Wednesday, September 06, 2017

WRIGLEYVILLE: 3 More Armed Robberies Since Monday; Man Pistol-Whipped Twice On Waveland

Three robberies have been reported in and near Wrigleyville since Monday morning, police said. | BatchGeo
At least three more armed robberies have been reported in and near Wrigleyville since Monday and police say one of them is connected to a robbery crew that has struck at least 13 times since August 22.

Here’s the latest:

• A Lakeview man was pistol-whipped in the head two times during a robbery at Waveland and Racine around 3 a.m. on Monday. The victim told us that the men took his wallet, phone, and Apple Watch before he was able to get away.

Detectives yesterday issued an alert in which they said the robbery is part of a 13-robbery pattern that has seen victims get struck in the head with guns or other objects and held at gunpoint.

The alert says the robbers are Hispanic men between 18 and 26-years-old who are using an older model gray or silver sedan. They stand about 5’9” tall, have medium builds, and usually wear dark hoodies or dark jackets.

See all of the alert details HERE.

• Two people were robbed at gunpoint around 10:05 last night in the 3700 block of North Bosworth (Bosworth/Grace). The offenders approached the victims on the street, pulled out a handgun, and demanded valuables. They fled southbound on Bosworth with a woman’s purse and two phones. The offenders are two tall, thin black men in dark hoodies. One has dreadlocks, and the other wore dark pants.

• The same robbers are believed to have struck again about two hours later in the 1000 block of West Grace. As in the earlier robbery, they approached a woman on the sidewalk, pulled out a handgun, and demanded her valuables. The two fled westbound toward Clark Street with the woman’s purse.

The victim offered similar descriptions as in the Grace robbery, and she remembered that one of the offenders was wearing a White Sox hat.
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20 comments:

  1. Well we all know this won't last forever. Either they will eventually get caught, or try and rob the wrong person and end up where they should be. 6 ft deep on the way to hell!!!! People need to carry pepper spray and have it in their hand locked and loaded when walking late at night alone or with one other. Get the spray that has the green ink that doesn't come off very easy. Them walking around with a green face for a couple of days should make them easier to pinpoint and arrest. .

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    1. Dying the death of the jihadist? A maced robber can still squeeze off a potentially deadly shot while blinded.

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    2. I do believe gun beats pepper spray in this version of armed robbery rock, paper, scissors. 🤔

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    3. Most likely even if you "win" the gunfight and get off with no criminal charges some lowlife will convince the family of whoever you killed or did permanent damage to to sue you in civil court... you want to appear in front of a Cook County jury ???? Kiss the house goodbye.

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    4. You are absolutely wrong sir. The one good thing obama did for Ill is he co-sponsidered a law where the villian or their family can't sue somebody if the shoot is justified. Look it up or here I did it for you. https://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/22/obama-co-sponsored-illinois-law-in-2004-to-shield-people-who-use-self-defense-from-civil-liability/

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  2. Do the police patrol Lakeview at all? It certainly doesn't seem so.

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    1. No, they are too busy sitting in a comfortable caps office running their private security business out of instead of doing real police work. Oh, I mean, his son and daughter's security company. My bad.

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    2. Sadly we the Police do not have psychic abilities to foresee where and when a crime will be committed on top of being understaffed. However we the Police are patrolling your streets.

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    3. It doesn't take a psychic to predict there will be crimes committed at Belmont and Sheffield.

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    4. you are correct however none of these robberies occurred at Belmont and Sheffield.

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  3. Sure they do how do you think the warning came about. The show up after event and write a report. You can thank your elected government officials for handcuffing the proactive policing that would stop this. Until you start complaining with your voting choices this will me the new norm. Unsafe streets in your high end neighborhoods. You voted the fools in and are getting just what you deserve. The criminals are not stupid they have migrated to a more lucrative target environment.
    Better phones, watches, jewelry and more cash in wallets not to mention better cars to jack. It not safe to ride the CTA after dark, hell its mot safe in daytime either.

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  4. I occasionally listen to police calls and it seems to me every car is usually answering some kind of complaint like noise or fighting or someone in a hallway or courtyard that doesn't belong there ( why so many " fight next door" complaints are on the fourth floor I can't figure out, but I commiserate with the guys who have to respond) Rarely do you see a car on the street or in the alley that is " patrolling"....seems they are always " en route" to Chad and/or Trixie's problems.

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    1. Chad and Trixie aren't the problem.

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  5. Crime seems to be on an uptick west...guess they picked Boystown clean.

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    1. ....for the season.

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  6. Can we quit referencing the "you elected the bad politicians" rant for a change and focus on what can be done BETWEEN elections? I'm not willing to wait for the unlikely possibility that an intelligent and influential person could be elected within the confines of a corrupt system. Realistically, what can be done to increase police patrols that could at least reduce the dangerously high levels of unabated crime in our neighborhood? Showing evidence of the crimes, appealing to police and politicians at CAPS and other meetings falls on deaf ears. With all the limits imposed on the suffering citizens, can anything actually be done today to begin to change the rampant crime here?

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    1. Ummmmm.....yes.
      Organize. Vote the f'ers out. Demand better.
      Sort of like fighting cancer.
      There ISN'T a magic bullet.
      Unless you're a Charles Bronson wannabe, that's the fact.

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    2. Ummmmmm... it certainly seems that the community has been doing all those things-- for years now-- but nothing changes. It's nearly impossible to vote the bums out when the system is rigged to prevent that. You can demand all you want but no one is listening.

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  7. Man was pistol whipped three times in the head and it was 3am Sunday morning.

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  8. What does it take to get the politicians to be tough on crime?
    I'm guessing Preckwinkle, Foxx, Dart and Rahm all need to be replaced - the care more about the criminals than the hard working citizens. I think the first politician to replace is Rahm. Is there a tough on crime candidate out there - perhaps Garry McCarthy? Rahm has tons of money, but the tough on crime message is a strong selling point and a someone like McCarthy could show Rahm's weakness on crime - cuts to police manpower, criminal mentoring programs, etc.

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