Sunday, October 02, 2016

Three Charged With Mugging 64-Year-Old Retiree In Boystown Saturday, But The Robberies Continue...

Left to right: Buford, Richardson, and Williams (Chicago Police Department)
UPDATE October 2, 6:49 p.m. - A judge today set bail at $750,000 for each man. Our original report follows.
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Three men charged with yesterday morning’s attack and robbery of a 64-year-old Boystown resident are due in bond court this afternoon, according to police.

One of the men is on parole for armed robbery.

Another is facing charges for allegedly snatching a woman’s wallet from her hand at Belmont and Sheffield in September.

And the third? Oh, he was probably on his way to church for choir practice.

Due in bond court today are 23-year-old Keyruni Eric Buford of the Burnside neighborhood; 21-year-old Vonsean Keuntae Williams of the Near West Side; and 21-year-old Damien S. Richardson of the West Ridge neighborhood.

All three were arrested near Wrigley Field at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, about 30 minutes after the victim was attacked and robbed of his wallet and phone in the 700 block of West Melrose.

Buford is on parole, released in January after serving just three years of a six-year sentence for armed robbery, according to state records.

Less than two months after being released, Buford was arrested for battery outside of the Center on Halsted, according to police records. The outcome of that case was not immediately available.

Williams was arrested in the 3300 block of North Halsted on September 2 after a woman identified him as the man who snatched her wallet from her hand near Belmont and Sheffield minutes earlier. He's charged with theft in the case, which is pending in court, records show.

Richardson has been arrested nine times since 2014, in connection with charges ranging from theft to public indecency to burglary, according to Chicago Police Department records. The outcomes of the cases were not available this morning.

The victim, who lives about a block from the attack site, moved back to Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood last year after entering retirement, according to a source.

The Hits Keep Coming

At least two more people were targeted in daylight robberies Saturday around Boystown.

• A woman reported said a man who claimed to have a gun robbed her near Grace and Pine Grove at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. She said the offender is a 30-year-old, 6-foot tall black man who weighs about 200 pounds and wore a black jacket.

• A man was robbed at gunpoint of his bike, cash, and phone near Belmont and Orchard around 7:50 a.m. on Saturday. Our earlier report on the incident is here.
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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.

17 comments:

  1. ...geez, and I wonder why I don't get hassled for "driving while poor" in my junk old ass car. I haven't been arrested 9 times in 2 years. Ugh. Can we have our cops back? Please?

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    1. Could be that you have a valid plate and aren't smoking a blunt while running stop signs and cracking the cement with your subwoofer.

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    2. Because the scum steal the nice cars and joy ride those around. The rest of us actually paying high rents and taxes have to drive those beaters we own!

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  2. Why were they even in Wriglyville? Oh right, the ACLU would say that's racist for me to even ASK that question.

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  3. were any of these connected to COH or Howard Brown counselling and sleeping programs?

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  4. Wait until the Cub's playoffs start and the usual target rich environment increase threefold in size. The robbery numbers will triple.

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  5. Here we go again, the exact same thing everytime, someone who was suppose to be in jail but it's not because cook county it's too nice to them. Slap in the wrist and they will be back in no time. Quick question, why would anyone who retires come live here??? I mean, people usually leave the city, but oh well I hope he's doing better.

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  6. We need to invite Judge Luckman to the community policing meeting on Oct 5.
    Invite Rahm too.

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  7. Hard to tell from the angle but the guy in the middle looks a little like the shooter at Racine and Addison a month ago.

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  8. Here is a picture of actual human garbage

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  9. Sadly there is no Utopia where crime does not exist. The police are only playing a catch up game, As you see from every post they catch one even 5 bad guys and more step up in their place.

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  10. And these guys had already been caught for other crimes, multiple times. Without the justice system backing the LEO's, there are no consequences or deterrents for other enterprising youth.

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  11. Thank you judge for the $750K bail amount!

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  12. CWB is an excellent resource for getting the story behind the story. Can we get one of these criminals to fess up on the hows and whys they see our hood as fish in a barrel? I'd like to hear from the horse's mouth (or the other end of the horse in these perp's case) as to what they see happening in Lakeview. (Similar to when CAPS meetings have convicted burglars attend a meeting to suggest safety measures to prevent burglaries)

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    1. Their communication skills involve pointing a gun at another human being. I doubt their education and upbringing allows them to thoughtfully explain all of their actions. I'm pretty sure it boils down to other people have things they want, and they are entitled to take whatever, whenever, because in their world it's "survival". Affluent areas have more stuff. Not much logic goes into it all, just a simple and childlike "I want, I want, I want" tantrum sort of mentality. But with dangerous weapons.

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    2. What a douche.

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  13. the freeby centers are bringing this criminal element in to the neighborhood and then they walk the streets and wait to commit another crime. We need to get criminals loitering and marching with no place to go OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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