Monday, October 10, 2016

North Center: Another Construction Crew Robbed At Gunpoint; Assault Of Real Estate Agent Investigated

For the second time since Friday, an armed robber has targeted men working on multi-million dollar new home construction in the North Center neighborhood. And detectives are investigating the attempted sexual assault of an agent who was trying to sell a $1.6 million home nearby.

Police believe the two robberies are related to a third construction crew hold-up in Wicker Park.

Around 5 p.m. today, two construction workers told police that an armed man entered the $3.2 million home that’s under construction at 3750 North Hoyne and forced them to hand over phones and wallets.

The gunman then fled out the back door where another man appeared to be waiting for him, the victims said.

Rendering of mansion/crime scene where the gunman struck today. 
Police say the offender is a 30-year-old Hispanic man who stands about 5’7” tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He wore a green hoodie and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun.

At 10 a.m. Friday, a worker was robbed by a similarly-described gunman inside of a newly-constructed $1.69 million home in the 3900 block of North Claremont. (Story here.)

Also Friday morning, a construction worker was robbed at gunpoint while working on a new home in the 1400 block of North Oakley in Wicker Park.

Again, the gunman is a Hispanic man in his 30’ who wore a hoodie.

Real Estate Agent Assaulted

Detectives are also investigating the attempted criminal sexual assault of a real estate agent in the 3800 block of North Claremont on October 1.

The woman told police that she was showing the home when a man posing as a construction worker entered the home and fondled her.

She described the offender as a white man, about 5’8” tall, and wearing a red baseball cap with a green jacket and jeans.
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11 comments:

  1. Back in the late 80's, I was in the flooring biz. One of the projects I was in on was a shelter for pregnant women on Maxwell Street (near Robert Taylor IIRC). After the guys putting up the siding were robbed, EVERY trade was packing. Back then... instructions per cops were "if they're inside the fence, fuck 'em, shoot 'em. If they're outside the fence, make sure you drag the body back inside the fence by the time we get here." Oddly enough, once word got out what "the rules" were, no more troubles.

    One can only imagine the federal investigations that would occur if that "advise" were given today.

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    1. Finally, someone from Chicago that gets it. I remember growing up here. Chicago was always violent but the police were feared. When they showed up, criminals ran. If caught, they paid street tax (beating) for making the cop risk their safety running across traffic, driving all crazy, etc. I remember one guy I knew yelled "cop killa!" He was taken behind subway with the group he was in and paid tax. He later killed a friend in a DUI and was selling handguns in my otherwise nice north side neighborhood.

      The police never went around beating people like brutes for no reason. There needs to be law and order in society. We don't like violence and we like to believe we violent offenders don't exist or they respect the law. They don't, they respect violence. We are now seeing the effects of the complete opposite from that. You sir or ma'am get it, I get it and there is no going back to that logical world.

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    2. Yep. There is no off switch.

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  2. This should still be the rule.

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    1. We are way way past that.

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  3. In the "progressive" left wing world, criminals and terrorists get their faces on the cover of Rolling Stone.

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    1. Here is me, eyerolling at your helpful comment that makes no sense.

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    2. Amen and get the fuck out of Dodge as fast as you can.

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    3. It makes sense when you realize why criminals feel invincible. It's sad we live in a society that allows them to run free due to some freaky social justice bullshit, but to raise them up to the level of a god and idolize them? That's really sick, comrade. You're the one who doesn't make any fucking sense.

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    4. You make a ton of sense. "Social Justice" is burying the middle class.

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    5. Meanwhile, Little Ameya spends his Friday night on Twitter kvetching about the FOP's endorsement of Trump.

      Prog Clown World.

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