Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Source: Two Questioned In Armed Robbery Of Off-Duty Cop

Chicago detectives are questioning two suspects in connection with Saturday's armed robbery of an off-duty police officer in Lakeview, according to a law enforcement source.

A vehicle that investigators believe is connected to the robbery was spotted late yesterday by officers on patrol in the nearby 18th district. The car's driver sped off and quickly crashed into another vehicle when officers tried to pull him over in the 1400 block of North Halsted around 11:30 PM.

No charges have been filed.

While the victims reported that the three gunmen emerged from a dark-colored SUV, a source said that the vehicle stopped last night was a 4-door sedan. Police impounded the vehicle for forensic testing.

The off-duty Chicago cop and a female companion were confronted by three armed men around 9:25 PM Saturday in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood, police said.

Even after the off-duty cop identified himself as a police officer, the offenders proceeded with the robbery and escaped with the officer's weapon, police star, and wallet. They also took a wallet from the woman who was with the officer.

The victim's star was recovered nearby and has been tested for the the presence of the offenders' fingerprints and DNA, a source said.

All three offenders, described as black males wearing dark clothing and hoodies, were armed, the officer said.
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11 comments:

  1. I'm sure ALL armed robbery evidence is tested for DNA and prints........

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    1. Unless one is an exceptionally talented writer, it is very difficult for others to interpret whether the content is serious or just sarcasm. Personally, I have rid myself of people in my life who insist on the over-use of sarcasm in response to serious matters. But that's just me.

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    2. Merely a sarcastic statement, unless you read between the lines and realize that laws apply to some, and not others. How many people have been similarly robbed and got nothing but paper. Where do you fit in?

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    3. i was part of a robbery done by the same people and when a manager called to inform me my "item" that was stolen was found, police told me to go ahead and pick it up - despite me asking " you dont need it for forensics?!" - so unless you're the cop that got robbed, you're just another victim. who cares.

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  2. That is good news although it seems like these crimes are only given resources to be investigated when they involve an officer or the Mayor's family.

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    1. No joke, all CSI suddenly. This is what needs to happen to every robbery, we need to grind all of these scumbags down.

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    2. What are you talking about? Please, I'm begging you, apply and take the job and start answering calls so you know what you're talking about before spouting inaccurate assumptions.

      What evidence is there to be collected in a robbery of biological importance? The gun?! Is was recovered from the offender. It was tainted by recovering officer who probably wasn't wearing a gun. We no longer download magazines so that is probably sent for testing, just like every weapon we recover. The star? Why wouldn't it be tested for prints? If we found a mask discarded after a robbery, we have ETs take pics/recover for DNA testing. We've done this ever since I was on the job, regardless of who the victim is. Sorry, I guess this VICTIM, who happened to be an officer, got special treatment in your eyes.

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    3. Sir or Ma'am, keep your mouth shut as you are talking out of line without knowing anything. The offenders were simply caught as officers observed a stolen car (a random license plate check revealed this). Then the offenders took off and crashed and bad guys got caught and still had the officers stolen weapon. Nothing extra was done here. Show a lil support for your men and women in blue trying to protect you and your family while short handed and everyone including you telling them how to do their jobs and how wrong they are.

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  3. Took some guts for the officer to announce he was a cop with all the anti-police sentiment among the social justice warriors. And we all know crime is just a form of civil protest. Even the Soviets considered crime as a noble act perpetrated against the deserving bourgeoisie.

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  4. I for one am very supportive of the men and women in blue and reading these articles makes me feel more-so. These gun-toting criminals are dangerous and have no morals.

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  5. thank god for criminal stupidity

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