Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wrigleyville: Man Pushed Into His Apartment, Robbed By Gunmen; Two Arrested

This morning's victim was robbed as he entered his home in the 3800 block of North Clark. | Google
A Wrigleyville man was robbed at gunpoint as he entered his home in the 3800 block of North Clark Street early Wednesday morning. Sharp police work resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of a firearm nearly 45 minutes later, police said.

The 46-year-old victim was entering his home around 2:45 a.m. when two men approached him from behind, pushed him into his residence, and demanded his property, according to police.

The offenders fled in a silver SUV with the man’s phone.

Around 3:30 a.m., officers detained two men matching the suspects’ descriptions as they emerged from a silver SUV near Belmont and Clark. The robbery victim was able to identify the offenders, and officers subsequently recovered the victim’s phone and a firearm at the scene, police said.

Charges are pending against the two suspects, who are expected in bond court on Thursday.


In other robbery news:

• A North Center woman fell victim to purse snatchers in the 1900 block of West Byron on Sunday afternoon. The victim was walking around 4:30 p.m. when a male offender ran up, snatched her purse, and then jumped into a four-door vehicle that is missing handles from its rear doors. No other offender description was available.

• A woman nearly fell victim to a robbery in the 900 block of West Agagite in Uptown on Monday evening. The victim was sitting in her car around 8:45 p.m. when two offenders tried to rob her while using what appeared to be a fake gun.

She resisted, and the robbers fled westbound on foot.

The three robbers were black men: One stands about 5’10” tall, weighs 175 pounds, had braids and wore a black hoodie. The second was about the same height and weight, and he wore all black clothing. No further information was offered regarding the third suspect, who acted as a lookout.

About an hour later, another person reported that three suspects were running around the area of Montrose and Kenmore trying to rob people with what appeared to be a fake gun. No further victims came forward to file reports, however.
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  1. And, AGAIN, your beloved city is in sheer desperation that they'll risk going through those measures WITH A GUN to nab a phone that will net them a $50 profit. A $100K car, jewelry store heist, Check-N-Go armed robbery, $2,500 cash from a drug dealer....but a GUN for a phone? That's what drove me out of your city. Scary as hell. And don't forget the Irish guy in Lakeview that took 2 bullets to his chest over his cell phone. Seriously Chicago, you're through.

    1. Some of the guns are fake. We need a NY law - stores are banned from selling toy guns that look real....nothing that's black or silver. Only colors. In fact, toy guns that look like real guns from rifles to handguns need to be banned. Surprised no one in our lustrious senate has thought of that.
      And secondly, if he was robbed of less than $1000, Kim won't prosecute. The gun charges are the only charge that will stick. More than like he's a parolee.

  2. Simply incredible ... then again, maybe not so much. New to this website, but reading thru this will replace my listening to online Chicago Police radio scanner. Don't know how you folks put up with it !! Best of luck to you from afar ...

    1. I don't know how we put up with it either? It's frickin' ridiculous!

    2. Some of us don't. This family will soon be a part of the mass exodus leaving Chicago and Illinois. Voting in the booth changed nothing. We're voting with our feet now.

    3. Chicago is the only place in the country where the State's Attorney (known everywhere else as the District Attorney) is actually elected based NOT on how tough he or she will be on crime and criminals, but rather on how they will all beat the rap.

    4. We too are part of the exodus. Voted with our feet last month. I used to read this site with a mix of anger and fear that I lived in the midst of this crap. Now it's just pity with a little bit of laughing when I hear The state's attorney's latest ranting or the alderman Running fot governor marching against police.

      Good luck Chicago, I'll miss you a bit but I'm certainly not looking back!

  3. The criminals are allowed to rob, beat and pillage with little or no repercussion. We law abiding, tax paying working schmucks are their victims. We pay enormous taxes and get little to no police protection thanks to Rham and our idiot Alderfools who voted to merge police districts and lied about how badly it would affect our once safe neighborhoods.

    Now we have an idiot States Atty (Kim Foxx) who is pro-criminal along with mamby-pamby judges who allow violent, repeat offenders off with barely a slap on the wrist. What the fuck is going on here? Do they want to drive all the tax-payers out of the city? I have no idea how they expect us to continue to pay high taxes and endless fees to live in such a violent city.

  4. Maybe I should turn to a life of crime. First time offender at least initially. White woman. I'd probably get probation. Maybe never serve much time. Tired of being the tax paying working schmuck who has to walk with her head on a swivel and often leaves her phone at home rather than get mugged for it when I could steal a living instead. Obviously crime pays.