Saturday, October 01, 2016

Gunman Takes Cyclist's Bike And Cash In Lakeview Saturday

A gunman this morning robbed a bicyclist of his bike and other valuables in the 3100 block of North Orchard, police said.

Next time?
The offender pulled out a silver revolver, took the victim's property, and then pedaled away on Belmont around 7:50 a.m.

A CTA worker told police that a man matching the offender's description entered the Belmont Red Line station with a bike and fled on a train shortly after the hold-up.

Police say the suspect is a black man with a bandage over one eye who stands about 5'8" tall and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, a red jogging suit, and a black hat.

In addition to the victim's silver and black bicycle, the offender scored $67 cash and a phone.

Shell Shocked

Somewhat more expected, but not more acceptable, is the story of the woman who was robbed this week at the Addison Red Line station.

Image: The 95 Method
That victim told police that a man who was playing a shell game on a northbound train tried to snatch money from her hand and then fought her for control of the cash. He and the victim exited at the Addison stop around 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Police describe the robber as a 6-foot tall black man in his mid-40's with a heavy build and light facial hair who was wearing blue jeans and a black or blue sweater. He was last seen leaving the station at 940 West Addison in an unknown direction.

An ambulance assisted the victim, who reported chest pain.
The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville + Boystown will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the 19th District police station, 850 West Addison.


  1. Do you mean to tell me that a criminal armed robber escaped from this neighborhood on the Red Line?????
    And with a stolen bike?
    Baaaahhhh, I say.
    Stop spreading rubbish. Why, if it was real, we'd have heard such complaints before.

  2. Why not have a cop at the redline 24/7 so when someone gets robbed and they put it out what they look like they can stop them before they get on the train ?

    1. They need about 4 cops there on weekends from 10p-5am.

    2. Because that makes too much sense. Far far far too much sense.
      Sort of like 'keeping promises' or 'meaning what you say'.
      Far far too much sense.

  3. The beginning of the summer Tunney said there at police CAPS meeting police are their all the time....... Complete Tunney B.S.