Saturday, November 05, 2016

Boystown Robbery Offender Stabbed Repeatedly When Victim Fights Back; 6+Muggings Here Since Friday AM

A would-be robbery victim fought back against two attackers in Boystown early Saturday and sent one man to the hospital with multiple stab wounds, police said. The second offender remains at large.
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The 5:15 a.m. robbery attempt at Roscoe and Halsted is one of at least six muggings in the Boystown neighborhood since Friday morning.

Police said the victim stabbed an 18-year-old man who found his way to Cornelia and Broadway where he boarded a #36 Broadway bus.

Officers responded to the bus after passengers called 911 to report a man covered with blood. The man was in police custody at Illinois Masonic Medical Center with three stab wounds to his chest, police said.

In an extra bit of good news, the victim also managed to gain control of one of his assailant's cell phones, which has been turned over to investigators.

The suspect who remains at large is a black man with dreadlocks who wore all black. He was last seen running east on Roscoe from Halsted Street.

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At least four other people reported robberies in Wrigleyville and Boystown since the conclusion of yesterday's Cubs World Series parade.

* A man was robbed of his camera, iPhone, and $560 cash around 4:15 p.m.near Broadway and Belmont. He told police that three men dressed in Cubs gear threatened him with a knife and demanded his property, then fled. The primary offender was male, black, about 35-year-old, and he wore a white Cubs jersey. The second man was black and wore a gray Cubs shirt. The third offender is described only as a black male teenager, police said.

* Shortly after midnight today, two men were beaten and robbed in the 800 block of West Buckingham in Boystown. A passer-by reported that both men were bloody and one was lying in the street. The victims told police that four black men, including one wearing a black Converse brand hoodie, took a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in the attack.

* Two people were robbed in separate attacks near the Addison Red Line station around 2 o'clock this morning.

About ten men reportedly began attacking people inside of the Subway restaurant at 951 West Addison around 1:50 a.m.

One person reported being punched in the face and robbed of his wallet and phone by the offenders who fled to the Addison Red Line station and boarded a northbound Red Line train, according to a witness.

The primary offender was described as black, 5'4" tall, wearing a red shirt and green shoes.

While police were working with that victim, a woman approached them to report that the men also robbed her at the train station.

* Earlier on Friday, a gunman robbed the Circle K/Shell service station at 801 West Addison.

An employee told police that a man who frequents the area entered the store at 4:10 a.m., pulled out a small revolver, and demanded money from the register.

The offender is a 6'5" tall black man in his early 40's with a cross-shaped tattoo near his left eye. The man, who has cornrows and a goatee, wore a red jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes with white trim at the bottom.
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22 comments:

  1. Good news on the stabbing now if everyone else could just turn the tides on these thieving scum then everything will be great

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    1. problem is a knife to be threatening or big enough to do damage is considered illegal for even an adult law abiding citizen to cary

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  2. What a crappy area. Paying thousands upon thousands of dollars to live in the armpit of the north side.

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    1. You haven't driven through uptown recently. Bums and crazy people everywhere. Drug dealers hanging in the open. All of this on a Saturday morning as I took a short cut to the lakefront for kids soccer game at margate park.

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    2. Lately? Uptown has been that way for a long time

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  3. It's mind boggling that more law abiding get citizens aren't getting their conceal carry permits. I've heard people say it's going to be the Wild West Ifrom that happens. Wake the Hell up. It will be the exact opposite & the robberies will go down once these dumb ass punks realize that good people are willing to protect themselves & their families. This needs to stop. Get back on the El & go back to wherever it is you crawled out from. Take our neighborhoods back.

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  4. That's one way to take a criminal off the street. Too bad he survived.

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  5. Circle/K Shell ??? that is about 1/2 block from the 19th district station. That is where all the PO'S get their coffee. Some districts on the south and west side have permanent posts ordered by the alderperson and district commanders. All 3 shifts have a car detailed to a fixed location 24/7. How about Halsted and Addison only 1/2 a block a from the station ????? Great police coverage... Tom ? Tom ? Earlier you said you wanted to stick it up the Rictets but? How about now? What changed your mind? Some checks in the mail ?

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    1. The gas station should have surveillance cameras. If they don't shame on them. And how can you rob a gas station if you have thick window guards which, I assume they do not have or else how did they get robbed?
      Don't worry. Once Wrigleyville gets rebuilt by the Rickets there will be private security because they won't allow that kind of foolishness to happen and destroy their investment. Especially since very wealthy out of towners will be staying at the hotel and other places.

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    2. I was in that place at least once per day/night for years and never saw a cop in there. Ever. Not even in the parking lot except when they were chasing people out of it during the gay parade.

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  6. If you just defended yourself and stabbed the criminal multiple times - would it be in your best interest to stick around for the police? I am not so sure about that. I hate to say it, but you would be better to get out there and if the police did catch up to you at a later time (witness/camera perhaps) you would get your attorney and make your case as the 'victim'. I don't believe you're under any obligation, when defending yourself, to stick around for the cops. That said - when defending yourself with a handgun, the rules/laws may be different - but even then - why stick around? Call your attorney and be cool.

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  7. where are them police stationed at the red line with dogs that were supposed to be there last October?????/

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    1. Those ARE NOT POLICE DOGS OR POLICE!!! They are mostly unarmed security guards that won't do anything for you. It's just a visual deterrence. By the way the dogs are muzzled, what good will that do????

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    2. again for our neighborhood total BS and the criminals know this when they see muzzled dogs and rent a cops total BS to our community. Next summer Center on Halsted DO NOT PUT FLYERS UP IN BAD NEIGHBORHOODS FOR CRIMINALS TO COME DOWN HERE!

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    3. Quit buying your damn drugs from them too. Go to one of the bars or to their hood like everywhere else in the country.

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  8. our alderman thinks criminals types need a place to hang out. Tunney is "doing a delicate balance" of criminals. Tunnes said this on TV a few years back about a story of criminals robbing and stabbing our innocent law abiding high tax paying citizens.

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  9. We have to get our neighborhood back. We are allowing this by not reporting and not showing up to court. Tunney is creating a state of fear by lack of action. So now it's time for us to take action. Can't wait to hear more stories of thugs having the tables turned on them!

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  10. Oh so much for Taking Back Lakeview group. I thought that was their crown jewel achievement. Didn't anyone want to ask if it's real police sleuth a real dog? So, this person can't even arrest?

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    1. That Taking Back Lakeview group is so lame. They are too politically correct to acknowledge the problems (they don't want to "judge" anyone)...therefore they will never come up with a solution.

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    2. No different than a security guard at Target. Bring this up at your next CAPS meeting. A REAL police dog costs between 10 and 20k plus the salary of the police officer. Criminals know these K9 guys can't touch them. Unfortunately Lakeview citizens are fed this BS line of false security.

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  11. Tunney is not creating a climate of fear -- the thugs are doing that. I'm no Tom supporter, but let's get real. We have serious criminal elements in this city that know that Lakeview and LP are nice neighborhoods with lots of people who are white collar workers and are easy to assault and rob. These areas also have lots of nice homes that are empty during the day, since we're at work. That means they are ripe for burglary and the stealing of our Amazon packages.

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    1. "Support your local merchant".

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