Thursday, August 24, 2017

Robbers Hold Roscoe Village Couple At Gunpoint Thursday

The couple was robbed here near their home in the 2100 block of West Fletcher, police said. | Google
A Roscoe Village couple was held at gunpoint and searched for valuables by a vanload of robbers early Thursday morning, police said.

There is an emerging pattern of similar robberies involving a minivan in Lincoln Square, North Center, and parts of Lakeview, a police source said.

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The man and woman were near their home in the 2100 block of West Fletcher around 12:30 a.m. when four men emerged from a dark minivan and one of the offenders pointed a handgun at the couple.

The other three men patted the couple down in a search for valuables but came up empty handed as the victims didn’t bring anything when they stepped outside.

Police said the offenders are three young black men in their early 20’s. One of them is about 6-feet tall and wore a red shirt. The crew fled westbound on Fletcher in a black or navy blue minivan.
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23 comments:

  1. They should have been "aware of their surroundings" in that neighborhood at that hour of the night. They shouldn't have been "flashing" those expensive keys to that apartment either. You're now supposed to keep them in your pocket or purse and just jump the fence into the courtyard to throw them off.

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  2. Can't even step outside your house on a summer night anymore.

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  3. Maybe it's time for the police to start stop and frisk again

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  4. As you noted, this is now a pattern. Why isn't this on the news or in the paper? Why has no community alert been posted? Thank you, CWB, for your continued diligence in reporting on these incidents.

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  5. Scary stuff. Roscoe Village is very family oriented with lots of small children and young parents. If this keeps up, you'll see moving vans around that area. Naper-thrill here we come!

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  6. This is getting absurd

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  7. This can't have happened.
    Crime is down - Rahm says so.

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  8. Great gesticulations, and wild gnashing of the teeth by citizens, and STILL there will be no change to how crime is addressed by our "leaders".

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  9. They need to have more police patrolling, perhaps on bikes?? Or just tell robbers to go to mayor rahmbo house...

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    1. by whom?...we receive bare bones coverage...we are on our own.

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  10. wow, they took their time and patted down their victims

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    1. For what its worth, if they're caught the pat down will constitute assault of some kind.

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  11. Rahm says crimes are down and everything is Perfect and he would rather spend millions of dollars fighting United States Government in lawsuits to protect illegal criminals. He thinks protecting illegal behavior is more Important then hiring more police officers by spending millions to keep us sanctuary for criminals. This corrupt city is upside down. Thanks rahm. Thanks prekwinkle. Crime is down so they say. They wouldn't lie would they? Ha ha ha. I didn't vote for him or that Jesus chewie Garcia or Sugar Tax Queen. Exit Chicago. It's the only way people ! Worse and worse everyday

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  12. Well it's their own fault. This could have easily been avoided by have the "No Guns Allowed" sticker on their car. I bet both their CCL AND FOID cards will get revoked, serves them right ! That'll show them !

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  13. Theres AD space available on building faces Circle K gas station on Halsted /Addison facing air tire pump area. What a perfect area to put a banner for CWB Chicago.Com so all people who visit and live here would realize that Boystown and surrounding area, the only truth anyone will find in media on crime related issues. 3 months would be enough time to get activity more than quadrupled on this site.

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  14. serious question, if I walked up on this happening and I had a gun, would I be allowed (legally) to shoot the guy with the gun? what kind of litigation would I be looking at?

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    1. This is why it is imperative for concealed weapon holders to take a class and pass a test.
      Yes, you could intervene.
      And hope like he'll that the armed offender doesn't shoot his two victims.

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    2. You will learn in your CCW course that you should take every possible measure to avoid or flee if safely possible. Assuming you did not initiate the conflict and you truly believe you are in grave danger and that your life is at risk you may use deadly force to defend yourself. If you kill the offender you can most likely count on a civil suit.

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  15. Gunman robbed 3 last night close to Roscoe Tap.

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  16. These are crazy times. And, this group will move if they are afraid of being caught. Our neighborhood is great because we of our community. As a community, we need to ACT. More police is not the only answer. Rely on your friends, neighbors and if you see something, act on it. Call the police.
    We call the police whenever we have a solicitor who knocks on our door to swell something - we have a no solicitation sign on our door. Seem extreme? Our house was robbed in 2008. Solicitor came to our front to see if we were home. Knocked on the front and when they realized we weren't home, they broke into the back door.
    If we as a community speak out and protect our neighborhood, then most of the criminals will move elsewhere.

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