Monday, May 15, 2017

Shoplifting Turns Ugly At Lakeview Mariano's

A routine shoplifting turned violent Monday afternoon at Mariano’s 10-month-old Lakeview East store, 3030 North Broadway.

Lakeview East Mariano's seen last autumn on Google Street View.
Around 3 o'clock, an employee confronted two young thieves as they tried to walk out of the store without paying.

The offenders refused to comply and turned violent, kicking and punching the worker before fleeing south on Broadway, a witness said.

Police scoured the area for the offenders, who now face felony robbery charges, but the cops came up empty-handed.

The first offender is described as a young black man, 6’1” tall, wearing a dark blue shirt, dirty blue jeans, and a skull cap. He wore a black backpack with silver striping on the back.

The second offender, also said to be a young black man, has short dreads and he wore a brown polo shirt with a white t-shirt underneath along with dirty blue jeans, boots, and a black backpack.

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18 comments:

  1. I hope they had surveillance cameras and you'll be to post photos of the offenders.

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  2. Welcome to the neighborhood! I hope Rahm had a ribbon cutting ceremony!

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    1. Not sure if Rahm was there but there are pictures posted all over showing Tunney at the ceremony. You know he can't pass up a ribbon cutting event.

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  3. Even before reading the descriptions of these two fine upstanding young men, I knew them. At around 7pm Monday I was walking out of the Belmont station behind two gentlemen whose descriptions you may read above. Right down to the backpacks, short dreads and nasty saggy jeans. I remember them so well because, walking down Belmont towards Clark, one of them was smoking and I wanted around them. I had to work at getting around them because they managed to take up the entire sidewalk. I had a sneaking suspicion they were up to no good. I noticed that both of their backpacks had unzipped compartments. I guess that saves time on stuffing the loot inside and making the getaway. So Mariano's at 3pm and back for more at 7pm.

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  4. Mariano's will need security in their store. The Lakeview area has now become a violent place to live. Shootings, armed robberies, rapes, etc. and the local news does not report it. With the summer coming, all of the above will become much worse. We have a mayor who does not give a damn!

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  5. The Mariano's that was robbed yesterday is a very nice store. The problem is that the Store Director doesn't want to spend money on security, because that cost would affect his P&L, and that would mean that he would get less of a bonus! It's a joke! The criminals know that there is limited security in the store, and they keep coming back to shoplift.

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    1. And you know this, how? Privvy to Mariano's comp plan and store financials are you?
      As if the Mariano's people don't track 'shrinkage' on a weekly basis. And like that's not figured into the store's P&L.
      Stop putting out your grossly uninformed speculation as 'fact'.

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    2. Those damn "suit and coat" CEOs at it again!

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  6. Security is needed at Mariano's at all times. And each and every employee at Mariano's at that location needs to have an emergency call device with them. The Lakeview area is a cesspool with all of the very unreported crime.

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    1. i see the the lady in the parking security vehicle sleeping all the time when i go to the gym around 5:30am. money well spent there! :)

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  7. This city is disgusting.

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  8. *clutches pearls* NOT MARIANO'S!!!

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  9. I'm not even two months removed from Lakeview after leaving for the peace and quiet of the north suburbs. The worst I've had to deal with was a slower-than-usual train that caused traffic to back up west of the Metra tracks. It's also been hard to adjust to how courteous many young kids are, as well as older retirees working in grocery and other stores, always pleasant and eager to assist others. Sitting on my back patio right now, don't even have a fence, and don't have the slightest fear that some asshole is going to walk into my yard and harm me.

    I hate seeing what is happening to Lakeview after enjoying the 9-10 years I lived there.

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  10. They bounce back from Marionos to the Jewel on broadway the only difference is Jewel has security and their security will kick the shit out of these offenders if they try to harm the security.

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  11. Mariano's needs to hire Matt DeLeon as a security guard.

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  12. the whole foods at fullerton has an armed guard

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  13. Posting as Anonymous. We are done with Lakeview and closing our store. Good luck to all of you!
    We have had a year of nothingness. No business, just worrying everyday we'll get robbed. Nookies, Melrose??? Wake up!

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