"Unofficial Robberies"

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 in (and near)  Wrigleyville and Boystown that the police department does not count.  We only include incidents that have clear indications of being bona fide. For example, descriptive calls for help placed by witnesses, affirmative police statements, multiple callers reporting a single incident with detail, etc.

Our list of "Unofficial Robberies" for 2013 is HERE.
Our lists of "Unofficial Robberies" for 2014 and 2015 follow on this page.
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2016


Unofficial Robbery #1
Unofficial Robbery #2
DATE: 27 January 2016, 9:30AM
LOCATION: Walgreens, 3646 N. Broadway

Unofficial Robbery #3
DATE: 18 April 2016, 2:30AM
LOCATION: 700 block of W. Briar

Unofficial Robbery #4
DATE: 3 June 2016, 3:55AM
LOCATION: 900 block of W. Belmont
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined to file a report. He told officers that a thin white man, a black man, and a black female robbed him of his wallet and phone when he stopped to help them with directions. Officers searched the area and they recovered the victim's wallet from behind a restaurant at 950 W. Belmont.


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2015



Unofficial Robbery #1
DATE: 18 January 2015, 1:15AM
LOCATION: 1100 block of Cornelia
Unofficial Robbery #2
DATE: 13 May 2015, 12:55AM
LOCATION: 3300 block of Halsted
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined.

Unofficial Robbery #3
DATE: 13 May 2015, 9:20PM
LOCATION: Belmont Red Line Station
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim said they would walk to the police station to file a report, but they never showed up.

Unofficial Robbery #4
DATE: 21 June 2015, 2:39AM
LOCATION: 3540 N. Clark
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim highly intoxicated. Police gave him  a ride home to Evanston.
DETAILS: Man flagged down police, offered vague descriptions.

Unofficial Robbery #5
DATE: 29 June 2015, 1:46AM
LOCATION: 3500 block of N. Sheffield
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Language barrier.

Unofficial Robbery #6
DATE: 12 JULY 2015, 5:24AM
LOCATION: 3046 N Halsted
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Unclear. No report filed.
DETAILS: Male victim met with police at Walgreens and reported that he had been robbed of his phone and $100 cash. Victim provided a detailed description of the offender and the offender's vehicle.

Unofficial Robbery #7
DATE: 19 JULY 2015. Exact time unclear. Most likely in the 3AM hour.
LOCATION: Wrigleyville
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim was highly intoxicated and could not offer enough details to file a report.

Unofficial Robbery #8
DATE: 28 JULY, 4:40AM
LOCATION: Roscoe & Halsted
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined.

Unofficial Robbery #9
DATE: 7 AUGUST, 2:45AM
LOCATION: 3600 block of N. Southport
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Report was filed, but has been classified by police as misdemeanor simple battery rather than attempted robbery.
DETAILS: During a series of attacks in the same general area, a woman reported that she was followed to her front door and attacked from behind in the 3600 block of Southport. The offender(s) left empty-handed.

Unofficial Robbery #10
DATE: 12 August,  1:00PM
LOCATION: 3700 block of N. Pine Grove
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim left the scene


Unofficial Robbery #11
DATE: 28 August,  4:00PM
LOCATION: 800 block of W. Bradley Place
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Unknown

Unofficial Robbery #13
DATE: 23 September, 5:35AM
LOCATION: 1300 block of W. Waveland
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim could not be located
DETAILS: A resident heard a scuffle and the sound of an offender telling someone to “drop everything and walk away.” Less than 5 minutes earlier, a robbery that followed a similar MO was confirmed about three blocks away.

Unofficial Robbery #14
DATE: 3 November, 12:41AM
LOCATION: Belmont and Sheffield
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined.
DETAILS: Victim flagged down officers who confirmed that a robbery had occurred. During conversation with police, victim declined offer to file a report.

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2014

Unofficial Robbery #1
DATE: 6 February 2014, 2:30AM
LOCATION: Magnolia and Waveland, Wrigleyville
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined.
DETAILS: Two robbery offenders fled empty-handed when their would-be victim's phone rang mid-mugging. The victim called 911 at 2:30AM to report the incident, but they asked to remain anonymous and did not wish to speak with police.

Unofficial Robbery #2
DATE: 8 February 2014, 9:35PM
LOCATION: 3707 N Halsted
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim Declined
DETAILS: Offender asked victim for a dollar, then pushed him to the ground and robbed him of his wallet and iPhone.

Unofficial Robbery #3
DATE: 12 May 2014, 11:35PM
LOCATION: On Sheridan Road near Diversey
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim, a visitor from Texas, declined
DETAILS: Offender robbed the man of his gym shoes.

Unofficial Robbery #4
DATE: 6 June 2014, 2:58AM
LOCATION: Near Belmont and Sheffield
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim wanted no police involvement.
DETAILS: 4 offenders chased victim into Subway, robbed him.

Unofficial Robbery #5
DATE: 7 June 2014, 2:00AM
LOCATION: Clark and Newport
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Officers were diverted to another call.
DETAILS: Man flagged down officers to report robbery. Officers were drawn away by a request for assistance by an off-duty officer.

Unofficial Robbery #6
DATE: 29 June 2014, around 8:30PM
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim left/Delayed police response
DETAILS: Victim told 911 operators that she left the area after waiting an extended period for police who were completely tied up on other assignments (in "RAP" status) following the Pride Parade.

Unofficial Robbery #7
DATE: 13 July 2014, 2:45AM
LOCATION: Clark and Cornelia
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined
DETAILS: Police are flagged down by a woman who is beaten and robbed inside a vehilce.

Unofficial Robbery #8
DATE: 9 August 2014: 11:10PM
LOCATION: Halsted and Aldine
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim declined
DETAILS: Man is beaten and robbed during Market Days. Man says he knows the offenders and will handle it without a report.

Unofficial Robbery #9
DATE: 11 August, 2014, 12:13AM
LOCATION: Halsted and Waveland
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Unknown
DETAILS: 12:23AM - Officers make contact with the victim and broadcast a description of the offender and search the neighborhood for him. No report is filed.

Unofficial Robbery #10
DATE: 11 August 2014, 2:53AM
LOCATION: Halsted and Belmont
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Unknown
DETAILS: Multiple 911 callers report a woman has been punched in the face and robbed. Shortly thereafter, private security working for Market Days reports a large crowd getting out of control at the same location.

Unofficial Robbery #11
DATE: 29 August 2014, 2:30AM
LOCATION: Sheffield and School
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Victim Declined
DETAILS: Woman flagged down police to report being pepper-sprayed and robbed.
UPDATE: This victim is believed to have filed a police report later in the day.

Unofficial Robbery #11
DATE: 19 October 2014, 5:27AM
LOCATION: Belmont and Kenmore
REASON FOR NO REPORT: Officers say the victim "walked away" from them
DETAILS: Multiple callers report the man down in the street. Correspondents wrote to CWB saying the man had been beaten, pepper sprayed, and robbed by two offenders.

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