Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cops Seek Help After Cabbie Is Beaten With Bike Lock, Robbed At Gunpoint In Lincoln Park

Police images of a man wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a cab driver in Lincoln Park.
Chicago police this morning issued an alert seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly robbed a cab driver in Lincoln Park last month.

And CWB Chicago has learned through a source that the wanted man’s accomplice has been in custody for a week.

According to statements and surveillance video, the 30-year-old cabbie was beaten in the head with a bike lock by one offender while another passenger held a gun to his head in the 2100 block of North Lincoln around 1 AM on August 21.

The cabbie surrendered $200 cash, three credit cards, and then bailed out of the car, locking the doors behind him.

Police say the man who is still at-large dropped his handgun into the cab’s front seat and was then unable to retrieve it because the doors were locked.

Meadows (Chicago Police Dept)
Detectives today issued surveillance images—seen above—of the man who is still at large. He was last seen riding a bike northbound on Lincoln Avenue near Fullerton, according to the police alert.

Anyone with information on the wanted man’s identity is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to case HZ400801.

Meanwhile, a source told us this morning that the second offender in the taxi hold-up was taken into custody last Tuesday at a Near North Side YMCA.

Steven Meadows, 29, is charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery of a taxi driver, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to court records.

Detectives used surveillance video to identify Meadows as the man who struck the driver repeatedly in the head with a bike lock, according to court documents.

He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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  1. Ding ding ding, another neck tattoo! McGruff the crime dog sees a pattern here.

  2. I'm so glad to see the races getting along, even if it means waging together a violent crime spree. Brings a tear to the eye.

  3. Bail is too low. I'm starting to think that there are people coming from out of state just to take advantage of Chicago's lax law enforcement. Honestly. They caught some guys from Detroit trying to rob a suburban jewelry store last week. They're coming from all over because the word has gone out that we're easy in Chicago
    I wrote the Chief and told him and the CTA Director that they should splash "wanted" pictures all along the CTA routes to see if people can ID these perps. Forget the ads for liquor, everybody who take the CTA which is half the city should see pictures of the wanted.