Sunday, October 29, 2017

On Smoke Break, Brewhouse Worker's Robbed At Gunpoint; 3 In Custody


Three suspects are in custody after a North Center brewhouse worker was robbed while taking a smoke break Saturday evening.

The offenders approached the victim around 10:30 p.m. behind Half Acre Brew Co. at 4257 North Lincoln, police said. One robber produced a handgun and all three fled with the victim’s cellphone and wallet.

About 30 minutes later, a sharp-eyed officer in the 4600 block of North Damen saw three suspects with masks who matched the offenders’ descriptions. The subjects were stopped and subsequently identified by the robbery victim, police said.

Charges are pending. A police source said most, possibly all, of the offenders are juveniles.

Detectives were working to determine if the same three were responsible for robbing a Lakeview man at gunpoint in the 1200 block of West Roscoe around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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10 comments:

  1. Another formerly quiet and safe area going to shit. And only a few doors down from Alderman Pawar's office. But remember, the good alderman says the solution to the uptick in crime is not more cops.

    Thanks, asshole.

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    1. MORE cops is not the answer. Cops who are policing on a community level is the answer. Cops who get out of their cruisers, get to know people in the neighborhood, and who regularly pop into local businesses - THAT is the answer.

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    2. And for that you need more cops, as most districts not on the west side are understaffed. You might be surprised when there aren't any cops available to take a call, as they're already dispatched.

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  2. Love it, they leave the masks on a half hour later. morons.

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  3. They could not possibly be juveniles because Chicago has a curfew for juveniles.

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    1. They could not possibly be juveniles because it is illegal for juveniles to own a handgun!

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  4. Nice Grab Officers!

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  5. Maybe it wouldn't have happened if he didn't have to be at least 15' from the door. The law will have to be changed due to the violent crime. I mean if an old man dressed in Pelle Pelle can sell "weekend goodies" right at the front door of Sidetrack, I don't see why you can't smoke a cigarette there too. The old man is more of a danger to your overall well being.

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  6. I'll be flabberghasted if they're charged with anything serious. Chicago is home of the misdemeanor armed robbery.

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  7. Pawar is going to be pissed about this! Cops arresting juveniles in his ward? Pawar obviously needs to explain to the "victim" and those cops that arresting juveniles isn't the answer, the answer is more taxes!

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