Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Gunman Batters Employee, Empties Restaurant Safe Near Belmont Red Line


An employee was battered, held at gunpoint, and ordered to open the safe when she arrived for work Monday morning at Blaze Pizza, 953 West Belmont. The restaurant is located directly next to the Belmont Red Line station.

Police said the victim arrived around 6:30 a.m. and was met by a man in a business suit who was armed with a handgun. The robber battered the female employee and then directed her to the restaurant safe. After cleaning out the money, the man fled through the back door.

The offender is a black man in his late 30’s who has long dreadlocks that are black in front and red in the back. He’s about 6’1” tall, 170 pounds, and was wearing a business suit with a white button-down shirt and a camouflage baseball cap.

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14 comments:

  1. Lakeview is the most crime ridden community that appears safe. Its probably a good thing most people are blissfully unaware or businesses would really be effected.

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  2. Dangerous job. Retail stores are so open to this kind of crime. They have their cash registers practically at the door. I hope the young girl is OK. I hope there was surveillance cameras.
    I know one thing - we need more detectives. We don't need more police, we need detectives to solve these crimes and catch the perps.

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    1. We also need judges who stop letting repeat criminals walk free.

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  3. Aren't there cameras at the NE corner of the intersection AND at the Belmont station that would capture footage considering there is only one main entrance to Blaze?

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    1. We need CCTV cameras at Wellington, Belmont, Addison, and Sheridan stops. Make the feeds public, so that the general public can crowd-police crime at these stops.

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    2. NYC is installing LIVE Stream cameras. We should do the same.

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    3. Who the hell is going to monitor the LIVE Stream videos? There aren't even enough cops to man the streets.

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  4. police have no one actually watching them cameras. We need 3 strikes laws and bring back the death penality. Tunney thinks it nice to delicate balance these violent criminals

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    1. I would like to see these violent criminals getting wood shampoos from cops with delicately balanced batons.

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  5. Judge Calabrese and Judge Luckman would just let these guys get off, if they were caught!

    Criminal Justice in Chicago is non-existent!

    019 District Officer

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  6. My friend was robbed at gunpoint in Lincoln Park at 8am. He obtained footage of the robbery from surrounding homes. The police didn't know what to do with the footage nor where he should send it. They were busy dusting for finger prints and asking him for a description of the thugs but weren't interested in viewing the picture or video of the actual robbery. The police are overwhelmed. It is utter lawlessness everywhere in chicago and no one knows this better than the criminals.

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  7. Blaze Pizza needs 24 hr security..the cost of crime.It is too dangerous for a woman to be the one opening the store or at closing.What a horrendous ordeal.

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    1. i thought the same thing. That whole district of commercial businesses up and down clark and sheffield needs private patrol.

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  8. We can blame Tunney for a lot of things like more night games at wrigley park, but I don't think he has any control over the statutes you site. Ask the governor or your state rep.

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