Sunday, August 06, 2017

Robberies On Cannon Drive Draw Investigators' Attention

Two robberies along Cannon Drive near Diversey Harbor have caught investigators’ eyes.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, three men hopped out of a minivan, pushed a man to the ground, and robbed him outside of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon Drive.

The men implied that they had a gun as they took the man’s valuables and climbed back into their silver Chrysler Town & Country, which was driven by a fourth person

The victim could describe the robbers only as Hispanic men.

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Almost exactly one week earlier, a similar robbery attempt was reported two blocks north in the 2600 block of North Cannon Drive.

At 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, two offenders stopped and tried to rob a man on the street. But the would-be victim fled and called police, leaving the criminals empty-handed.

He described the offenders as either two Hispanic men or one Hispanic and one white man. One wore a red jersey, and the other wore a black jersey. Both were last seen running southbound on Cannon Drive.

Robberies and shooting incidents—a rarity in the posh neighborhood adjoining Lincoln Park near the zoo—have been increasing. At least two shooting incidents have been reported in the 2400-2600 blocks of Stockton Drive. And robberies have been popping on up Lakeview Avenue, a row of multi-million-dollar mansions and high-rises that are home to some of Chicago's richest citizens.

In June, CWBChicago profiled one Lakeview Avenue home that was listed for $8.95 million. It hasn't sold yet.
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  1. Every crack and crevice of this city has been infested with pests - spreading their violent disease. We, the law abiding citizens of Chicago, need to get together and take our streets back.

    1. Unless you have the resources and cops to accomplish that, the desire for change is meaningless. There are very powerful politicians in place...Rahm, Preckwinkle, Foxx and others... who do not want the streets taken back.

    2. I don't think you understand, "we, the law abiding citizens of Chicago," have been brainwashed into believing that street crime is a form of social justice. Why do you think they keep voting the same way? The only way to deal with Chicago's current state of affairs is to move.