Thursday, October 12, 2017

Three Robberies In 11 Days Brings Alert For Northwestern's Streeterville Campus; Law Student Mugged Sunday

These four suspects are being sought in connection with the beating and robbery of a Northwestern University law student in Streeterville on Sunday. | Chicago Police Department
A Northwestern University law student was punched in the face, knocked to the ground, kicked, beaten, and robbed on the school’s Streeterville campus Sunday evening, Chicago police said in a community alert Wednesday.

The 22-year-old victim was attacked in the 700 block of North Fairbank around 8 p.m. by a group of men and a woman who kicked and beat him until he gave up his laptop, phone, and password, authorities said.

The attackers ran away while a witness summoned help from a university callbox. Police said the witness walked the victim to Northwestern’s nearby hospital for treatment.

The four individuals seen in the photo above are wanted for questioning in the case, police said. All are believed to be in their early 20’s.

There have been at least three robberies on Northwestern’s Near North campus since September 27. In addition to Sunday’s mugging, the University Police said:

• A woman who is not affiliated with the school was robbed in a Northwestern parking garage elevator at 222 East Huron on Tuesday evening.

Two people were already in the garage elevator when the victim stepped inside around 5:30 p.m., the school said. When the woman prepared to exit on the eighth floor, one of the offenders took her phone and pushed her from the elevator, university police said.

The victim was treated for a scraped knee.

NU police said the first offender was a black male in his teens with short dreadlock hair and a light complexion. He was wearing a tan sweater and jeans. The second offender was a tall, thin, black male in his teens. He wore a blue plaid shirt and jeans.

• A female member of Northwestern’s faculty was robbed in a different parking garage around 1:45 p.m. on September 27.

The woman was walking on the ninth floor of the garage at 321 East Erie when three men pushed her to the ground and took a cellphone.

The offenders were described as three black men in their teens. One had short dreadlocks and was wearing a long-sleeved, gray t-shirt with dark gym shoes and a dark backpack. Another wore a white t-shirt with camouflage pants and gray gym shoes. The third wore a long-sleeved black hooded sweatshirt with tan pants and white gym shoes.

University officials said that surveillance cameras captured images of the September 27 attackers, but no photos were released.
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26 comments:

  1. As a Streeterville resident, didn't know about this until reading in CWB Chicago. It's amazing how poorly run the newspapers are today. This is incredibly intense as the car and pedestrian traffic in the area these crimes were committed are heavy. Handguns, to protect ourselves, are needed!

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    1. You got suckered into the high/rent "best neighborhood" thing too?

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  2. Possibly the same group that threw the guy in the lake.

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  3. Offer a $6 reward and their friends will turn them in, this case will be closed by 6 O'Clock tonight.

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  4. We need a tough on crime candidate to run against Rahm.

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  5. With photos like this I think these creeps will be caught within the day. The police should setup a website that shows all available information and photos/video available for all crimes and then offer cash rewards for information leading to arrests. Can you imagine how fast they would turn each other in for some fast $$$?

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  6. I appreciate this blog and the info it provides, it's truly an asset to the Lakeview/Boystown community. However, I've noticed a number of posts this month are unrelated to the neighborhood, including this one. Is it time to expand the geography of this blog, or perhaps create a new one with a larger scope? Not a criticism, just an observation and suggestion. Keep up the good work!

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  7. CWB thanks for all of your in depth approach in your reporting. I’m the guy who has only lived here for 6 months and sat in the last row at the last CAPS meeting. Here is the response to the guy that ridiculed me as to why I didn’t say anything. It is because I made no comments on CWB I was waiting for all the other people who bashed the Alderman to show up and bash him. I am not for or against the Alderman but when someone gets elected they also get clout and privilege like it or not. If you have a good platform and want to run for Alderman I will back you. If you want to go to the Alderman’s office with a complaint I will go with you. But don’t bash people and do nothing else except keystrokes. That does not do anything.

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    1. We have gone to CAPS meetings with crime complaints...we have gone to the Alderman's office with crime complaints. If you have only been here for 6 months, you have a lot of nerve to bash those of us who have survived for years. You obviously are still ignorant of the fact that nothing will change until the mayor and alderman are voted out.

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    2. Going to a CAPS meeting oh boy that helps. They smile and listen and nothing happens. I'll bet you vote for the great alderman at the meeting, telling you he feels your pain. He even says that he is trying to get more police. In fact he will tell you everything you want to hear. You'll leave the meeting telling yourself things will get better. Get a FOID card, buy angina and get a concealed carry permit and make things better yourself. Quit depending on other to provide you with safe passage. More fetal police in neighborhood cannot make a difference so long as courts and justice system continue to give the criminals kid glove treatment. Willing to bet you voted for Kim Foxx also. Just saying be part of solution and part of problem.



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    3. Get a FOID card, buy angina and get a concealed carry permit and make things better yourself.
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      We can't offer much on Anonymous' other suggestions, but we do recommend that you not waste money to buy angina. It's greatly overrated.

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    4. I think Angina Guy meant buy a gun.

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  8. The 2 on the left sure do look eerily similar to a couple of the fine gents that hang out on Magnolia & Wilson .

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  9. Does CPD have facial recognition software if so why are these people so heard to find. I'll bet this is not their first rodeo, so they should be in system. If no software why not.

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  10. You only can wish a Navy Seal witnessed this and took it upon himself to do justice! These are scum of the earth! Oh, I emailed my Alderman, Brendan Reilly and told him that I rarely see police cars, pedestrians not given the right of way, and the aforementioned CWB report and he responded by letting me know he would contact the police.

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    1. You could always go to Boss Bar to see if Reilly is there, but he probably won't be sober. Hopkins is also another Alderman who lords over the Northwestern campus area and he's pretty useless too. Basically Streeterville is a nice pricey area where you rarely see police and if you do, it won't be for long. 018 is undermanned, but hey, as long as we keep building more highrises, that's all good.

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  11. Guess I'll be carrying to my doctors appts now. Thanks for the heads up guys.
    Thanks to Rahm, Dart and Foxx, this city is becoming unlivable in every neighborhood. But keep on adding trees and bike lanes, that makes it all better.

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  12. want to find them take the pictures to Center On Halsted bet you find them in one of the centers activities romper rooms. what probably brought them up in the trains was the free transportation cards the center gave them

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    1. Time to defund COH. No outcome studies warrants dumping anymore tax dollars into this questionable social club.

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  13. How about something like an Amber Alert but a community alert. Opt in if you like to receive text or some app to make our community we are of these scumbags.

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    1. CTA has that for bus/train arrival alerts. You'll be accused of "looking at your cellphone" and "not being aware of your surroundings".

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  14. Rashad Duniver has been charged with 2 separate robberies. Loser

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  15. Good job. Now what about the others? Hopefully justice will prevail here.

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  16. kind of selective on the comments, eh? mine, which wasn't posted, was not offensive. do you have parameters or phrases that will be censored?

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    1. Email us if you would like to discuss.

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    2. Email us if you would like to discuss.

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