Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Four Robberies Within Two Hours During Tonight's Evening Commute; Boystown, Roscoe Village, Graceland West Hit

Approximate locations of four robberies reported within two hours on Tuesday evening | BatchGeo
Wow. What an afternoon.

At least four people were robbed within two hours during this evening’s commute across the Town Hall police district. No one is in custody.

From Boystown to Roscoe Village to Graceland West, the 911 calls came hot ’n’ heavy. Here’s what we know:

• 3200 block of North Oakley in Roscoe Village: A North Center man told police that he was walking on the street when three men approached him from behind, beat him up, and robbed him around 4:15 p.m.

The offenders were three black men: one wearing a red shirt fled northbound on Oakley; one wearing a black shirt ran westbound on Belmont; the third ran in an unknown direction. All were about 5’11” tall and 16-19 years old.

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• 1400 block of West Belle Plaine in Graceland West: Several witnesses reported seeing two teenagers knock a woman to the ground, then try to take her purse and phone. The robbery failed, and the woman did not immediately file a police report, according to a source.

The offenders were two black men 17-21 years old. One was about 6-feet tall and wore a red shirt. The other is a bit shorter and wore a white shirt. They were last seen running eastbound on Belle Plaine around 5:45 p.m.

• 3500 block of North Reta in Boystown: Two men jumped a woman and stole her phone around 6:15 p.m., police said.

The offenders were two black males between 13 and 21-years-old. One was barefooted, 5’10” tall, and fled in a red Jeep that was last seen turning west on Addison near the 19th District Police station. The other offender stood about 6’2” tall and was wearing red shorts. He fled on foot in an unknown direction.

• Seminary and Barry in Lakeview: A woman was robbed on the street by a man who jumped into in a black Ford Escape that was last seen northbound on Seminary around 6:30 p.m. The offender was a black man who stands about 5’9” tall.
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10 comments:

  1. What's really ironic is that this is petty crime. The property taken is less than $500. They're not getting anything worth anything. No diamonds, jewelry, they're just creating terror.

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    1. It's a grab-bag situation. One person may have nothing but mints and lipstick in their purse; another may have hundreds of dollars. Also, it's a thrill to steal from people - it makes them feel powerful and gives them a rush to break the law. Finally, many of them look on it as "revenge" against people who have better lives than they do.

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    2. Petty Crime? I think the people who got robbed would beg to differ.

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    3. Even if each kid only gets $50 per robbery, that's still $200 for 2 hours of work. If that's all they do on any given day and take weekends off, it's the equivalent of a $70k job (I'm assuming thieves don't voluntarily pay taxes). The risk certainly outweighs that for most people, but I hardly say it isn't worthwhile to some.

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  2. Still not as much thievery as the sugar beverage tax.

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  3. The Oakley three approached my daughter at about 4:05. One broke from the pack and came up behind her. She stopped and stared him down, which worked, because they continued on and robbed the dude on Roscoe. I called the cops after I read your report and they said a detective wouldn't even see the report for 2 days, because there is so much of this going on they cannot possibly keep up. You're on your own out there, remember that. Swell planter medians though Rahm.

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  4. I don't walk these streets without a good can of oc spray and my licensed firearm. Spraying these punks will send them back where they came from, each and every time! Wake up and quit taking one on the chin for crying out loud! I'm sick and tired of reading these posts where the bad guy wins every time. WTF ?

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    1. I carry pepper spray called Mean Green (by Fox Laboratories?) which will sting and turn a person green at the same time. My sister said a can of aerosol wasp spray could work even better. More of it. Can u see the whole neighborhood walking around with wasp spray? I say whatever it takes!

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  5. Ol' dumb ol' me....don't have any diamonds or jewelry to take ..so it's okay if I'm " terrorized"? What's wrong with me ...can't I see that a gun in my face is petty ? I just can't figure out how long it's going to take me to adapt to a society that accepts such things as normal. My life before such " enlightenment" was so much simpler . "THERE'S RIGHT AND THERE'S WRONG"...seemed to be reasonable for years and years.

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  6. Exactly! I am AMAZED that people think arming themselves legally is a bad idea. Ummm...so just the criminals should be armed so you stay safe?

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