because the police can't even approach him.

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  5. WOW ! Hard to believe in this peace loving, crime is down neighborhood. Tom ? Tom ? are you looking into this ?????

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  6. I was in the liquor store at Wilton and Addison around 4:30 yesterday when two guys, one dressed EXACTLY like this walked in. I was standing behind him for a good 2 minutes, he even had the same bag. They started some shit with the cashier and he made them leave. They left in a green car (maybe an older 90's model cavalier). From the picture of the guy and the clothing, it looks like the exact same guy.

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    1. Those thugs are lucky the owners' son wasn't in the store - he's CPD!

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  7. Someone who looked similar and also had a Flashlight was walking on the 3600 block of N Janssen tonight, around 7pm. We called the police. Not sure what happened.

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    1. We saw the police show up 45 minutes after we called. We saw two cars show up. Wow what a long time it took to respond. They seemed to sit at the corner for about 5-10 minutes.

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  8. The little New York deli place at Oakdale and Clark got broken into earlier in the week.. I stopped in to chat with the owner and he said they picked a lock on the back door and took the register. Apparently got spooked by residents in the back hall behind the shop and relieved the front door of its locks

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  9. Does anyone else find it odd that a hair salon ATM had $7000 in it....hummmmmm

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    1. I don't find it odd or excessive at all. If each person takes out $50, that's only a maximum of 140 transactions. They don't want to have to be refilling them up constantly, so the amound seems more than reasonable. Also, this:
      http://www.ask.com/business-finance/much-money-atm-76307b44a94a149b

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  10. WTF can you steal from a bagel store?

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  11. Sorry, AnonymousFeb 25, 2016, 9:54:00 PM. I doubt it. These guys don't look smart enough to pick a lock. Certainly don't have patience for it.

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  12. Maybe this guy with a mustache and few extra pounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLFNMfo1KpA

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  13. why are so many citizens in the district filming so many Police stops and interactions? Is anyone else filmed at work by random people hoping they screw up?

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    1. Excellent comment!

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    2. I agree. I'm going to start being ignorant and just filming everyday people at their job. If I have a bad interaction I'm going to call corporate and keep going back to film by sticking my cellphone in their face. This country is just beyond ridiculous these days.

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    3. Not by "random" people, no, but I've worked MANY jobs in my lifetime that had video surveillance. To some extent the security systems are for, well, security...but they definitely serve a dual purpose of catching employees messing up. I really have no problem with it. I've seen many people get fired over something caught on camera - whether it's dishonest behavior or just slacking off, I wasn't sad to see them go.

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  14. So there is nothing personally invasive and downright ignorant with someone approaching you at your job and sticking their cellphone in your face yelling "YouTube," many times which are accompanied by profain and threatening yelling? Oh, ok, sounds like the same thing. How would you like every conversation recorded as well as every time you go to the bathroom you have to remember to turn your camera and microphone off/silent or risk having that privacy compromised. How about you're in the bathroom and an emergency happens and you go flying out to help and, naturally/reasonably, forgetting to turn your camera back on? Then, you get to face a misdemeanor criminal charge of official misconduct, court appearance and a suspension with no pay? I wish I was that perfect where I could walk around judging everyone for every little thing and claiming conspiracy at the drop of a hat.

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