Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lakeview Robbery Alert Issued After Two Are Mugged Near Wrigley Field Sunday; Six Cases Connected

Detectives last night issued a separate warning about a series of armed robberies in the Lakeview area. Another robbery crew, also working the North Side, was profiled in a different police warning last week.

The new alert follows two muggings in Wrigleyville and nearby Lakeview on Sunday and Monday:

• Two people sought help at the fire station outside of Wrigley Field after being robbed around 5:10 a.m. on Sunday, The victims were in the 1200 block of West Waveland when two offenders approached them, displayed a handgun, and demanded valuables. The robbers were last seen running southbound on Racine. This robbery is included in the police alert.

• Not included in the alert is the robbery of a woman in the 600 block of West Belmont around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. The victim was jumped and robbed of her purse by an offender who was last seen jumping a fence near Orchard and Briar. He is described as a black, 5’6” tall, and wearing a red flannel shirt with blue jeans.

In the alert released last night, police describe a pattern of robberies in which one or two offenders approach victims on the street and take property at gunpoint. Police said the suspects are black men between 18- and 25-years-old; 5’8” to 6-feet tall; 140-180 pounds with braided hair. One man often wears a black Chicago White Sox hat.

The alert mentions six specific crimes. (Click on each for CWBChicago’s original reporting on the case.)
• 500 block of W. Surf on August 19, 2017 at 1:30am.
• 1700 block of W. Barry on September 01, 2017 at 10:45pm.
• 3700 block of N. Bosworth on September 05, 2017 at 10:07pm.
• 1000 block of W. Grace on September 06, 2017 at 12:00am.
• 3000 block of N. Greenview on September 09, 2017 at 1:47am.
• 1200 block of W. Waveland on September 10, 2017 at 5:10am. (Info included above)
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Area North investigators at (312) 744-8263.
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  1. All brought to you, courtesy of the Winnetka Experiment! Meanwhile, the Iraqi Palace Guard is stationed on Hermitage so that you cannot be protected! A vote for the Winnetka Experiment in 2019 guarantees a loss in your safety. You have been warned! Vote this sociopath out of office and see how he feels as a regular citizen!

    1. Sadly, short of the NORKS successfully launching an EMP attack; Rahm - like Daley - will NEVER be a "regular citizen". He will always be surrounded by an armed cadre (either publically or privately funded); immune from the crime, never afraid to walk the streets.

  2. 5:10 a.m....thugs working around the clock! Aside from legally arming one's self, what EXACTLY do folks think will change this? Not like a cop is standing on every corner.

    1. Even if they were there is not much they could do. City hall has forced them into a no win situation. You are on your own. Get armed and trained, the life you save might be your own.

  3. Can you say public safety disaster ? I knew ya could !

  4. Wait until victims start fleeing into the shiny new Hotel Zachary.

  5. CPD is sure timely with their warnings, to bad the are always after the fact. Nice job. Why not just issue a blanket citywide warning telling everyone they leave their homes at their own peril. Because that is exactly the current situation in your fine city. Sanctuary for criminals but not citizens. You can thank your city and county governments for creating this situation.

  6. What good would calling area north do. With a 13% clearance rate on homicides not sure they would be much help. Sorry but that is that a fact, very easy to getaway with murder in Chicago. Might be time to close the cold case investigations and put those detectives on current cases. Might get the clearance rate up a few points.