Sunday, March 27, 2016

With Four More Robberies This Weekend, Wrigleyville/Boystown Gets Ugly

UPDATE 8:42PM: CPD has released video of the senior citizen being attacked. See it here.
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There seems to be no end in sight for our neighborhood's skyrocketing robbery rate.

At least four robberies were reported in Wrigleyville and Boystown this weekend, including a violent attack on a woman who lives in a local senior housing high-rise as she left her home on Easter morning.

Three of the robberies were reported on Sunday:

Photos of man wanted for mugging senior citizen on Easter Sunday.
• A man called police from the Circle K convenience store at Addison and Halsted after three attackers jumped him and took his credit cards around 3:15AM. He described the main offender as a black man in his early 20’s with shaggy hair who stands about 5’6” tall. That man was last seen running southbound on Halsted with two black females, according to police.

• Shortly after 5AM, a man was jumped and robbed by five men under  the Belmont Red Line station L tracks. No offender descriptions are available.

• As CWBChicago reported Sunday afternoon, a senior citizen was attacked and robbed in the lobby of her apartment building in the 3600 block of N. Pine Grove shortly before 9AM on Easter Sunday. Police have issued video of the attack and photos of the suspect, which are shown here.

Anyone with information on the attack or the attacker is asked to call Area North detectives at 312.744.8263. Refer to case number HZ202830.

Our full report on the attack is available here.

• Also Sunday, a woman called 911 shortly before 1AM to report that a man snatched her wallet near Clark and Sheffield when she stopped to give him the time. The offender, described only as a black man in a do-rag, was last seen running northbound.

The fourth known robbery from this weekend was reported in the 1100 block of W. Addison early Saturday. Two men are in custody. Our report on the arrestees will be posted shortly. Our original report on the robbery is available here.

Images: Chicago Police Department


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