Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Robbers Strike Three Women In Lakeview East Since Sunday Evening; All Attacks Between 7PM and 9:30PM

Approximate locations of three robberies targeting women since Sunday evening in Lakeview East
A group of young men has robbed at least three women in Lakeview East since Sunday evening. All of the attacks have occurred between 7 p.m  and 9:30 p.m.

Two women were robbed within an hour on Monday evening:

• Around 8:15 p.m., a group of three offenders attacked a woman and took her purse in the 600 block of West Diversey. All three men proceeded to run north on Broadway and east on Surf Street.

• At 9 p.m., a woman was robbed by three offenders near Roscoe and Lake Shore Drive. The robbers wrestled away the woman’s computer tote bag and were last seen running westbound in the 400 block of West Roscoe.

Around 7:20 Sunday evening, a woman told police that two offenders approached her in the 900 block of West Grace and poked a chrome handgun into her stomach. They took the woman’s purse and ran eastbound on Grace toward Broadway.

Monday’s offenders were described as three black men in their late teens or early 20’s who stand 5’10” to 6-feet tall. All are slim and were last seen wearing dark-colored hoodies or sweaters.

Sunday’s robbers were said to be black men between 25- and 30-years-old who standa bout 5’10” tall and weigh about 140 pounds. One wore a black hoodie, and the other wore a black hoodie with a gray jacket.

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13 comments:

  1. Seems to have been an uptick in muggings this October. Any idea how this compares to past Octobers? It would be interesting to see a map with all this October’s muggings. Probably too much red to read street names.

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    1. This October started slow, but the second half has been very active. The month will be down compared to last year, which had 30 robberies (think World Series crowds), but will be above average compared to the past 15 years.

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  2. let’s ask for: concealed carry classes at Tunney’s office? Or at the 19th District office?

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  3. These women should form a ME TOO campaign like was formed after Harvey Weinstein. The number of victims would be horrifying - not to mention embarrassing for Rahm. Perhaps all these women could write to Jeff Bezos also - reducing Amazon's chances of moving here.

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    1. Except that men are still the most likely victims of crime.

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  4. I wish that after these guys in hoodies stole my laptop and escaped in their stolen vehicle, that I could use a remote control detonator to explode the laptop and kill these bastards.

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    1. I concur after the gun was pointed at my head and I was liberated of my possessions

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  5. The East Lakeview high-rises on LSD and the immediate neighborhoods east of Broadway had been pretty much immune from muggings. Now we have 2 muggings in 3 days between Stratford and Roscoe on LSD during prime evening doggy walking hours. If you see something threatening, walk into any of the residential lobbies that line the street. Be safe.

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  6. Need a new mayor, a new alderman, and a new police chief ASAP.

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  7. we no longer leave lobbies unlocked

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  8. According to the CPD, the number of arrests between 2014 and 2017 has been reduced by HALF in about all of the city's districts, yet crime seems to have increased. http://bucktowncrimedata.blogspot.com/ Could it be that reducing the number of arrests increases crime?

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  9. So. While Alderman Cappleman`s husband and buddy/campaign worker are harassing me on the street, then lying there asses off to trump up charges I will fight into oblivion...this is going on?

    I know ...I know...only one offense was committed in the 46th Ward but still...wtf?

    Good to know where the focus is...it's obvious the clear and present danger is me...the Peace Garden artist...the same guy who has gotten through 51 years without a problem...and coincidently fair to say a critic of the feckless Alderman Cappleman. Sure. #BecauseSomePeopleCantDetectSarcasm

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