Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Walgreens parking lot Tuesday afternoon; Muggings up 100% over 2015


In a remarkably bold crime, a woman was robbed at gunpoint outside the Walgreens at Broadway and Belmont in beaming sunshine Tuesday afternoon. No one is in custody.

The woman told police that the offender approached her in the store parking lot at 4:10PM, displayed a black and silver handgun, then demanded her valuables. He was last seen running eastbound on Belmont, the victim said.

She described the man as black with facial stubble. He wore a red bucket hat, a red shirt, and khaki shorts.

No Relief

Robberies this year in the Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhoods are up 100% compared to the first six months of 2015.

At least 82 robberies were reported to Chicago police on beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 through June 30. Forty-one robberies were reported on the beats during the first six months of last year.

Police beats 1923, 1924, and 1925 cover the area from Belmont to Irving Park Road and from Southport to Lake Michigan.

Yesterday’s robbery at Walgreens was at least the fourth hold-up reported in our area since July 1.
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17 comments:

  1. And Walgreens is just as much to blame for allowing those bums to loiter all over their parking lot and right outside their door 24/7 since 2009 that I'm aware of. Boycott them. 4pm!

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    1. Will they come running out and boot your car if you are there over a half hour ? Just like DD a block west: boot the cars, but the gang loitering and drug deals goes on and on.

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  2. Bold? Nobody is caught...the few that are don't do time...not worried AT ALL!

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  3. What is a bucket hat?

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  4. I used to not worry about walking to that Walgreens late at night.
    I used to not worry about walking home from Halsted street after 11-
    I used to not worry about walking my dog after dark
    I used to not worry about walking the bike path after dark
    I used to not worry about walking into a small crowd on the sidewalk
    I used to not feel like a prisoner in my own home

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    1. The good old days !

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    2. My sentiments exactly. So sad isn't it.

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  5. Just in time for the fresh round of Lakeview property tax increases.

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  6. Not a fucking PEEP out of the alderpuss on any of this increase in daytime thuggery. No (several-days-delayed) email blasts from his "staff." Nothing. Inaction on his part equates to acquiescence. Now make sure he is re-elected next time around, because after all, he's the man, right?

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  7. Unrelated to this robbery. I saw this wonderful person yesterday, Ryan Handzel, and not sure if I recognized Keith L. Williams with him. They were wondering around Lakeview in a group. These are the people charged with the fire that burnt down a building back in April on ALdine street.

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2016/05/2-charged-in-fire-that-ripped-126-year.html

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  8. I used to go to LVAC and one of the main reasons I didn't like going was the rash of robberies occurring in the 'hood.

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  9. This is absolutely unrelated to the cycle of poverty and racism that exists in this city. Nothing to see here.

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  10. Ugh. I was at that Walgreens on Tuesday also, just about an hour and half after this happened. That's where I always get my prescriptions. Maybe I need to consider a change.

    And I agree with the previous commenter about loitering around there. It's crazy. They even have a chair or two inside near the front registers where I've noticed people loitering for long periods of time.

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  11. From Tunney: "Chicago Police report that on Tuesday, July 5th at approximately 4:15pm, a 30-year-old Hispanic male was robbed in the Walgreen's parking lot on the 3200 block of North Broadway by a 25 to 30-year-old black male in khaki shorts. The victim had agreed to meet the offender in the parking lot to complete an online transaction. When the offender approached the victim the offender produced a handgun and demanded cash. The offender was last seen walking southbound on Cambridge. At this time, no arrest has been made and detectives are investigating the area and incident. Anyone with any information on this incident is encouraged to call Area North Detectives at 312-744-8263."

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  12. Is this the same robbery that's in Tunney's neighborhood news?

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  13. Stay safe everyone. Busy Saturday night and 5 down cars. Back each other up.
    Same ones taking off Every Saturday night. Same ones Every time.
    Don't know how or why they let these officers. Quit if you can't work weekends like the rest of us all.....

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  14. And for this BS you guys pay such high property taxes. Glad I moved to Flagstaff last year. Good riddance.

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