Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rahm's CVS Gets Robbed Again — 4th Time In 18 Months

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s neighborhood CVS Pharmacy was robbed this weekend for at least the fourth time in 18 months.

Employees at the 4051 N. Lincoln location called police around 2:40AM on Sunday after a man walked up to the counter, pulled out a knife, and took about $60 from the cash register, police said.

The offender is described as a 40-year-old white man with dingy pants who stands about 5’8” tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He was last seen running across Damen toward Belle Plaine.

Similarly-described offenders robbed the same store at knifepoint at 5:15AM on February 17, 2015, and at 4AM on July 24, 2015.

The store was also robbed at gunpoint by a different offender on January 16, 2015. 

Montrose Beach Hold-Up

Four friends from Portage Park were robbed at gunpoint in the Montrose Beach parking lot around 9:15PM on Saturday.

The victims told police that an unknown gunman pulled out a handgun and took their valuables before fleeing over a fence and through some trees. No one is in custody.

The offender is described as a man of unknown race who wore a bandana over his mouth and sunglasses. He stood about 5’6” tall and wore black clothing.

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  1. But...but...but parks are gun-free zones. I'm so confused as to how this could have happened.

  2. Well, there go at least 5 of the 10 Police Officers that were just added to the 19th District. They will be guarding Rahms CVS.... 2:40 AM ? I think that is about the time his son goes out to call his college adviser.

    1. How tall is Rahm's son?

  3. Would really love to know if CVS officials/representatives would even show up in court if the offender was caught and arrested. I was walking in the CVS on Milwaukee Ave last summer while a kid comes running out with two armfuls of merchandise. I rushed in and asked the clerk if they were just robbed.

    The response from the clerk was, "yeah." with a sheepish smile. I said did you call the police?! Her response was "Well we don't do that unless someone gets hurt."

    I asked for the manager and relayed the entire story and commentary and she was just as uncommitted as the clerk to calling police making all kinds of excuses why they don't call.

    I've heard similar stories of Target on Elston and all of the Walgreens not giving a flying fuck and simply not sending anyone to court while the perps walk free.

    1. You are aware that once the crime has been committed and there are no injuries that the police won't come and instead direct you to call 311 to file a complaint. It's been that way for numerous years now thanks to Rahm. Retailers don't call because it's not worth the 45 minute wait on 311.