Tuesday, August 30, 2016

4 Children, 5 Adults Robbed; Women Nearly Carjacked And Assaulted In Monday Afternoon Crime Spree

Four children were robbed. One woman was robbed and nearly sexually assaulted. Another woman was the victim of an attempted carjacking. And at least five other people were successfully robbed.

The crimes, all believed to be the work of three teenagers or young adults armed with a knife, were reported in less than 2 hours Monday afternoon across Lincoln Park and Bucktown.

No one is in custody.
• At 3:45PM, a man was hit in the back of the head and robbed in the 1900 block of N. Wood Street by offenders who were armed with a large knife.
• At 4PM, three students from St. St. Josaphat school in Lincoln Park were robbed near Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview, as they walked to sports practice. One student was put in a headlock and an offender displayed a red knife during the attack.
• At 4:15PM, the same offenders attempted to sexually assault a woman as they robbed her with a knife near Mildred and Schubert. The sexual assault was not successful, but the punks took the woman’s cell phone and backpack. Cops believe that one of the woman’s credit cards was later used at a nearby gas station.
• At 4:50PM, another woman was robbed at knifepoint by two offenders near Greenview and Wellington. A backpack that was taken from an earlier victim was recovered at the crime scene.
• At 4:57PM, another victim reported being pushed and robbed of a cell phone by two men armed with a knife. in the 3000 block of N. Ravenswood
• At 5:01PM, a Lakeview woman reported that she was nearly carjacked by two men armed with a knife in the 3700 block of N. Greenview. The offenders fled westbound in an alley behind Grace.
• At 5:20PM, a woman said that a boy from her neighborhood was jumped and robbed by two offenders behind her garage in the 1700 block of W. Nelson. The woman said she walked the boy to his home after she scared the offenders away.
Witnesses describe the attackers as two or three black men or boys between 13- and 25-year-old armed with a 5- or 6-inch red knife. They are believed to be driving a dark colored Honda or Nissan, possibly a hatchback.

One offender is about 5’5” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He wore a red shirt. The other is about 6-feet tall and wore a white tee shirt.

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29 comments:

  1. Out of control. Michelle Smith should quit campaigning for the Hildabeast and start hiring some more police!

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    1. That would require "Doing Something".....As in 'Doing Something that your constituents want.'
      Naaaahhhhhhh.

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  2. This is despicable, disgusting, and a disgrace.....can anyone do anything about this please? What became of the Guardian Angels? Maybe we need to form stronger neighborhood block patrols staffed by volunteeers.....I've heard calls for the National Guard to be brought in...in light of Augusts crime stats and the wonderful attention Chicago is getting in the world and national media, maybe it's time....

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    1. Contact - Guardian Angels
      guardianangels.org/contact

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    2. Terrible idea. What's the guard going to do? Presumably, MPs and infantry will be front line. You don't want the infantry confronting violence, trust me. Why call for the national guard, seriously? These criminals have been arrested and the court system continuously fails to keep them locked up. Do you really think the guard "show of force" is going to detract them from their violence? Do you think we, as soldiers, want to engage citizens on our own soil? No one I know that I serve with wants that...no one. It will just lead to civil war.

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  3. This mom carries. My fellow moms have no idea I go about the neighborhood with a gun nestled against my appendix. My kids don't usually know either. I've had it with this crap.

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  4. Looks like we'll have to ban knives.

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  5. I literally live right at the location where the woman almost got carjacked on Waveland and Greenview. When I left for work this morning there was a news crew outside my front door covering the story.

    It's sad to hear about this stuff happening in your neighborhood, but it's even more frightening to find out that its happened steps from the front door to my building. How does anyone rob someone, in the middle of the day, in broad daylight and still manage to get away? Maybe it's time I quit the day job and start pulling strong armed robberies. It seems like its easy enough to get away with...

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    1. I used to live at Waveland and Ashland and what appalled me the most is that this must have been right near the little park where so many of the neighborhood kids play in the late afternoon. I used to enjoy hearing them as i walked home from work around 5ish. If you don't care about committing violent acts in front of children and presumably a bunch of witnesses, where does it end??

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  6. If the 3:45 event had involved an alert CCW license holder, the others wouldn't have occurred. Just sayin'.

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  7. As Garry Meier always says "Some of us get up in the morning, get dressed, have breakfast and go to work. Others wake up and say "Who can I rob/rape/pillage today?"

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    1. The latter are politicians, elected into life-time posts by indifferent people who get up, get dressed, eat breakfast and go to work.

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  8. My kids and I just discussed these events and give these young men an A+ for effort, an A+ for breaking the law, and an A+ for their knowledge of the city.

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    1. They should also be credited with an A+ for interacting with the police when they are eventually caught.

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  9. Keep on voting for Rahm and his aldermen. This is what you get.

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  10. When the kids are in danger going to school. Mon and Dad start packing and looking to move. This will be the final end to the city. So sad.

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    1. Go North. 250 miles straight north. We did and my children are reliving my youth from the 1960's. I'ts called living day to day and having fun. Safe Lives Matter.

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    2. we're getting the next four years of school done and we're out of here for sure. i don't blame the aldermen, except that they let the police headcount fall and are sycophants as people in those roles probably are everywhere. there's other stuff at work here - deeper societal issues. chicago isn't immune to collapse. lots of things going wrong here and someone has to be here at the tipping point. that might be us.

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    3. 10:48 - You don't blame the aldermen?
      Great!
      Here's the exact reason that we are (the whole damn city) in this mess.
      The citizens, as a whole, don't blame the people who lie and cheat and fail to deliver basic services.
      People whine about the raw deal Blago got, and think the Daley's were anything but a criminal empire.
      Deeper social issues? Yeah. The Scakman decree laid out a bunch of them.

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    4. We as a family saw the societal issues at work while living in Lakeview for 10 years and finally moved. It's not just Chicago, but other large/diverse metro areas. America is starting to look like a 'Brazil' - scary stuff. Protect yourself people.

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  11. But they found the cub hats in 5 minutes. Please publish this so we can have some honest discussion. Thanks, Sharon

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  12. By 4:15 P.M., the neighborhood should have seen many police cars scouring the area for the suspects, yet they were able to drive around and rob four more. Lack of police protection is obvious.

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  13. Folks, this isn't going away and is getting worse. I begged people not to vote for Emmanuel and nobody listened. I was ridiculed by my neighbors until everything I said about him happened.

    I live by the Greenview attempted carjacking location. The people in these areas are still under the illusion that it is safe and the crime is isolated to the usual neighborhoods. These people need to wake up and face reality. Our taxes are the HIGHEST in the country and in return we have failing schools and a city overrun with crime. These politicians are corrupt and that corruption has now brought the entire city to it's knees.

    I want to stay, but this is not going to end well and I don't want to see my property lose a lot of value as the city circles the drain. I know many good families that moved out this summer. People in this city need to stand up to this corruption, which brings the violence. It's not funny and should in no way be tolerated anymore. There are a lot of people DYING now for no good reason.

    As far as I'm concerned, these alderman all have blood on their hands. I think I'm going to throw in the towel too. Everyone with a brain has left this state and collapse is coming. Between the crime and taxes this is just not sustainable. These politicians will bring nothing but ruin to this state. They are ALL corrupt. The time for denying that fact is over. Good luck and be safe.

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    1. The big difference between the old Daley kind of corruption and the Emmanuel kind is that the Daleys actually loved Chicago and wanted it to look good to the world--it was their hometown and they saw it as a reflection on them. Emmanuel has no love for this city, that's clear. He could care less if it rots in hell, as long as he can feed off the corpse. In fact, you can say that's pretty much the mentality of many politicians in regards to the entire United States today. Think of the Jimmy Carter type of Democrat and the one poised to enter the White House.

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    2. The problem is Rahm's opponent was every bit as bad or worse than Rahm.

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    3. It's like you're living in my head! We are leaving Chicago and the entire state of Ilinois for so many of the same reasons. And we've seen other families bail out and know other families that are making their exit plans.

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  14. My 21 y.o. Daughter is going to a Cubs game tomorrow night. I am worried to say the least. I told her to GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE as soon as the game is over. How sad is it that we have to tell young adult kids to get out of a neigborhood like Wrigleyville ? Nowhere is safe anymore and these thugs have been emboldened now by our so called leaders.

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    1. Good luck. You're giving the right advice. For years the area has experienced batteries, purse snatchings, occasional shootings. I'm a cop and never go out there. I just don't want the drama. I went one night for a b-day party and was at Red Ivy. The next day a friend called distressed. Her friend's brother was at that same club and was found beaten to death overnight. It was classified as a death investigation: other. Just tell her to be smart, stay in a group, use über/cabs (not the red line) and stay away from the bars. It's sad that good people have to live in such fear.

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  15. Rahm is a snake, but the financial situation in the city precludes any solution. Even if you could stop the war on the police and the revolving door of the criminal justice system letting these creeps back on the street, there is not enough money to pay for adequate police staffing AND pay the bond and pension debt. Bankruptcy and a cramdown of the pension and bond debt is the only solution. Madigan and his cronies won't let it happen. The way it will go down is that there will come a day when noone will loan Chicago money, nor buy bonds at any interest rate, and the payroll checks will bounce.

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