Monday, November 28, 2016

Armed Robber Targets Boystown Walgreens, Roscoe Village Jewel Sunday

Police believe an armed robbery crew is responsible for holding up two North Side stores early Sunday morning. No one is in custody.

Around 1:30 a.m., a man walked into the Boystown Walgreens at 3201 N. Broadway, approached the register, and pulled out a handgun in an attempt to rob the clerk.

The gunman fled empty-handed (except for the gun, of course) after all of the store employees fled into a back room with their manager.

Video footage shows the gunman run out of the store and climb into the back passenger seat of a vehicle that sped south on Broadway and east on Belmont, police said.

About 20 minutes later, the same man entered the Jewel-Osco at 3400 North Western and robbed a cashier at gunpoint, police said.

He fled the store with two women, and they all climbed into the same white vehicle that was used in the Walgreens attempt, police said.

Police said the gunman is Hispanic, has facial hair, is about 20-years-old, and wore a blue jacket with black sleeves and khaki pants.

Witnesses said the vehicle is a white newer model four-door vehicle with tinted windows, possibly a Maxima or Altima.

The two accomplices at Jewel are described only as black females.
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  1. Probably would have been easier to have "fled" south out of the parking lot then east on Belmont. LOL

  2. "Yo yo why are you hiding in the back? Get me my mother fking money!..... damnnnnnn, I better get out of here"

  3. Walgreens, at the corner of happy and healthy...except in Chicago.

  4. Not certain how the Roscoe Village Jewel could have been robbed at gunpoint. After all, it has a pair of those super-effective stickers on its doors expressly forbidding guns on its premises.

    1. Those stickers only apply to concealed carry permit holders. Those stickers came about during the lawmaking for CCW. They are to advise CCW permit holders that weapons are prohibited by the property owner. It's a misdemeaner charge if violated.

    2. Thank goodness that ban only applies to law-abiding citizens who apply to the Illinois State Police for an Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification Card and submit to a background check (Cost: $10), take a 16-hour combined classroom/range training course (Cost: $250), get fingerprinted (Cost: $60), and apply to the Illinois State Police for a Concealed Carry License and submit to a second background check (Cost: $153.53).

      Businesses are free to impose whatever rules they might wish and the law allows. Similarly, consumers are free to shop (or not) wherever they might wish. Regardless where one might stand on the issue of concealed carry, the posting of those stickers is utterly counterproductive. It eliminates a crime deterrent by advertising to would-be bad guys that there is a near-zero risk to them that anyone inside might be in a position to fight back.

      Here's a simple test: If you're a bad guy and you want to rob a business, which one would you choose? The business with the No Concealed Carry sticker on its front door, or the one without?

      Here in the 19th District, where the "Police Manpower Decline" can be readily tracked on the helpful, multi-colored bar graph on the right side of this page, we're down 99 patrol officers. Can it be any wonder then that the bad guys thought nothing of knocking over a grocery store not 200 yards from the still heavily-visited Belmont/Western police station?

  5. Doesn't anybody get tag number?

    1. Nobody is robbing banks or stores with valid plates. Get real.

      Furthermore, the first new car I puchased in Chicago the delivery porter scored my license tab with a razor blade so it can't be removed in one piece easily which I now know is commin practice in that city.

  6. Was the Oil of Olay safe?