Monday, October 02, 2017

Retired Couple Robbed In Lincoln Square, Where Muggings Are Up Sharply This Year

Armed robberies continue to plague Lincoln Square, where muggings are up nearly 100% compared to year-ago stats.

The latest victims are a retired couple, held-up at gunpoint around 11:30 last night in the 2700 block of West Leland.

Two young offenders approached the couple and one robber pulled out a small handgun, police said. After getting the victims’ cell phones, both robbers ran westbound on Leland.

Police said both men are black, 18-20 years old, about 5’7” tall and thin. One wore a black hoodie, and the other wore a White Sox hat, which was left behind at the scene.

Detectives issued a community alert on September 11 that warned of a similarly-described robbery team that includes a member who wears a White Sox hat.

Chicago police beat #1911, which includes the scene of last night’s hold-up, has recorded 29 robberies this year. That’s up from 17 at this point in 2016.

Another Boystown Mugging

Meanwhile, Boystown racked up its second mugging in as many days this morning. A man told police that four offenders pushed him to the ground in the 700 block of West Brompton and took his wallet and keys around 1:30 a.m.

The suspects, described only as four young black men wearing red hoodies, were last seen running southbound on Halsted Street, police said.
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18 comments:

  1. For all your lies, for ignoring your constituents by your non-response to the increase in crime in your ward, and for just plain sucking at your job, let me be the first to say--F*** YOU, PAWAR.

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    1. I agree 1000%, I hope his political career is dead. Not only has he ignored his constituents, he has actually gone against us to advance his agenda. 2nd to say FU PAWAR

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    2. You really think that Pawar can solve the problem of there being fewer cops in the ward because of a combination of two districts that reduced overall manpower, and the fact that the police department assigns resources to areas with higher crime rates than our ward? Yes these incidents are bad and show an uptick in crime rates but are commonplace in other parts of the city. Go to a CAPS meeting, for a look at how the cops deal (and don't deal) with this. Direct your ire at the mayor and police department rather than aldermen who don't have the power to change policing practices.

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    3. I third the motion. Pawar has been a disaster.

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    4. the police department assigns resources to areas with higher crime rates than our ward?
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      FALSE statement. Some of the most crime-ridden districts have lost the most officers over the past year. Also, Pawar signed on to the district merger and promised local manpower will not be affected.

      If you don't mind, we'll direct OUR ire at the alderman who allowed that debacle to go through as well as the mayor. All are deserving.

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    5. Why have Aldermen at all if they can't impact the City budget and priorities? Pawar has tried to lay claim to the "reformer/progressive" title when he has been far from it. He won't even respond to calls to his office about the rising crime in his ward! Pawar hasn't done his job for us.

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  2. You will have to actually show up at the polls and vote this creature out. Be there.

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  3. If you recall, Pawar was going to keep his day job at Northwestern and serve as Alderman in parallel, as he said that was the original decree of those who serve as Alderman. He has since become drunk with political ambition, forcing his constituents to endure the hangover.

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  4. Pawar’s office has been very responsive & helpful to me. I don’t understand this anger toward him. He’s a person with values & integrity & I’m voting for him to be governor.

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    1. Another comment from a Rahm intern.

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  5. Pawar is on the City Council committee on public safety. He must have missed that class on how to address public safety when he attended Northwestern. Just check his web site according to him crime is way down in his ward LOL. Maybe for the people who have armed guards wherever they go or are in gated houses that no one can penetrate. For you and me survival of the fittest. But hey vote them all back in office if you like promises and that sick scared feeling in your stomach walking alone down dimly lit streets at night in your community.

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    1. Guess they missed the FBI report about higher crime in Chicago. Would think that the Crime Committee would at least read the report.

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  6. You lie! The main stream media & the city of Chicago claims crime is down!

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  7. He's a democratic politician if his lips are moving he's lying. How can you be so stupid to believe anything any of them say. Their job is to say anything to be elected truth be damned. They all would kill their mother to keep their jobs, none and I mean none have a moral bone in their bodies. But you can see from several posts he will be elected again, stupid is as stupid does. Be sure to vote he's counting on your support.

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  8. Oh yes, the 700 block of W. Brompton 8 years ago when they asked me to take their picture under a tree on that pitch black dark street........"Um, I really gotta go let my dog out! Sorry!".

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  9. I'll vote all these politicians out. The problem is finding anyone to oppose them.

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    1. Who would run, it is a thankless job

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    2. Who would run, it is a thankless job
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      Over $100K a year plus a staff and pension for part-time work? Doesn't seem thankless. But thanks for stopping by, alderman.

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