Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN: Juveniles Charged With Mugging 80-Year-Old In Lincoln Park

UPDATE 3:07PM— This afternoon, CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the two suspects have been released on electronic monitoring.
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Two juveniles are in custody and facing charges in connection with Tuesday evening’s mugging of an 80-year-old woman in Lincoln Park, police said.

Family members brought the boys to the Area North Headquarters today after seeing a surveillance image of the suspects that police issued to the media on Wednesday night, Chicago Police Officer Christine Calace said.

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The juveniles, ages 16 and 17, are charged with one count of felony robbery of a victim over the age of 60 and one felony count of aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60.

Witnesses reported seeing two boys knock an elderly woman to the ground and take her purse in the 1400 block of West Lill at 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Late on Wednesday, police issued this surveillance image that allegedly shows the suspects running from the crime scene.

The victim was not seriously injured and did not require emergency medical assistance, police said.

Further information about the suspects will not be released because they are juveniles.
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28 comments:

  1. How refreshing that their families turned them in. Is it possible there's a parent out there willing to do the right thing?

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    1. If I was their parents they would of arrived at the police station black and blue wit lumps all over their bodys

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    2. The parents probably did not have much choice. The photo was widely circulated and the cops would have found the kids in a day or two.

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  2. It's a bit of good news that the families turned them in, but that is only part of the solution. The important part now is to put them into the system and hope that they truly see that the consequences aren't worth it.

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  3. Well I got back some of my faith in humanity

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  4. Now, lock them up and throw away the key.

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  5. Hard to believe but nice to see there are families that have the foresight to try and change the future for these two. Whatever the punishment they receive it will be less than than the damage they have done to the victim.

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  6. Awesome. Thanks for the update CWB!

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  7. Reading these type of headlines always makes me happy and giddy. Crimes like this are so disgusting, that when these dipshits are finally caught you can't help but feel a sense of relief and happiness. Again, you gotta blame the parents for the upbringing of their children. I was always taught to respect elders, let alone attack and Rob them. Really glad at least there were some family members with enough respect and dignity to turn them in. Just gotta hope they get a good judge that will make them pay, and not just give out a year of probation. Thanks CPD for following through on this one.

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    1. CPD follows through on all crimes. This was different because the family has a conscience and brought the junior thugs to the Police. Let's hope the Court doesn't just slap their wrists and send them right back to the community so they can rob again.

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  8. Nice job family, maybe you can turn these kids around unlike the rest of the repeat offenders on CWB. Lets hope we never hear about these two again!

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  9. Wow - what a difficult thing to do as a parent. My sincere respect to these families for doing the right thing. It will benefit these kids in the long run. Nice job CPD as well!

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    1. How is it diffucult if your child is a true monster out there hurting 80 year old women? You need to check yourself and its scary to think that you would let this behavior go on just because its your kid.

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    2. If they had done their jobs as parents, their rotten kids wouldn't be out beating up 80-year old women.

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    3. "If they had done their jobs as parents, their rotten kids wouldn't be out beating up 80-year old women."

      I feel like there's only so much you can do when the kid is 15+; some kids just grow up to be fkups, regardless of parental input.

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    4. "Apparently they're not parents" - Eminem. LOL

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  10. My wife got mugged in Lakeview and had her purse taken and chased the perpetrater down where he was then tackled by another neighbor. We hope the neighbor who saved the day comes forward as we lost track of him. His first name is Grant. It is great to know there are vigilant people and parents who do the right thing when crimes like this are committed.

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    1. Why come forward? No thanks. Your welcome. Best to stay out of the news in this political climate.

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    2. She shouldn't have been "flashing that expensive purse around that area" or "exchanging words with them" in the first place! Where did she think she was? Naperville? Birmingham, Michigan?

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  11. Throw these violent, sociopathic, crooks in jail.
    They’re laughing. This is someone’s mother or grandmother. So sad and disturbing.

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  12. "Family members brought the boys to the Area North Headquarters"
    Electronic monitoring makes sense in this case, given that the parents of the kids actually give a damn.

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    1. Are you nuts!!!!!, nothing short of a custodial sentence makes any sense, they mugged an 80 year old. Get them off the streets!!

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  13. I just wonder what was going through the minds of these kids when they first saw that 80 year old.

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    1. Predator sees prey, stalks and attacks. When acting on instinct, and with no conscience whatsoever, not much to think about.

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  14. Surprised people who would do something so low have parents who are in their lives.

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  15. Electronic monitoring is a joke. Try them as adults and keep them in jail. Quit enabling criminals, the Rahm and foxx way.

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  16. putting them in jail: they learn "better" criminal skills.
    -military or similar? -structured facility/ prison-school w/ viable trade option?
    anyone w/ a record has sh-t options when they get out, and just commit more crime.
    > For profit prisons: not the answer. We don't rehabilitate in the USA.
    I certainly believe there's a price to pay for crime, and if someone was conceal-carry, these 2 would get what came in that moment.. But it's all evidence of multiple broken systems that the 40% who do vote, and the 60% apathetic who don't, as well as accepting what we're offered from corrupt political systems, allow.

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