Sunday, August 28, 2016

Robbery-Filled Week In Lakeview, Lincoln Park And Uptown

A single robbery crew is believed to be responsible for at least two robberies this weekend in Boystown and nearby Lincoln Park. In both cases, two men each produced a handgun to rob victims on the street.

The first case involves a boyfriend and girlfriend who were robbed by the offenders near Schubert and Racine at 1AM Saturday. The couple said both robbers wore masks and pointed guns at them as they took the victims' wallets, watches, and phones.

The gunmen jumped into a small silver or gray sedan that was last seen heading westbound on Schubert, the couple said.

Both robbers were described as being black men with masks. One wore a white shirt and jeans. The other wore a light colored shirt and jeans. A third suspect drove the getaway vehicle.

Later Saturday morning, two men robbed another victim near Broadway and Patterson in Boystown.

The victim said that two men jumped from a light-colored sedan, pulled out handguns, and robbed him of his wallet and keys around 4:30AM. Both offenders fled southbound on Broadway in the vehicle, which was driven by a third offender.

Other robberies this weekend include:

• Sunday, 3:10AM. 1100 block of W. Newport. One suspect was taken in for questioning after a man reported being beaten up and robbed. No further details were available. We will update you if charges are filed.

• Sunday, 9:45AM. 300 block of W. Montrose. Victim reported that three offenders beat him up and took his phone near the Montrose Harbor soccer fields.

Meanwhile, Uptown has been seeing a surge in robberies:

• Friday, 5:05PM. Broadway and Sunnyside in Uptown. A man is attacked in a schoolyard by three offenders who beat him up and take his iPhone while implying that they have weapons.

• Wednesday, 10:18PM. 4526 N. Clark. A victim tells police that he was walking along when a black man in red shirt attacked him with an unknown object and stole his shoulder bag. An ambulance crew treated the victim for his injuries.

• Wednesday, 9:10PM. 4531 N. Dover. A pizza delivery driver reports that three black men in hoodies robbed him at gunpoint as he prepared to make a delivery. One hoodie was red and another was blue, the victim said.  He lost a phone and $600 in the hold up, according to a police report. Around midnight on August 19, a driver from a different pizza parlor reported that three black men in hoodies robbed him as he got out of his car at 4524 N. Dover. That victim was pistol-whipped, but the thieves only took his pizzas.
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19 comments:

  1. 9-10am is when i walked my dog every morning along Montrose Harbor. Guess no time is safe anymore!

    remind me why I moved last summer. Feel bad for my old hood

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  2. Someone should do something! Meanwhile, a car in one district I worked in called out on-viewed shots fired and didn't pursue vehicle. Later, saw one guy riddled with bullets and his brains falling out, girl shot in the ankle, man shot in chest and a simultaneous multi-person by Kedzie and Polk. Another person was shot and killed in 3600 block of w. Fifth Ave. This was all at around 0015-0030. No one threatened to kill me on the shooting I went to - surprising. I'm so much nicer now. I ask people not to enter the crime scene but if they want to push their way past, go ahead, be my guest. You won't catch this guy swearing or getting in a fight on camera. The block? You can have it. He was still gripping that plastic remmy cup - just couldn't let it go.

    But back to robberies... I feel bad for you guys. I'd say get a gun and be ready to use it. Action is quicker than reaction. Death, however, is always possible, but that's on you. Good luck citizens.

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    1. Relax ppo relax go back to ssc and cry there. Until then have a lil simpathy for the tax paying decent citizens on this blog

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    2. Correct. Gotcha. I can't go out like that. I work, pay taxes and TRY to live a decent life. Uh... U can't & I won't

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  3. The thugs control Boystown and Uptown now. I'm so proud of this fucking accomplishment by the spineless alderpusses of wards 44 and 46. Nice work, fools!

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    1. Thank you for posting - understanding that this mess is NOT the work / fault of one. No indeed. It's a gang too. A cabal of Rahm's sycophants. Stooges. The Three Stooges.
      - Tommy Tunney
      - Jimmy "Mr Social Work' Cappleman
      - Michelle Do Nothing Smith
      Poisoning this neighborhood.

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    2. I don't really know of the work of Capplemans or Smith, but this Tom Tunneys is a real piece of work, isn't he.

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    3. May I suggest: The reason you don't know of 'the work' of Cappleman or of Smith.....there is none. Certainly none of the kind involving the repugnant idea 'Leadership'.

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  4. What's to complain about? This is what you learn when you get your bachelor degree in "social justice." Yes, they have those now, and we better accept it--or else....

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    1. They have degrees in "Car Dealership Management" now too. Puts our "degrees" in Underwater Basket Weaving in the 70s to shame.

      The student loan bubble is the next to burst (I know some in their 40s in Chicago that failed flight attendant training and use those loans to pay their rent and fly off to see Broadway shows - no lie). When those loans are no longer available, it will be interesting to see how the rental market in Chicago holds up, especially areas around Loyola or Hyde Park.

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    2. You might want to rethink that a bit.
      Those taking out loans to attend UofC or Loyola are way more likely to be involved in saving your life or running the company you're working for or doing research, than they are in wasting time. In doing so they'll be making this society richer.
      Maybe pick a better example. A much better one.
      (I'm not a UC or LU student / graduate / employee / landlord.)

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    3. The Loyola grad that I reported to as a "Field Manager" at the job I relocated to Chicago for was a bimbo and was "let go" within months. Her idea of managing was to throw donuts through the front door every Friday and hope for the best. All she talked about was her $30,000 swimming pool and it sounded like her husband made her get a job for it's upkeep and loan payments.

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    4. And another got his law degree basically for free from Loyola while playing poor and living in Section 8 housing in Uptown when his parents are filthy rich and his father is a professor at another university. Hire him, he knows how to work the system!

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  5. Well, finally, you made the front page of CNN Chicago, er, Chi-raq, as they labeled you. This is a landmark despite all the politicians and tourist bureaus efforts. Some commenters on CNN still believe it's "all on the south side".

    Oh to have a guarded penthouse on the Mag Mile there with a boat and underground parking. The 3%.

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  6. My husband and I just came from the opening reception for Mariano's. Rest assured, our esteemed alderman gave an idiotic speech while in an obviously drunken state. He couldn't string together three consecutive coherent sentences. But he did ramble on repeatedly about it being twelve years since there was development on this lot after a major business was destroyed. Over and over -- twelve years! Twelve years! He was oblivious to the fact that this long is NOT a badge of honor!! And he seemed to imply that we should all thank him for this new development. Screw you, Tunney. This family is grateful to Mariano's for seeing an obvious need and filling it. I only wonder how hard they had to kiss your slimy ring to make it happen for us.
    "Twelve years!! Congratulate me!" has been our joke for the rest of the evening.

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    1. I was shocked that that lot has been vacant for SEVEN years when I lived around there. It's a shame when you pay that much for housing, can't afford those mediocre restaurants and can only pray for a decent grocery store within walking distance. Then have to worry about being bopped upside the head and hospitalized over a head of lettuce and a cell phone. At least they came to their senses and scrapped the $1 million condos to be built above it.

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    2. Electing a busboy as Alderman just because he's gay has been a disastrous experiment. We need to elect a real man to do the job right.

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    3. You're right that the restaurants are mediocre around there - except that Flub a Dub hot dog place is pretty cool.

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    4. Ya know, it's the first time I ever had a pretzel bun burger. I was eating VERY healthy at the time but I splurged there now and then.

      I remember walking down into that place on the hottest day of Summer and after 5 minutes waiting for my order I was like DAMN I'M IN HELL! (But it was worth it).

      The Chicken Hut on the corner looked good but the chicken, which was their specialty, was dry as the Sahara. I gave them 2 chances. I could go on forever about the "diversity" food for the perplexed masses around there. Oh, The Bagel has REAL bagels reasonably priced too.

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