Thursday, January 05, 2017

Woman Pushed Down, Robbed Near Big & Little's

The woman was robbed just north of Big & Little's restaurant on Kenmore | Google
A Lakeview woman was pushed to the ground and robbed Wednesday evening by a group of men who jumped out of a passing car, police said.

The victim was walking in the 3200 block of North Kenmore around 9:30 p.m. when two or three offenders ran up to her and demanded her purse. They then pushed her to the sidewalk and returned to their car, which fled southbound on Kenmore.

She was able to get help at the nearby Big & Little's restaurant.

Few details are available about the offenders, except that they wore black puffy coats and beanie caps. Their vehicle is a midsize black SUV, police said.

Lincoln Square Mugging

An afternoon robbery left a man shaken in Lincoln Square on Tuesday.

The man told police that he was walking near Lincoln and Leland around 1:50 p.m. when an unknown gunman robbed him and forced him to lie on the ground.

The hold-up played out just steps from the popular Lincoln Square shopping and dining district.

According to the victim, the gunman is a black man in his early 20’s who stands about 5’8” tall. The offender wore a dark coat and fled westbound on Leland from Lincoln with the victim’s cash, phone, and keys.
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22 comments:

  1. I can not wait until spring when my wife and I sell our condo and move away from Lakeview.

    The crime continues to be out of control.
    Our taxes went up 30% for what??? Thugs regularly robbing citizens, unresponsive police, judges that will not hold these criminals responsible, and ineffective politicians like Tunney and Rahm that hold none of the above responsible.
    Professionals in Lakeview have no other option to protect their families but to sell their properties and move. These issues are not getting better...they are getting worse.

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    1. Also, the more the tax base is drained and the more government spends the less value your dollars have--equation: 2+2=0. While someone in the suburbs might be living in a $700,000 house with a huge yard to maintain, their dollar goes much further than even the most frugal inner city dweller--who isn't on welfare. It's basically insane for any thinking person who cares about his future to live in cities like Chicago. It's literally like flushing your hard-earned money down the toilet. Why would anyone do that?

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    2. Congratulations on leaving Lakeview,

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    3. You are absolutely correct. Where do you plan to move? My significant other and I want to move as well, but we will sorely miss our urban lifestyle....being able to walk to stores, restaurants, only having one car, etc. Makes me really mad that we have to leave. :(

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    4. We should had never bought in Chicago but we did - and 10 yrs later we sold our condo fro 10K less than we bought it. We should have simply spent more and bought in SF.

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  2. Its hard to keep your head on a swivel and avoid these thugs when they are now circling around our neighborhood 3-4 to a car, ready to jump out and jump you in a matter of seconds with really no way to avoid them... Probably more of them out and about in cars as they know the police won't chase them.

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    1. Many of the attackers's cars are stolen.
      How do we get the punishment for driving a stolen car increased dramatically.
      Also increase the penalty for driving without insurance and without a drivers license.

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    2. Yep, and this fact is terrifying. My guy leaves for work very early and has to walk a block and a half to where we park our car. I worry about him every day. It is absolutely ridiculous that we are forced to live like this....that the thugs rule the street and we are sitting ducks.

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    3. It's a shame when your gym in E. Lakeview opens at 5am but you don't dare walk there from Lakeview East until the sun comes up. Yes, I realized all the perks of urban living along with the higher housing costs but it's all been stripped away.

      Plain and simple, you're paying a premium for many things you're not getting nor able to enjoy. I'm am so relieved I was smart enough not to buy a home there. If I did, I'd be protesting on the streets right now.

      Hello from another state!

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  3. city RUINED by violent crime..imported from other areas

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    1. Or ruined by brainwashed voters?

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    2. And Rahm he's incompetent.

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    3. Neighborhood RUINED by Center On HAlsted and other organizations putting up flyers in shoot um up neighborhood telling them we have programs and the center and life is nice and easy down here so come and stay for the summer we even have free church beds and free meals so you won't get picked on by the neighbors cause they real friendly. That is why we (Lakeview) are being attacked

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    4. EXACTLY. THEY WERE INVITED.

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    5. ....and your drug dealers were "invited" too. Go to THEIR neighborhood to buy your dope like any other city I've lived in. Shit, I saw a local bartender hocking something out of a backpack on one of your infamous corners. Even he doesn't shit where he sleeps.

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  4. I'll bet she was "smarting off" to them and "deserved it anyway". This is a direct quote from a 40-something Chicago (city proper) native regarding a similar situation years ago. I was advised their "goal" is to ditch that E. Lakeview condo and be outta that city by Spring. We'll see.

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  5. Its a shame Tunneys and Cappelmans has let this nice area of the city turn into such an cesspoll lately!!!

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  6. Broadway Youth Center on Wellington is moving:
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Wellington-Ave-Church-seeks-community-organization-for-space/57675.html

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  7. 60 Minutes nailed the real problem with policing this week. Until proactive policing is back, we are in a continued state of lawlessness. Call 911 for ANY suspicious activity if you want to do your part as this is the only way officers will show up. A quick call is the only probable cause they need to stop people and question them without living under the fear of profiling, ACLU prosecution, or those damn contact cards.

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    1. This is very interesting. I didn't realize the calls played this role.

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    2. I've said this before, I call 911 and the dispatcher tells me that unless there is an actual crime taking place real time they cannot do anything, and that I'm the one, in fact, guilty of a crime for making an erroneous emergency call. I'm told to call 311. When I do call 311, they put me through to 911, where I'm told I'm a criminal. Screw Chicago. May it burn.

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