Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wrigleyville: *Another* Woman Robbed At Gunpoint; Neighborhood's 11th Hold-Up Of The Month


A Wrigleyville woman became our neighborhood's 11th robbery victim of the month this morning when four men took her cellphone and credit cards at gunpoint in the 3700 block of North Wilton.

The victim said the offenders approached her and two of them pulled out handguns near the intersection of Grace and Wilton around 1:45 a.m.

A neighbor who called 911 told us, "I heard a man, or two men yelling, a car horn, and then very scared woman screams."

Police responded quickly, but were not able to capture the offenders, who are described as thin black men in their early 20's. One of them wore a blue hoodie.

Cops said the robbers, who fled in a silver Chevy Malibu or Impala, ditched the woman's cellphone in the 2300 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 15 minutes after the hold-up.

Investigators are trying to determine if the woman was robbed by the same group of thugs who robbed three women at gunpoint in less than 90 minutes early Tuesday morning.

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13 comments:

  1. Here's a thought. A day where every phone can be tracked. So big brother is the lesser of 2 evils. All transactions are electronic and zero paper tender is needed to carry around with you. Then what do the thugs have to gain? Other than the threat of being tracked down.

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    1. What will they have to gain? You watch, your jewelry, your phone...pretty much anything material you have.

      As long as there are people, there will be crime. The answer isn't to eliminate privacy (by making all transactions traceable and digital), the answer is to hang the assholes doing the crimes. You don't punish good people (by taking away their natural born right to privacy) in an attempt to get rid of the bad.

      Eliminating cash will merely better enable another brand of crooks (the gov't) to steal more efficiently from you.

      I see many of the same names and faces cropping up time and time again in these mugging stories. Clearly the people committing these crimes are not learning from their "mistakes." At some point, society needs to flat out decide a person is irredeemable and put their lights out. We cannot afford to keep pardoning vermin that want to make our neighborhoods and cities unsafe.

      I have had enough of giving up rights and freedom in a ridiculous attempt to clamp down on bad people. You don't revamp society to accommodate crooks and terrorists, you get rid of the damn crooks and terrorists, preferably in such a manner that scares the living bejeezus out of anybody else contemplating crime as a career move.

      Do you think that some banger wannabee would dare start mugging if they just watched three criminals from their neighborhood kick and twist at the end of a noose? Do you think a politician would lie and accept bribes and hide emails if they just saw another one get lined up against a wall and shot for treason for doing so?

      It's brutal, yes, but that is the only language that sociopaths understand...fear for their misbegotten hides. At one time society understood that, and one day it will again, but probably not until a lot of innocent people suffer unnecessarily at the hands of criminals.

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    2. Excellent response to the douche who wants to track all phones to stop crime. I also am sick of those who think clamping down on the rights of law-abiding citizens will solve crime. Just like those who think more gun laws will keep criminals from having guns. Geezus H. Christ those people are fucking morons. It pisses me off every time I want to buy some spray paint and realize I can't do that in Chicago because of the same kind of fucked up logic.

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  2. The good news about all these crimes is that one by one, the victims are being educated firsthand of the lies that the politicians and social service agencies and revrunds have shoved down our throats for years as they vie for power and control and wealth while ignoring the safety of law-abiding citizens. Perhaps those victims will remember that the next time they are in an election booth.

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    1. I have always voted democrat, and where has it gotten me.
      This election I am voting Republican. Perhaps the Republicans will close down center on halsted and build more jails.

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  3. These people pay all of these skyhigh property taxes and sales taxes to live in this neighborhood for this BS?

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  4. Going to be a Busy Saturday night tonight with Cubs game. Some one man cars No traffic car. Jackie took off Again somehow on a busy Saturday night. Wow how does this happen?
    Be safe everyone and back each other up always....

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  5. So they take the phone but are not interested in keeping it? I wonder what the motivations are there.

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  6. No one wants to say this but I firmly believe after 10 years in Lakeview that a great % of these crimes have a 'hate' component to them. That means it's not all about the victim(s)' iPhone or $40 bucks in his wallet/her purse.

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    1. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (and sometimes they take nothing)

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    2. I hate them more than they hate me.

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    3. Get a gun permit and a gun or at least pepper spray.

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  7. hate or I believe these teen and young 20's career criminals make a game of it on the gay people so they think

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