Wednesday, September 28, 2016

3 Robberies In 3 Hours Across Lincoln Park, Lake View, Lincoln Square


Police are investigating a string of three robberies late Monday and early Tuesday across Lincoln Park, Lake View, and Lincoln Square. No one is in custody.

- At 10:30 p.m. on Monday, a woman was beaten and robbed of her iPhone in the 1300 block of West Wrightwood, police said. Nearby residents overheard the offenders and victim yelling at each other until only the woman's cries for help remained.

The woman described the robbers as two black men in their mid-20's. One wore a gray hoodie with a navy-colored stripe on the back and the other wore a dark hoodie. Both men were wearing sweatpants and had their hoods up at the time of the attack, she said.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for the treatment of her injuries.

- About two hours later, a man was attacked and robbed by two offenders in the 3600 block of North Pine Grove in Boystown.

The man put up a fight, but still lost his cellphone to the robbers who were last seen running toward Addison around 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

One offender is a white man, the other a black man. Both stand about 5'8" tall, the victim said.

- Finally, in Lincoln Square, a woman was jumped and robbed by a lone offender near Wilson and Winchester around 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

She told police that the mugger is a slightly-overweight black man with short hair or a bald head. He wore a black hoodie with designs on the back along with blue jeans and black gym shoes.
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23 comments:

  1. That's a slow night.

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  2. Sure do hate this city anymore. Can't wait to get out. A few years and we're free to go. To think I used to tell my friends to come here and want to give them tours. I know it's trite, but last one out of the north side, turn off the lights.

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    1. I already left. A few years ago my sister wanted to visit to "do the museum's and stuff". I told her they have the same mummies and junk in the museums in our hometown but if we're lucky we'll get to witness a real live stabbing.

      Days later there was a stabbing death outside the art museum and this week there was another murder outside of it but with bullets.

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  3. Wilson and Winthrop? Winchester is 3/4 mile west of Uptown

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    1. Whoops! You're right. It's LIncoln Square. Will correct now. Thank you.

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  4. Regarding the woman who was beaten and robbed and taken to the hospital by ambulance, she will pay dearly for that ambulance and for the emergency room care, even if the wounds are minor. Can an attorney get the city to pay for her ambulance and medical costs?

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    1. Honest question here - I thought that crime victims' medical costs were taken care of in some way. I know for a fact that victims of sexual assault have all their medical expenses covered (by the state, I believe), including ambulance service. Is there nothing for victims of other types of crimes?

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    2. So true. The expense of having to replace an iPhone is nothing compared with a hospital stay when you consider the high deductibles that most insurance plans carry.

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    3. If she can prove that because of a lack of beat cars in the district, while other communities had two or three times the amount of officers working that night, she may have a case.

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    4. A violent crime victim in Illinois can apply for up to $27,000 under the Crime Victim Compensation Act. See http://www.ag.state.il.us/victims/cvc.html

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  5. I am so glad my wife and I decided to stay in Chicago. /s One of these robberies happened half a block from my LSD condo, where I walk 4 times a day. I and my wife both work in the criminal justice system, and I am not saying with any bravado that I conceal carry every day. Sooner or later, there is going to be a DGU from one of these robberies, and I bet you that there will be 10x more press coverage then of the actual robberies themselves. The idiot police chief and idiot mayor will go on TV to question the poor citizen defending themselves and whether they had a FOID card and CC endorsement, and say it is all a problem with "gun violence", and we need to ban the ability to engage in self defense. The poor guy (or gal) defending themselves will have to hire a lawyer in order to defend themselves AGAIN, this time from the State, and probably bankrupt themselves proving their innocence.

    But mark my words: nothing will ever be done by the politicians to make it safer. Safe neighborhoods do not make for subservient citizens.

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    1. None of that happened when a CCL holder killed a would-be carjacker in Uptown or when another CCL killed a man who was charging him in Lakeview this year....none of it except the politicians doing nothing to improve safety, of course.

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    2. RE: CWB reply @ 10:49

      .......OUCH!!!......that had to hurt.
      Thank you for the sober, direct, factual post.
      The hair-on-fire, only-one-solution, gun promos won't get us where we need to be. So, thanks again.

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    3. Touché!

      Well, then. Now I feel safe, knowing they have my interests at heart.

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    4. Hang on! Just to try and half-heartedly (and humorously) make the point, but yes that all occurred on a bunch of levels. Did those guys get their guns back? I have never seen the PD give a firearm back without a court order, and even then they are reluctant. But maybe they did. Did those guys talk to the police and/or and state's attorney w/o an attorney present? If so, Godspeed, but I wouldn't tell someone to do that and I wouldn't do that myself. I bet that the car got impounded and searched.
      The joke about whether the person being attacked had a FOID card and CC endorsement came from somewhere (the DGU in a store in the south loop IIRC, but I have heard it mentioned in several press conferences) Was that an Uber driver who was attacked? I bet he lost his job because of the gun. And forget the trauma of actually having to shoot someone.

      Maybe we should all just call in the armed robbery to 911, then just not stick around to even file a police report like a lot of stories we read here. I personally would rather actually have police coverage like we were promised then have to worry about armed robberies. But I think whether you can put the genie back in the bottle just by moving police around is a different topic.

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  6. Used to live right at Winchester/Wilson (06-07). So sad to see trouble arrive in (what seemed like) such a quiet area.

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  7. Hiring more rookies and buying new cop cars from Ford helps but the root of the problem is there are not to many high paying jobs on the south and west sides of the city for residents of those areas to go to for employment. You need industry here in the USA to be willing to take a chance in these communities. Give these people a chance to make good money let them go home take care of their children and go mow the lawn. They have nothing. No future.

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  8. House clean WGN WLS WBBM and let the true crime reporters take over. Stop worrying about your revenue and report on the take over of Chicago. Soon you may want to leave like so many have.

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  9. // Finally, in Lincoln Square, a woman was jumped and robbed by a lone offender near Wilson and Winchester around 1 a.m. on Tuesday.//

    Right in front of the pricey French school Lycee Francais, blocks from $2 million McMansions! Oh well, it was a nice neighborhood while it lasted.

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    1. McMansion? Think not - try again mate.

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    2. Nobody is going to hire a felon. Listen to this SAP guy who has worked all over the world - we simply don't need about 3 billion people with automation and IT. Most people are superfluous.

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  10. //AnonymousSep 30, 2016, 11:35:00 PM
    McMansion? Think not - try again mate.//

    What would you call the hideous $2 million Landrosh houses then? They are McMansions. They are disgusting.

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    1. They are gorgeous. But if I could afford one, it wouldn't be located there in such a crime-ridden area.

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