Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lakeview Robbers Shoot Victim In Forehead (Thank God It Was A BB Gun); 2 More Robberies In Nearby Lincoln Park

A Lakeview robbery victim got lucky this morning.

Image: Zombieplace
When he chased after two young offenders who robbed him near the Sheridan Red Line station at 10:15 a.m., both robbers turned around and shot at him. One of the shots hit the victim square in the forehead.

It’s a good thing that the guns only fired BBs.

The victim told police that two boys, possibly not even in their teens yet, pulled out the guns and took his cell phone in the 1000 block of West Dakin. He chased them all the way to Irving Park, where he got his phone back, and the kids began shooting.

Both offenders remain at large. They are both described as young, black, 5’1” tall and about 115 pounds. One carried a blue steel BB pistol, and the other brandished a chrome BB handgun. Both guns look like real firearms.

Two Mugged In Lincoln Park

Police are investigating two robberies in the nearby Lincoln Park neighborhood on Wednesday evening.

In the first incident, a man was forced to lie on the ground by three offenders who held him at gunpoint while they robbed him in the 400 block of West Wrightwood at 9 p.m.

The victim was walking to his car from a nearby apartment when the men emerged and announced the robbery.

One nearby resident told us they saw the victim lying on the ground while the gunman yelled, “give me your shit! Gimme your shit!”

Witnesses said the three fled in a red or silver Dodge minivan that was driven by a fourth person.

The robbers made off with the victim’s wallet, phone, and backpack.

Police described the offenders as black men between 17- and 20-years-old who wore dark clothing.

About 20 minutes later, a group of offenders robbed three teenagers near the DePaul University campus.

The three teens were walking near Dickens and Racine when four “kids” passed them, then circled back and announced a robbery.

One of the victims said she had a feeling that things weren’t right but she “was more worried appearing like she was ‘judging’ [the people who would eventually rob her] than following her instincts.”

Police believe the two Lincoln Park incidents are related.
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40 comments:

  1. When are you all going to march/protest/demand an end to this? I'm so glad I left Chicago. Not worth the money for ANYTHING.

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    1. I've been wondering the same thing for years. Seems there is plenty of tolerance from the area residents. That, or crime just hasn't touched them yet and they are still wearing rose colored glasses and think the area is safe.

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  2. I am glad the religion of progressive liberalism is clouding people's judgment of their own safety.

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    1. Clouding?? It's supplanting 1 million years of evolution!!

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  3. "Better dead than rude" as they say...

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  4. Curious about how you obtained the quote from the victim about not wanting to appear to suspect the muggers?

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    1. Well, there are only so many possibilities now, aren't there?

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  5. Thank goodness we have tough laws that ban guns and bullets..... Right ??? Now we need tough laws to ban B B Guns. Oh, it's Chicago. Sorry, never mind.

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  6. Judge away. If they look lime trouble and you have that feeling than react. It's time to do away with this PC way of thinking.

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  7. I am the person who called 911. This happened yesterday Wednesday at 9pm in the alley behind the apartment building at 442 wrightwood not Monday as written above. trust your instincts!!!

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    1. Thank you for getting involved, Dan. We've corrected the day.

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  8. You are not safe here anywhere or at any hour. And nothing but silence from our worthless mayor and aldercreatures. The inmates have been given carte blanche to run the asylum. Chicago really and truly has gone to shit.

    I've written to my alderman's office twice(Pawar)and get the same line of meaningless bullshit: "Ald. Pawar agrees that we need more police in both the 19th and 20th District and we will continue working toward those ends. We believe that swelling the police ranks by 1000 more officers will lead to significant increases in manpower for both of our districts, and we look forward to discussing this in more detail once the budget is released to us and full details are made public to aldermen and citizens." It's like hearing white noise.

    After 31 years here, I have come to hate this place. I am so fucking done with this city.

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    1. Interesting. Pawar also said this:

      "I'm not going to pound my fist and say I need 100 policemen" to keep crime from "there" from spilling over into "here.'"

      https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160616/lincoln-square/black-lives-police-lives-shouldnt-be-eitheror-ald-pawar-says

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    2. Ald Pawar could care less about his ward, he is voluntarily retiring at the end of his term. He has mentioned he may seek a higher office.

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  9. Arm yourselves and get training. The police will not be there to help you.

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  10. First always go with your gut if something feels wrong then it is.
    Second these " youth" are now armed with bb guns, these genius think they will get a light sentence if it's not a real gun, well that is until someone carrying legally shoots back then that's when the family and pastor will be on tv wailing on how a good boy he was

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  11. Rule number 1, dont chase them or fight back. Just give them the wallet/phone. Nothing else you can do.

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  12. Just got off the Southport Brown Line where I spotted 4 teens who looked like they were up to no good. My immediate thought was someone was going to get robbed, followed by don't judge them. Someone is probably going to get robbed... fits the same exact description as the Lincoln Park offenders.

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    1. I thought that the Southport Corridor area was a bit "safer" than that hot mess called "Boystown", but I guess the riff - raff is moving out to other areas. I've long avoided Boystown, and when I do go out for a movie or a bite to eat I'll go to Southport...guess I'll stay up in Evanston and stop coming down to Chicago for "entertainment" purposes...or better yet, just stay home :-(

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    2. There were loud packs strutting around there like they owned the place 2 years ago. I saw the cops looking at them rather disgustingly like nothing they could do.

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  13. I give up. Chicago is a lost cause. I'm moving.

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    1. Sadly, we will probably follow you. I never thought I'd leave the city, but this is getting out of control.

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  14. Gavin De Becker in his book "The Gift of Fear" talks about how people ignore their instincts for fear of not being "nice." Hopefully the victim will put her safety first next time.

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    1. This young woman was afraid of being labeled racist.
      This PC brainwashing needs to stop.

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    2. Book is a must read. I tell women about it often.

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  15. Stop thinking these criminals think like you, they will kill you for ten bucks. Dont be polite, politically correct, or second guess an instinct.

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    1. "....they will kill you for ten bucks."

      Exactly true. They don't care about anyone or anything. They also know that if caught there is a good chance for probation or a very light sentence.

      They guy who got shot by the BB gun was very lucky. However, he could have lost an eye. Not cool at all.

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  16. According to Hillary, the three teens near DePaul should be congratulated for getting past their "implicit bias" and handing over their possessions to the less fortunate. Maybe they'll get a seat at the State of the Union address.

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  17. If the shooter was 5 years older it would of been a real gun and that poor guy would have been dead dead dead.

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  18. Ding dong. Is any one there? Nope. The overtake is beginning.

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  19. Maybe I am just getting older but I "judge" everyone especially teenagers.

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  20. To those who post comments such as, "I moved" or "I can't wait to move", spare us. You never were committed to living here. You grew up elsewhere and were going to move back sometime anyway. That said, look at the mug shots, posted here, day after day. It is all right to racial profile. If your spydie-senses tell you someone looks out of place, they probably are. Stay safe my friends.

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    1. ^ found the "crazed Chicago defender", lol.

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    2. If you fail to pay attention to those who say 'I moved'...
      If you dismiss those who tell you 'I can't wait to get out'....
      If you say 'They aren't committed'....
      ....then your choosing to be a blind fool. No different than Tommy T or Michelle Do Nothing or Mr Social Work himself.
      Pay VERY close attention to those people.

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  21. 400 W Wrightwood??? Alderman Michelle Smith, are you listening???

    Stop running around promoting the liberal-Hillary agenda and hire some fucking police!

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  22. Where did all this "don't judge" bullshit come from?

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    1. From criminals.

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    2. The Jenny Jones and Sally Jesse Raphael shows. The phrase was also mocked in the movie Shaun Of The Dead. Where have you been?

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  23. If someone looks like they're planning on robbing you, there's a pretty good chance it's because they planning on robbing you. Jesus Christ, people, this isn't rocket science!

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