Saturday, May 21, 2016

#62: Senior Citizen Mugged In Broad Daylight Saturday


Wrigleyville and Boystown recorded their 62nd robbery of the year this afternoon as a senior citizen got mugged in broad daylight at Addison and Lake Shore Drive around 12:20PM.

No one is in custody.

The victim told police that the robber wrestled away control of her purse near a CTA bus stop and then ran into a nearby tunnel that leads to the lakefront.

Police said the offender is a black man who stands about 5’6” tall. He wore a black hoodie with black pants.
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16 comments:

  1. Heartless. Absolutely no care or respect for others. Not even grandparent-types. This starts in the soul of someone very young. Often (but not always) from someone who was not cared for or respected. Sad.

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    1. It's a lot more sad for the victims of these thugs. No matter what our upbringings, we all know basic right from wrong, and mugging an elderly person (or anyone else) is just plain wrong. Still pretty shocked that the residents are doing pretty much nothing to take back their neighborhood.

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    2. Sad!? This story makes me angry. Why make excuses for the scumbag, are you a Cook county judge?

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    3. "we all know basic right from wrong..."

      Well that depends on how you define "we".

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  2. Can't wait to pack the moving truck.

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  3. Meanwhile Tunneys obliviously walks around the neighborhood and ignores two taxpaying constituents when they speak to him only out of politeness. What a tool.

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    1. Actually, that part of Lakeview is under Cappleman's ward: http://james46.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/New-Ward-Map.pdf

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  4. My guess she is on Social Security. This is the May 21st and she has to go to the end of the month - the 31st. Any guess what she had in her purse besides her Senior Citizens fare card??? Maybe $30.00 - $40.00. That is 10 days to make that money last. How much do we spend each day, just at Starbucks on coffee ? Anyone outraged at this incident ? Tom ? Tom ?

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    1. Oh, Tom's part time job lets him to be free on the weekends plus most days of the week unless there is a City Council meeting 3 or 4 times a month. You think he gives a rats ass about this ? As long as there is no music coming from boats in Diversey Harbor everything is fine.

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    2. Tiny Tom has been a mugging victim before. But also know that he is not only corrupt, but a certifiable narcissist. Unless it happens to him personally, it will not register with him.

      This shit has spread to Smith's district. She is even more useless. She is not getting the level of written abuse in this blog that she has earned.

      Lakeview East and Lake Shore Drive are equivalent to the better areas of Queens, NY like Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, and Rego Park along Queens Blvd. This shit simply does not happen, except maybe walking alone in the middle of the night, like in Forest Park. But you simply do not get mugged at gunpoint in broad daylight especially along a busy thoroughfare.

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    3. Yeah you have to move to Lakeview East, East to be safe. Or Lincoln Park South - what's with all these specific names? It's like we're naming each block of the neighborhood

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  5. Sorry to disappoint but Tunney is not to blame here. This happened in the 46th ward. James Cappleman is the alderman. So sad that this beautiful city is turning to shit!

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  6. How many times do you hear these thugs have been arrested multiple times. The real problem is the judicial system letting these goofs be released right back on the streets to commit the same offences knowing there are no consiquences. The police can no longer function as they need to do to actually serve and protect. This city has become a national embarrassment!

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    1. We need to get tough, really tough on crime.
      Think Singapore.

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  7. And what's up with these dogs always taking 2 or 3 weeks off at a time? And not being their furloughs. How is this even possible? How about if you wanted all this time off you take that furlough. We would all love to have time off. What B.S.

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    1. It is a tragedy when these thugs can come in and scare a neighborhood. And we are limited to what we can do. The Police won't touch anyone for fear of lawsuits and being charged with a crime themselves. There is also another issue - if the victims refuse to press charges or show up to court, then I suppose we can't expect the cops to care, either. It has to be a joint effort. Someone mentioned taking back our neighborhood. If you don't care enough to see things through, like showing up to court, then you are part of the problem.

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