ROBBERIES: List of "Unofficial" Reports in 2013

The Chicago Police Department's crime statistics only include incidents in which the victim files a police report. If a victim does not want to file a report or if the police response takes so long that the victim simply gets sick of waiting, the crime doesn't count.

Here we maintain a list of robberies that the police department does not count.  We only include incidents that have clear indications of being bona fide. For example, calls for help placed by witnesses, police statements, etc.

Unofficial Robbery #1
DATE: 17 May 2013
TIME: 3:55AM
ADDRESS: 954 W Belmont
SUSPECT: Unknown
PROCEEDS: Unknown
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: No police available for response; victim was told to walk to police station if he wants to file a report

Unofficial Robbery #2
DATE: 19 May 2013
TIME: 2:47AM
ADDRESS: 958 W Belmont
PROCEEDS: None. Failed attempt.
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Police arrived 30 minutes after 911 call. Victim was "gone" when they arrived.

Unofficial Robbery #3
DATE: 20 May 2013
TIME: 11:58PM
ADDRESS: 3400 N Halsted
PROCEEDS: Wallet
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim declined

Unofficial Robbery #4
DATE: 21 May 2013
TIME: 2:05AM
LOCATION: Northbound Red Line train approaching Belmont
PROCEEDS: iPhone
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim did not approach officers

Unofficial Robbery #5
DATE: 25 May 2013
TIME: 2:49AM
LOCATION: 820 W Belmont
PROCEEDS: Wallet
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim declined

Unofficial Robbery #6
DATE: 27 May 2013
TIME: 4:35AM
LOCATION: 3500 block of N. Clark
PROCEEDS: None. Failed attempt.
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim declined

Unofficial Robbery #7
DATE: 27 May 2013
TIME: 4:56AM
ADDRESS: 3101 N Clark
PROCEEDS TAKEN: Unknown
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Delayed police response; no victim found

Unofficial Robbery #8
DATE: 5 June 2013
TIME: 12:06PM
ADDRESS: 3400 N Clark
PROCEEDS: Purse
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Witness called 911, but victim continued southbound on Clark

Unofficial Robbery #8
DATE: 8 June 2013
TIME: 2:40AM
ADDRESS: 540 W Roscoe
PROCEEDS: Wallet
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Police arrived 45 minutes after the 911 call. Victim was "gone" when they arrived.

Unofficial Robbery #9
DATE: 13 June 2013
TIME: 12:49AM
ADDRESS: 3430 N Halsted
PROCEEDS: None. Failed attempt.
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Police say victim "walked away"

Unofficial Robbery #10
DATE: 22 June 2013
TIME: 2:50AM
ADDRESS: 3258 N. Sheffield
PROCEEDS: Cash
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim gone upon arrival of police.

Unofficial Robbery #11
DATE: 7 July 2013
TIME: 7:05PM
ADDRESS: Sheffield at Waveland
PROCEEDS: Purse
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim declined police services

Unofficial Robbery #12
DATE: 16 July 2013
TIME: 4:15AM
ADDRESS: Halsted at Roscoe
PROCEEDS: Phone
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim did not approach police

Unofficial Robbery #13
DATE: 27 July 2013
TIME: 4:20AM (approximately)
ADDRESS: Broadway at Aldine
PROCEEDS: Phone
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim left the scene. A man whose loaned his phone to the victim to call 911 spoke with police.

Unofficial Robbery #14
DATE: 29 July 2013
TIME: 3:10AM
ADDRESS: Halsted at Aldine
PROCEEDS: None. Failed Attempt.
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Unclear.

Unofficial Robbery #15
DATE: 22 August 2013
TIME: 12:45AM
ADDRESS: Clark at Aldine
PROCEEDS: None. Failed Attempt.
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Call was classified as "information for the police" rather than a call for service.

Unofficial Robbery #16
DATE: 17 August, 2013
TIME: 1:37AM
ADDRESS: Roscoe at Broadway
PROCEEDS: Phone, debit card
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim spoke with police, chose to not file a report.

Unofficial Robbery #17
DATE: 17 August 2013
TIME: 2:41AM
ADDRESS: Aldine between Halsted and Broadway
PROCEEDS: Phone
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Witness reported robbery. Victim later borrowed a stranger's phone to call 911 herself. Victim was not on-scene when police arrived.

Unofficial Robbery #18
DATE: 8 September 2013
TIME: 1:30AM
ADDRESS: Around Halsted and Barry
PROCEEDS: Unknown
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim declined to file a report or press charges.

Unofficial Robbery #19
DATE: 27 September 2013
TIME: 12:35AM
ADDRESS: Roscoe and Sheffield
PROCEEDS: Unknown
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Tactical team met with victim and put together offender description. Told victim another unit would come to fill out a report. The other unit arrived 45 minutes after the robbery and could not find the victim.

Unofficial Robbery #20
DATE: September 28, 2013
ADDRESS: 1100 W Belmont
PROCEEDS: Unknown
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: A sergeant who was flagged down by citizens in the 1100 block of W. Belmont. The passers-by were helping an Uptown man who had been pepper sprayed and robbed of his wallet. The victim in this case was reported to be intoxicated and not feeling well. He was given a ride to his home by the sergeant, who said the victim will contact police later to file a report. CWB cannot locate any police report for this case.

Unofficial Robbery #21
DATE: August 3, 2013
ADDRESS: Aldine and Broadway
PROCEEDS: Wallet, 2 phones
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Victim told police he would file a report later. No report can be found as of November 12, 2013.

Unofficial Robbery #22
DATE: October 16, 2013
ADDRESS: 3420 N. Sheffield
PROCEEDS: Unknown
REASON FOR LACK OF REPORT: Officers left the victim in order to assist other officers who were involved in a foot pursuit of garage burglars. Reunion attempts failed.