Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Armed Robbery Alert Issued For Lakeview, Uptown

Area North detectives this afternoon released an armed robbery alert in which they connect five cases across Lake View and Uptown.

Multiple offenders are approaching people as they walk alone or sit alone in cars. One of the offenders produces a chrome or silver handgun and demands the victim’s property or vehicles, police said.

CWB Chicago has learned through a source that detectives have high-quality surveillance images of the suspects, who are 3 or 4 black men between 18- and 20-years-old.

Cases linked by police occurred at the following locations, dates, and times;
• October 11 at 3:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Melrose
• October 11 at 4:15 a.m. in the 3000 block of North Ravenswood (Details here
• October 11 at 4:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Byron (Details here) 
• October 11 at 5:15 a.m. in the 500 block of West Briar (Details here)
• October 14 at 4:46 p.m. in the 800 block of West Lakeside
On Lakeside Place, the offenders pulled a handgun and forced the victim out of his gray 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to a law enforcement source. Four or five robbers climbed in and drove off with the vehicle, the source said.

Another source told us that the Ravenswood incident might have also been an attempted carjacking. In that case, a Lyft driver who had pulled over to take a nap was startled by the robbers. She managed to drive away before a robbery was carried out.

Anyone with information about the incidents is encouraged to call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8261. You can refer to pattern P16-N186

16 comments:

  1. And not a peep from any alderthings. Just the sound of crickets in the dark night air.

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    1. Ald Waguespack's 32nd Ward Service Office released a dedicated email distributing this notice at 5:18 PM on 10/19/16.

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  2. High quality pictures would be nice indeed!

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  3. was that one of them police black out nights when only 2 or less cars were in our neighborhood?

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  4. Why not just embed these "notices" in the pavement right next to each pride pillar along Halsted?

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    1. With the rates of muggings & robberies occurring there, might as well make it a scrolling marquee or one of those LED billboards.

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    2. "Showtunes...now playing.....Andy Get Your Gun.......no cover.....because you might have to TAKE cover......"

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  5. The alert states:
    "What you can do: Pay special attention to any suspicious persons or vehicle loitering in the area."
    And yet the CPD is not allowed to stop suspicious persons or vehicles loitering because that would be considered profiling.
    So we as citizens recognize the bad guy criminals and the cops recognize the bad guy criminals, but no one can do anything about it for fear of infringing on their rights or ending up in a viral video.
    We truly live in Bizarro World in this Democrat Utopia.

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  6. I'm not an actual detective, but...
    Could high-quality surveillance images be useful here? You know, to catch these guys?
    Sort of a radical thought - distribute the pics.
    Wacky.

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  7. Any walking, beat cops around?

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  8. Not seen the last of this crew. Stay vigilant.

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  9. Due to the loss of wicker park's 14th district police station earlier this year their annual Halloween Fest has been cancelled. The community cannot afford private security. Fun times ahead.

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160929/wicker-park/boopalooza

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  10. Where's the report on the great robbery arrest in uptown the yesterday?

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  11. So where are the pictures?

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