Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Southport Wine Shop Robbed During Tuesday Rush Hour


Two offenders robbed an upscale wine shop next to the Southport Brown Line at knifepoint during the evening rush hour Tuesday. No one is in custody.

Commuters and shoppers reported hearing a Galleria Liqueurs employee screaming for help after the robbery unfolded in the store at 3409 North Southport at 5:10 p.m.

The two robbers—one man and a woman—bolted through the store’s rear door, shed some of their clothing, and then fled through the alley, witnesses said. They were last seen outside of the nearby Gap store.

Police said the man was black, skinny, and wore a white t-shirt.

The woman was black, heavyset, and wore her hoodie zipped all the way up.

Rob The W

The overwhelming police force that swarmed into Wrigleyville during last weekend’s World Series Games had little effect on the post-game activity of our neighborhood’s dedicated robbery professionals. Among the reported cases:

Saturday, 2:08 a.m. — A man is attacked, pushed to the ground, and carjacked by a man who takes his Chevy Lumina at Halsted and Wrightwood. Police said the offender is black, male, and 25-years-old.

Saturday, 4:29 a.m. — Another man is jumped and robbed outside of the new Target store at 2650 North Clark Street. The robber pushed the victim against the Target windows with enough force to set off its burglar alarm, police say.

Saturday, 4:38 a.m. — A man is robbed near Newport and Clark by three offenders who brandish a handgun. Nineteenth District officers are short-handed at the time, and they lost track of the victim during their investigation. No report filed.

Saturday, 4:48 a.m. — A robbery victim flags down an officer who is trying to quell a series of fights on the street at Belmont and Sheffield. The officer tries to locate suspects but is not successful.

Friday, 4:30 a.m. — Woman is robbed by two offenders in the 800 block of West Belmont. The woman tells police that two black men wearing dark clothing took her iPhone and her Coach wallet.

Thursday, 7:40 p.m. — A man is robbed at gunpoint in the 800 block of West Fletcher by a gunman who demands his wallet and phone. The offender flees in an older model black Grand Am with a temporary tire on the driver’s side rear. He is described as black, in his 20’s, and 5’10” tall. Police later recover the victim's phone, which was ditched in the 1100 block of West Diversey.
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