Sunday, October 22, 2017

Man Mugged While Tying Shoes Outside Lakeview Halloween Party; Same Crew Strikes Woman Nearby

Locations of two robberies within 15 minutes in Lakeview Saturday evening. | BatchGeo
A man on his way to a Halloween party was mugged near the Southport Brown Line station Saturday evening, just minutes after the same robbers stole a purse from a woman near Boystown. No one is in custody.

Police response to the muggings was slowed because the local 19th Police District was in so-called “Radio Assignments Pending” or RAP status at the time of the attacks. City officials declare RAPs when a police district does not have any officers available to handle incoming calls for help.

Around 9:15 p.m., a man dressed in costume stopped outside of a Halloween party to tie his shoes in the 1300 block of West Newport, police said. Three unknown individuals approached him and announced a robbery, taking the victim’s wallet and phone, police said.

The offenders were described as a black man in his early 20’s with long dreadlocks who wore a black hoodie and a vest; a Hispanic man in a black jacket and blue jeans; and a black female in her early-20’s who may be pregnant.

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Chicago police tonight, citing incomplete reports, were unable to confirm details of a second incident that may have occurred near the Southport station at around the same time.

The robbers are also believed to be responsible for snatching a woman’s purse in the 900 block of West Fletcher shortly before 9 p.m., police said.

Saturday’s RAP in the 19th District began at 1:38 p.m. and continued until 9:48 p.m. It was the 130th RAP for the Town Hall District this year. Since 2011, the district has lost more than 25% of its police manpower.
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  1. There will be no speedy trials for these thugs
    A trial can go on for months, costing the poor victims time and money, and frustration.

  2. Please- we need "60 Minutes" or "20/20" to report on this- this city is a joke! Before this city tries to woo Amazon here tax free, they better use our frigging property taxes to get us some POLICE here now! No police available for 8 HOURS....this will only draw more thugs once they get word of this....please we
    need national media attention

  3. I'm pretty sure the word is already out!! That's why there's a huge surge in North side crimes. They know 95% of northsiders will give little resistance if any at all. They are playing Russian roulette Everytime they go out and Rob people. Some will eventually hit upon the armed and ready 5% of citizens and be faced with a decision to make. Shoot and kill the victim or get killed themselves. Sounds like a lose/lose situation to me. Not to even mention the complete morons that go out robbing with replica pistols. Thats a death wish waiting to happen.

  4. Gays in liberal San Francisco are now getting hand guns to protect them selves from crime like in our Lakeview. # groups look them up, Shoot back and Gays with Pistols and Pink Pistols are groups in the San area and I see some chapters in New York opening up because police protection is down and law abiding citizens need protection rather then be beaten ad robbed.

  5. Did the first or second incident happen at the Southport Brown line station or at Newport and Southport. What time did they occur?
    Although Boystown is not that far away, assuming the robbers were in a car driven by someone else; and based on the location of the first incident; within minutes of each other?