Thursday, August 10, 2017

Four Robbed In Lakeview, One In Lincoln Square Early Thursday

Three robberies in 90 minutes overnight targeted four victims in Lakeview and a fifth in Lincoln Square this morning, police said.

The first sign of trouble came around 3:25 a.m. when a Lakeview man told police that a man jumped out of a white SUV and started chasing him down the street in a robbery attempt near Southport and Waveland.

The offender—described only as a black male wearing a white hat—returned to the car when the victim out-ran him.

Unfortunately, the victim told police that he did not want to file a report—he just wanted to let them know what was going on.

About 15 minutes later, a man was robbed at gunpoint near Western and Montrose in Lincoln Square. That victim told police that two black men pulled out handguns, took his property, and fled in an older model beige Chevy Impala.

Then, around 3:55 a.m., three people were robbed at gunpoint in the 3000 block of North Racine. The victims told police that two young black men armed with handguns approached them on the street and took their phones and a purse.

The offenders were last seen heading westbound on Belmont. One was wearing all black, and the other had dreads and wore gray sweats. Both were said to be “slender.”

Daytime In North Center

A man was robbed at gunpoint shortly before noon on Wednesday in the 2100 block of West Bradley, police said.

The victim was left startled and bleeding on the street after the brazen hold-up.

He described the offenders as two Hispanic men, one of whom wore a white tank-style tee shirt. They were last seen driving away in a small blue Honda.
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15 comments:

  1. Alderman Pawar lives or did live right around the corner from Montrose and Western, where the Lincoln Square robbery took place and Monday morning’s bank robbery. Gee, do you think he cares? Nope, he’s dreaming about moving into the Gov’s mansion.

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    1. Maybe he is the one committing the robberies?

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    2. I think all aldermen care, but their hands are tied. What are they supposed to do? More police isn't the answer. But one thing that's not happening is what Detroit did. There were so many store robberies that the city council passed a law mandating that all convenience stores and gas stations have HD surveillance cameras installed. If not they were fined ($1000 a month) for every month they did not. We can do like London NYC and even Detroit - mandate that all corners have cameras, that all stores have cameras, that all houses have cameras. Surveillance cameras are a help to detectives ONLY, but it's also a deterrence. The only other alternative is that people start carrying weapons and knives to protect themselves. Or whistles!

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  2. If you are going to get robbed and do not want to file a report, don't call the police just to inform them. You are wasting your time and theirs.

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    1. Not really a waste. It gives the police a pattern so that patrol cars can be on the lookout.
      It's interesting that the northside is being hit like this....and not the southside, maybe because folks on the southside have guns.

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    2. How often do you see a patrol car these days/nights?

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    3. The people who say they change patrols based on calls and civlian reports don't know what they're talking about. Lianna's not the only one in recent threads who has posted this lie. Police reports are the only source of data consulted in deployment, and is the only source of reported crime data to the public. If there's no police report, the crime technically never happened in crime stats.

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    4. " the patrol cars can be on the lookout "...WOW ! Both of them ??

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  3. Pawar doesn't have time to deal with crime in his ward, he is only interested in preaching about how taxes are too low and we need to resist Trump and other pressing social justice warrior issues.

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  4. Used to live on that block. Now street is 1M plus homes. Maybe a new tax increase is in order to hire enough cops to police the tax paying neighborhoods. Sorry I forgot Chicago Values catch and release programs. Well at least they might be off the streets for a few hours.

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    1. if they can afford 1M$ homes, they can afford a private patrol. The Gold Coast did it, The Ricketts did it. They can do it too.

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    2. If you have to hire a private patrol, you should get a partial tax refund... oh! wait , garbage pickup should come out of your taxes paid but there's NOW a separate charge for that...what exactly does exorbitant property taxes pay for ? Oh ! More traffic aides ? Ticket writers ? Stupid crosswalk signs that have to be replaced every six weeks ?

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  5. I like my million dollar home in Lincolnshire better. You can even send your kids to the local schools - some of the best in the nation. We voted with our feet last year.

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  6. If you "voted with your "feet" why to you feel compelled to return via the internet? Stay in Lincolnshire (wherever that is) and enjoy your "million dollar home".

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    1. I also voted with my feet against the mismanagement of the Ward and the City and moved to another state. I didn't want to, but I also did not want to subject my family to the danger of living in Chicago. I continue to visit Chicago-based blogs because I still have friends there who I worry about.

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