Sunday, May 07, 2017

Man Charged With Robbing Women Downtown During Wednesday Rush Hour

Salazar (inset) is charged with robbing two women near the Chicago Archdiocese's Quigley Center (left) | Google
An Avondale man has been charged with committing a string of robberies against women in Streeterville and River North during the Wednesday morning rush hour.

Emmanuel Salazar, 22, is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of robbery of a victim over the age of 60, according to court records.

Around 7:10 a.m. on Wednesday, passers-by reported that a man had knocked two women to the pavement during a robbery outside of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago headquarters at 835 North Rush.

The robber got away a purse and a phone, but—perhaps with some divine intervention—he managed to drop his own phone in the process, police said.

Witnesses who saw him jump into the passenger seat of a silver Jeep managed to take note of the car's license plate number as the car sped away.

One of the robbery victims was treated for minor injuries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Minutes after the Rush Street incident, another robbery was reported in the 300 block of North Clark | Google
About 15 minutes later, another robbery attempt was reported in the 300 block of North Clark. A woman who was walking to work at a nearby high-rise fought off the attacker, who fled on foot.

The attempted robbery was caught on a nearby fast food restaurant’s video surveillance system, police said.
Salazar was pulled over and arrested near the Viagra Triangle at Rush and Bellevue | Google
Then, just before 8 a.m., officers located the silver Jeep in traffic near the Viagra Triangle at Rush and Bellevue.

The Jeep was curbed, Salazar was taken into custody, and he was subsequently identified by the victims, according to police records.
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12 comments:

  1. Viagra triangle??!? WTF? 🤔

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    1. I dropped these younger frat type guys from the suburbs off there driving for Uber. I asked them if they knew where they were going. Clark Street has nothing on the toupees and beer bottles flying on Division at 2:15am.

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    2. (Just for the record I usually quit Ubering at 12:30am at the latest as I wasn't doing the bar crowd. The few occasions I did stay out late I can tell you the suburbans drunks and tourists were fun AND funny. Having a great time as that's what it's all about. Nothing at all like the habitual drunks on Halsted St. or picking up the miserable homely city dweller Emily drunk as a skunk from the Lincoln Park Zoo beer fest on a Sunday afternoon and taking her to her home in Wrigleyville......we didn't even make it as I had to cut the ride short and drop her at Halsted/Waveland in the rain. You can only endure so much).

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  2. Well, if they are robbing people in the viagra triangle - at least people will finally pay attention!

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