Monday, May 22, 2017

Man Held At Gunpoint While Robbers Pick Off His Valuables In Boystown—They Even Took His Cookbook!

The man told police he was forced to lie on the ground at gunpoint near Halsted and Brompton | Google
A man was forced to lie on the ground while being held at gunpoint as a gang of five thieves stripped away his valuables on a Boystown side street Sunday evening. No one is in custody.

The victim told police that he was near Halsted and Brompton around 9 p.m. when a man pulled out a gun and forced him to the ground. While one man held him at gunpoint, two others searched him and took his property while yet another two men served as lookouts.

Taken were the victim’s cell phone, cash, credit cards, keys, and a cookbook with his favorite recipes, according to police.

The gunman was black, had dreadlocks, and wore a black hoodie with dark pants that had blue and white writing on the side. He was armed with a silver handgun.

The other robbers were described only as four black men, two of whom carried green drinking bottles.

Gunmen Demand Lakeview Woman's PIN

Earlier on Sunday, a Lakeview woman reported being robbed at gunpoint by two men near Henderson and Ravenswood, police said.

The victim was near the 3300 block of North Ravenswood around 1 a.m. when the men walked up to her, pulled out a gun, and took her bright red backpack, which contained her phone and wallet. One of the men demanded the woman’s debit card PIN before they fled the scene, police said.

The offenders are described as two black men in their 30’s. One wore a light gray hoodie.

Both men sped off in a car that was waiting near Ravenswood and Henderson, the woman said.

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  1. They were obviously worried sick about getting caught by cops with the police station so close. Or not.

  2. Brazen! Wow! They're not worried doing an armed robbery at 9pm in a heavy vehicle and foot traffic area.

    Doesn't bode well for the summer.

  3. I saw Sheriff Tom Dart on 60 minutes and really think he should run for Mayor. We could then truely see change in this city.

    1. Dart is an idiot. He can't run the jail.

    2. Are you being serious or sarcastic? Because if you're being serious, you want to spend some time on the Second City Cop blog.

    3. Please tell me you are being sarcastic or are new to the city. If not, you're part of the problem thinking people like him are a fix!

  4. And it took the Police 75 minutes to respond....

  5. The center on Halsted and the Crib on Addison that keeps being these low lifes are to blame for most of these low life shit heads in the area. Also the lazyness of CPD with thier dont fix it till its broke methodical ways..... Thank God for the extra Security detail on Halsted provided by off duty Officers/Security otherwise it be a lot worse. Cpd always has tons of Cops on foot, in cars and posted on Clark street but are never in Boystown unless they are called out. The scum bags are flocking in large numbers in Boystown openly commiting crimes , loitering, drinking in public, being a public nusiance, drug dealing etc etc.... grow some balls CPD and be proactive like you are on Clark st with the dozens of officers that sit and do nothing half the night on clark, put them on Halsted with the Halsted Security detail !!!