Monday, September 12, 2016

Another Man Beaten And Robbed In Boystown This Weekend; Muggings Up 62% Here

The California man who was beaten and robbed in Boystown this morning was not the neighborhood's only mugging victim this weekend.

Around 7 AM on Saturday, a man reported that two offenders punched him in the face and took his wallet near Briar and Halsted, police said. The victim was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

He describes the attackers as two black men and one black woman. One of the men wore a dark green hoodie and the female wore a black sweatshirt, he said said.

Up, Up, And Away!

There were 123 reported robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown during the first eight months of this year, up from 76 cases during the same period last year. That's a 62% increase.

But, the real robbery action over the past week has been outside of our immediate neighborhood--in Uptown:

- 2:30 AM today, 4500 block of North Malden: Victim reports that two offenders armed with handguns forcibly took his white 2007 Dodge Nitro. Offenders are described as young black men wearing black hoodies. Both displayed handguns, the victim said.

- 11:30 PM yesterday, 4300 block of North Western (North Center): Victim reports that three offenders robbed her of a "flashy neon pink purse" that contained her wallet, green card, and $40 cash. She describes the offenders as two or three black or Hispanic men who pulled their shirts up to cover their faces. One of the offenders is "really short," perhaps only 5'2" tall, the woman said.

- 9:10 PM Saturday, 4700 block of North Clarendon: Victim says a gunman pointed a pistol at the back of his head and took $300 in cash. The offender's described as a 5'6" Hispanic man who wore a black tee shirt with white lettering.

- 8:25PM Friday, 4600 block of North Marine: Victim is beaten and robbed of cash and a leather satchel by two offenders. One is a heavy-set black man who stands about 5'3" tall and weighs 250 pounds. The other is a man dressed as a woman, at least 6'2" tall, wearing pink underwear on his head. The cross-dressing offender resembles one of the robbers in another recent Uptown robbery.

- 1:20 PM Tuesday, 4400 block of N. Clifton: Woman reports that she was getting out of her car when an attacker pushed her back into the vehicle and stole her small red purse. She describes the offender as a black man in his upper 20's, 5'10" tall, with a gray tee shrit, black pants, and gym shoes. He was last seen running southbound on Clifton.
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  1. A longtime resident of Lakeview, I recently threw in the towel as I was completely fed up with rampant crime, an incompetent Alderman, police operating with their hands tied behind their back (while short staffed), crappy city services and runaway fees courtesy of higher taxes, red light and speed trap cameras, higher water bills, etc). Hence the move to the western burbs.

    So what is my greatest fear at night out here? Walking into a spider web as I run the dogs out at night for a pee break. Get the hell out of there while you still can former neighbors, yet in the interim keep your heads down and beware stray bullets and roving gangs of scum from other neighborhoods.

    1. It all made absolutely no sense to me either. I moved to Lakeview East specifically for an easier commute to work since I was transferred to the Loop. I'm gay and as a bonus I discovered the whole area from Ashland to the lake was "Boystown", not just the Halsted strip (sarcasm), but even the gays there and I didn't see eye-eye on many issues including standards of living.

    2. Agree. We have one life, and I love late night walks with my dogs. Some trade offs sure, but feeling relatively safe in my neighborhood as a woman is EVERYTHING!

  2. The best reporting in Chicago. No one reports news like this. Its so bad now here CWBChicago needs their own local cable news channel. For free in the local channel line up. Videos and all. We feel left out and alone. Surrounded by death. We are being taking over. Wake up.

  3. I know people who literally refuse to believe any of this is happening, even when you show them the reports that come from inside police sources. They are so trapped in the Democrat cult and its MSM lackeys you almost feel sorry for them. They even risk their kids' lives for the sake of their "religion." Let them drink the Kool-Aide. I'm gone in October!!

    1. It isn't all politics - you can be a Democrat and still not want the neighborhood to go to shit, you know.

    2. are aware that we're talking about Chicago, right? Illinois. USA.
      It's ALL politics. Sorry.
      Other cities are different that way.

  4. Keep up the good work CWB. Maybe your reporting will get more attention from the local MSM and put serious pressure on "leadership".

  5. The WSJ ran an opinion piece about us:

    Some highlights for those behind the paywall:

    ‘The streets are gone,” Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month.

    In October 2015, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a crime meeting in Washington, D.C., that the Chicago police had gone “fetal,” and were less likely to interdict criminal behavior. That pull-back worsened in 2016, with pedestrian stops dropping 82% from January through July 20, 2016, compared with the same period in 2015, according to the Chicago police department. The cops are just “driving by people on the corners,” Mr. Angelo says, rather than checking out known drug dealers and others who raise suspicions. Criminals are back in control and black lives are being lost at a rate not seen for two decades.

    The media blame poverty, racism and a lack of government services for the growing mayhem. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson blames lenient prison sentences for releasing Chicago’s gun criminals onto the streets too soon. The Illinois Legislature’s Black Caucus, however, blocks any effort to mandate stricter sentences for gun-toting felons—in a sub rosa acknowledgment that the vast majority (80%) of Chicago’s gun criminals are black.