Monday, April 04, 2016

Wrigleyville Robbery Ends With Arrest Saturday; Other Weekend Hold-Ups Investigated

Middlebrooks (Chicago Police Dept)
A 19-year-old man from the Austin neighborhood is accused of robbing another man near the Sheridan Red Line Station early Saturday morning.

The victim told police that a man wearing a white ski mask and a black hoodie claimed to have a handgun during the hold-up around 12:30AM.

Officers searched the area and found a soon found a man who matched the suspect description at Irving Park Road and Fremont Street. The man was arrested after the victim positively identified him to officers.

Jalon E. Middlebrooks of the 1400 block of N. Latrobe is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Daylight Robbery

A woman reported being robbed at gunpoint in the nearby Buena Park neighborhood at 11:40AM Saturday.

The victim was walking in the 4200 block of N. Clarendon Road when a man displayed a handgun and fled with her black leather backpack and an iPhone.

The offender jumped into the back seat of a black 4-door sedan with a driver. It was last seen heading westbound on Hutchinson from Clarendon, the victim said.

Possible Carjacking

Chicago police were investigating a Sunday evening incident near Lake Shore Drive and Addison as a possible carjacking attempt.

A cabbie reported that three men battered him and attempted to take his Flash Cab around 3:50PM, but a language barrier was making it difficult for officers to confirm exactly what happened, police said.

Video from the taxi cab is being reviewed.


A security officer told police that a shoplifter implied that he had a handgun as he stole merchandise from the Marshall’s store, 3131 N. Clark, at 5:40PM last Thursday.

The offender is described as a 25- to 35-year-old black man who stands about 5’8” tall. He wore a black hat with white lettering, a white polo shirt, and he had a black and red duffel bag that he wore as a backpack, police said.

Despite the thief’s alleged threat to be carrying a firearm, police classified the case as a simple shoplifting instead of robbery.

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  1. Keep that mask on Middlebrooks, that pubic hair looking beard needs to remain covered.

    1. LOL. He should be put away for 20 years for his "hairstyle" alone.

    2. Looks like a tarantula up and died on his head.

  2. I see our criminal tourists/guests had another great weekend along the lakefront. Maybe Tunney, Smith, and the rest of the alderholes on the north side should replace the "Chicago View" and "Make It Lincoln Park" with "No Cops! Run Wild & Enjoy.!" so these upstanding folks know how much their visits are appreciated by the taxpayers who get absolutely nothing in return for their tax dollars.

  3. For the first time, I'm dreading summer.

    In other news, I spotted an empty wallet on the corner of Seminary and Cornelia this morning. It's a lighter brown leather American Eagle brand wallet. I'm sure this means nothing at this point, as it's empty.

    Oh, who knew I'd miss the days when I just saw some empty liquor bottles on the ground as evidence of a rough weekend. Now ... empty wallets litter the 'hood.

    1. That might have been mine! Are you sure it's American eagle? Or Aldo? I got robbed on Saturday and they took a brown leather wallet from me... It's a long shot

  4. I wonder if Marshall's is considering closing because the neighborhood is so dangerous and shoplifting is high. I know Sports Authority has had crime in their store and as they are in bad shape financially, it would not be surprising to see them close. That would be two large vacant spaces in Lakeview.

    1. It's too difficult to haul full racks of clothing out of Marshalls like they did at Sports Authority with those escalators and all.

  5. Wow! Don't mention the gun so it is just a simple shoplifting report. Now, why is crime down ? ? ? ? ?

  6. The agent at the store never said the offender had a gun. They said it was a robbery and didn't know there was a difference in classification for shoplifting. And you say Tunney lies. Has assed pseudo blogging.