Thursday, October 19, 2017

Armed Home Invader Awakens Lincoln Park Man; Another Armed Man Burglarizes Lakeview Home, Cops Say

Images of the suspect in this morning's Lakeview burglary.
A Lincoln Park man was awakened by an armed intruder and robbed during a home invasion Monday morning, police said. And a Lakeview family that was awakened this morning by their condo’s rear door alarm found an armed man pointing a handgun at their security camera—he eventually drove off with their car.

Police have not said if the incidents are related. Here is what we know:

Around 3:50 a.m. on Monday, an armed burglar entered a coach house residence in the 2600 block of North Burling. He woke a sleeping man while displaying a handgun. The offender demanded and secured personal property from the victim and then fled, according to a police spokesman.

The intruder was a black man between 18- and 25-years-old; 5'08” to 5’10” tall, 150-160 pounds. He was wearing a white baseball cap, white sweatshirt, and a dark green puffy vest.

This morning around 4 a.m., an armed intruder entered through the back door of an occupied residence in the 3000 block of North Kenmore, activating an alarm. The offender took car keys from a counter and drove off with the victim’s 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Surveillance footage shows the offender climbing the building’s rear stairs with a handgun displayed. Outside of the unit, he points the pistol at the victim’s security camera before making entry to the residence.

“Suspicious” Activities

On Sunday, a man who lives just two blocks from this morning’s Lakeview burglary captured some—How should we put this?—“suspicious” behavior on his surveillance camera.

The video, recorded at 10 p.m., shows a carload of men pulling into an alley in the 3000 block of North Clifton. Three subjects crawl out of the back seat and pull up their hoodies as they run away from the camera. A minute or so later, they return. Two appear to be armed.

Chicago police said no crimes have been reported in the area.
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15 comments:

  1. "Chicago police said no crimes have been reported in the area."

    Probably ignored the calls, or put them in queue as RAPs whether or not that was true and then just didn't answer them.

    So even though there were several crimes... technically on City crime stats zero of them happened. #CrimeIsDown

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  2. Situations like that, you need a dog.. I've experienced a home invasion in Lincoln Park during the day when working from home. If I had a dog, they wouldn't have made the attempt to break open my back door. Luckily they ran when I saw them. Could have been a very different situation.

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    1. This isn't true at all. Most dogs won't help if they aren't *trained* for protection. A guy was in my apartment building trying all the doors when I came home and surprised him. My dog wasn't even barking or growling. These scumbags will just shoot the dog anyway. You need a security system and a gun. Or just move.

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  3. The alleys in our neighborhood are not safe. At 5am on Friday Sept 15 I had an encounter with 2 strangers in my alley. I was taking out the trash and going to work, when the 2 strangers approached from the other end of the block. I believe that they were attempting to rob me, and I got into my car very quickly. I was able to lock the doors and start the engine before they were close enough to complete the robbery. They stood outside my garage in the alley for a few moments, then took off running. My car was backed into the garage, and I could see them clearly. I called 911 and gave a description to the operator, and then spent about 10 minutes on the phone with her while I drove around the neighborhood looking for the 2 individuals. I made contact with them several times during that 10 minutes, and described the entire event to the 911 operator.
    No police car ever arrived on the scene, and I had to get to my destination. This took place in the area between Byron, Clark, Addison, and Southport.

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  4. That is a CRAZY video ! I hope some how the camera can read that vehicle license plate. It is extremely disturbing. What chance does anyone have against all those bad guys.

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    1. What chance does one have? It's the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

      Both my wife and I both took the course, earned our licenses, and took excellent additional training. We hope we'll never need them, but we never leave our home unarmed. The city has become that dangerous. Fortunately, we now have options.

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  5. Can someone please recommend a brand of cameras and/or an installer? We are not far from these two Lakeview locations and it’s time to put up some cameras. I would appreciate any recommdations.

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  6. Please save these videos!!!
    They will come in handy for the Democrat or Republican who runs against Rahm in the next election.

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  7. Get a gun and know how to use it. This is the world we now live in.

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  8. I guess just the criminals are armed, Chicagoans seem hesitant to protect themselves by legally arming up. I'm from Texas and it's the NORM to be armed, not like there are shoot outs in the street or anything. ..jeez.

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    1. Yup, I always used Texas as an example when I was in Chicago. Never had a problem in Detroit visiting my grandmother and taking her out to eat or grocery shopping, etc. Ever. Went into some of the seediest businesses on earth with bullet proof glass and iron bars on the doors and definitely stuck out like a sore thumb but.......even though I wasn't, it was assumed I was packing too. "An armed society is a polite society". The first thing you'll notice when arriving in Chicago is the invasion of your personal space too.

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  9. That stuff is pretty brazen, even by Chicago standards. I don't see the appeal of these "hot" Northside areas anymore.

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  10. Love how these idiots run back to the car holding their pants up.

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  11. Please get a rot, a pit bull or a Mastiff. Perfect for home invasion. When the cops and the EMT arrive, they can clean up the mess.

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