Sunday, April 30, 2017

Woman Escapes Robbery Near Wrigley Field Sunday; Two Other Lakeview Victims Not So Lucky

The woman was near Waveland and Sheffield when two men tried to rob her this morning. | Google
Police are investigating two robberies in our area this morning. No one is in custody.

Most recently, two men tried to rob a woman on the street near Wrigley Field.

The men approached her near Waveland and Sheffield around 5:30 a.m., announced a robbery, and implied that they had a handgun, the woman said.

She opted to run from the men and called police from the Starbucks at Addison and Sheffield.

The woman said both offenders are black men in their late teens or early 20’s. They stand between 5’7” and 5’11” tall. Both wore dark clothing and were last seen heading northbound on Sheffield, according to the victim.

Will's Northwoods Inn at Racine and Nelson | Google
Earlier this morning, two people were robbed at gunpoint on the street near Will's Northwoods Inn, 3032 North Racine.

The victims told police that two offenders approached them, displayed a silver handgun, and demanded their valuables around 12:45 a.m.

After collecting two wallets and an iPhone, the robbers fled northbound in the west alley of Racine.

The suspects are described as two black male teens. One stands about 5’6” tall and weighs about 140 pounds. The other is 5’8” tall and weighs about 200 pounds. One wore a gray hoodie, and the other wore a dark hoodie, the victims said.
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9 comments:

  1. Shhhh! Ricketts and local media want you to feel safe around the Wrig. Can't let Cubs "fans" know that they're not safe on the Norf Side.

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    1. Seriously though. Went to a sox game, parked for free on 31st and walked to the park. I feel safer going to Sox games than going out in my own neighborhood past 11pm....

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  2. Sounds like the same two guys.

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  3. I've gotta echo the prior poster. I've never felt unsafe around the Sox park (even with drunk Sox fans). There is a reason why I am counting down the days until I move this summer. I love you Chicago, but you have A LOT of issues to fix.

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    1. Sometimes I find myself wondering when something like this will happen to me.

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    2. I've lived in this city a decade and as a petite white woman I am completely stunned that I have never been mugged or attacked yet. Though I have been grabbed while out running, so maybe that counts? I feel the longer I stay here the more I push my luck.

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  4. The answer is private patrol. Are the businesses willing to kick in and pay for it?

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    1. I'm inclined to think that the answer is a mayor and elected officials who actually give a shit about the safety of taxpaying citizens. But then again this is Chicago, so I guess that's too much to ask.

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  5. That ^^^^^ is the dumbest answer ever. They already Kicked in for it. The answer is to give those residents and business owners the protection they paid the City for with all those taxes.

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