Friday, March 04, 2016

FRIDAY: Lakeview Man Robbed At Gunpoint; Suspect Questioned

UPDATE: The detained man has been released without charging.
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Police may be closer to solving a string of Lakeview armed robberies after a man reported being robbed at gunpoint this morning and a suspect was taken into custody for questioning.

The vehicle crashed here, under the Brown Line tracks at Racine.
The victim told police that two men produced a handgun and robbed him near the intersection of School and Clifton shortly before 3AM Friday.

The offenders’ technique and descriptions were similar to those detailed in a February 23 police alert.

A sergeant who was aware that a light-colored SUV was suspected in some of the robberies came across a similar vehicle about 90 minutes later near the intersection of Racine and Cornelia, police said.

The driver saw the officer and sped off, quickly crashing the stolen car into a fence under the Brown Line tracks near Racine and Newport. Two occupants bailed out and fled. One was taken into custody for questioning near Seminary and Newport while the other remains at large.

Evidence in the vehicle is being reviewed for connections with reported robberies, an officer said. The detained man remains in police custody this afternoon.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.
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29 comments:

  1. Great job, CPD. Thanks.

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  2. Good job Sarge! The brazen ego of these asshokes to stick around the neighbirhood 90 minutes after they committed one robbery is amazing. It just goes to show you how much criminals find our neighborhood to be a free for all. For the love of god, add more cops to our district now.

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  3. I hope this helps break the cycle, but I doubt it. Any idea what happened at the 7-11 on Addison around 11:20 AM today?

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  4. Nice work, Sarge !

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  5. Great Job CPD! My morning walk takes my down Newport to Racine around 6am. Saw a police cruiser with 2 officers inside parked on Newport. Thought that was strange but reassuring after reading about resource drain in the 19th. Now I know why they were there. You have to wonder about the thugs, are they really that stupid to hang around after committing one armed robbery or are they desperate for drug money?

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  6. I recall more than several people posting here claiming they conceal carry handguns on a regular basis. Why don't these robbers ever run into the CCW holders?

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    1. Not a robbery, but related:

      http://www.cwbchicago.com/2016/02/man-shot-in-lakeview-last-week-dies-was.html

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    2. Fortunately we aren't stumbling around at 3am when the thugs are out preying on honest people. I don't have a carry permit because I'm some kind of vigilante, I have it because I'm being defensive and wish to protect those that I hold dear. If one of these thugs try to rob my home and family, they will make the cwb blog after the stats on heyjackass are updated.

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    3. Exactly! The reason the thugs don't run into CCW permit holders is that we don't walk around at 3AM.

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  7. I was wondering who had caused the damage to the fence behind our condo complex.....perhaps a texting driver? Someone who had too many cocktails? Nope, wrong answers....it was courtesy scum sucking asshole criminals that slither into our neighborhood to rob honest, hard working citizens.

    Don't fear however....I'm sure l'il Tom Tunney is all over it.

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  8. Huge thanks to the officers, from our family and all of the families of Lakeview. Despite the crap you're taking in the media. you are the only ones holding this city together and we recognize it. Thanks again....

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    1. Ditto. This family also sees the insanity you put up with and the risks you take for us. Thank you!!!

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    2. Ditto here for the " thanks" and " recognition"... wish there was a way for all of Lakeview to show some appreciation/ backing. On a trip to an old southside neighborhood I saw many trees and lamposts with blue ribbons attached... a little " corny" but at least something.

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    3. Totally agree! Thank you Chicago PD for risking your lives to keep us safe and keep this neighborhood together. I am so sorry for the flak you get out there and in the media but there are so many of us who appreciate what you do!

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  9. I had an apartment(one bedroom @ $87/mo.)on Clifton by School for many years in the late 60's and 70's and walked home from the Belmont El every night from school/work. After 9 pm there was little or no foot traffic on Belmont going west. Very few cars and all the shops were closed. There were no restaurants beyond beyond Sheffield. There was no litter on the streets and no one "hanging out". There were no reports of crime. I NEVER felt unsafe even after midnight. So very sad that it has come to this.

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    1. The loitering and coddling of those that are allowed to is the #1 problem in Chicago. It's the first thing you'll notice when you settle in after accepting the job transfer. I've been to New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, D.C., Phoenix, and many places in between.

      Move them along.

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  10. Let us know what time they let him go so we can give him a ride home from the station.

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  11. Great job CPD!!! Glad to see that we are getting some of these criminals off the street.

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  12. What kind words. Thank you.

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  13. This happens far too often here- Its completely upsetting, and I dont like to complain - however, I witnessed a fight while walking my dog, (with my 10yr old daughter) Saturday, at 6:00pm, and called 311 (as I was not threatened) and was transferred to 911 - told them what was happening, they said they'd send cops - then I went back outside, and saw 4 guys doing coke and accosting people who passed by. All before 7pm. WTF?!?! called 911 again. What else can I possibly do?

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    1. What else can you do? Move, especially if you have a 10 year old daughter. I don't even trust what these animals do to our dogs. Remember what happened in Edgewater last winter when they were deliberately shooting at and running over dogs? We live in a criminal-controlled society. But then we also keep voting in criminals to "lead" us, so what do any of us expect? The suburbs are wonderful: think about where Chicago's botanical garden and zoo are... there's Ravinia, nice safe village squares with all the fancy shops and chain coffee stuff urban hipsters like... Low taxes and crime, nicer people, cleaner streets, no homeless or thugs. Even small towns in central Illinois are hopping with activity, safe, fun and wonderful places to raise children. We're insane living in the city. It's old and decrepit and dying and the streets are soaked in blood. I can't wait until June when I finally high tail it out of Chiraq.

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    2. Or do one better - move to Asia. We sold last year and moved to Singapore. Incredibly safe, great tropical weather year-round, and extremely cosmopolitan. The entire world economy is 'pivoting' to Asia - it's the place to be.

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    3. I'm in Austin...lots of CC and little crime...go figure. Best move I ever made. Still fascinated by the old hood through this blog. Guess I'm waiting for some old school picketing in the streets. But no...passive as ever.

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    4. Moving to Asia is pretty extreme. There are still plenty of regions in the US that reflect more about living happy and safe and crime-free as an American than Boystown does.

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  14. Never forget Kevin O'Malley. May 30,2015. RIP Kevin.

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    1. I'll never forget. I moved shortly before it got to this point.

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  15. Huh? Detained person was released without charge? WTF!!!!!! Why?

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  16. If the detained man was in a stolen vehicle way wasn't he charged?

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  17. This Shit is going to hit the fan this spring

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