(VERY) ODDS & ENDS: Compilation of Curious Calls

Monday, February 24
A resident of the 1500 block of Grace told police that he was robbed at gunpoint of $1,500 by a man he identified by first and last name. He also gave officers the offender’s exact address in Back-of-the-Yards and stated that the gunman gets around town exclusively on foot and CTA bus.

According to the victim, the not-so-random incident played out inside his home, where the offender pulled out an old-looking revolver, demanded money, and fled out the back door.

The gunman was described as male, black, wearing a blue skull cap, a black coat with a brown jacket underneath, blue jeans, and black boots, He is about 26 years old, 5’8″ tall, 160-170 pounds, and has black hair.

Recorded as an armed robbery with a handgun in CPD case HX163443.

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Tuesday, February 25
A man who fell asleep on his couch in the 3600 block of Pine Grove awoke at 12:45AM only to discover that a complete stranger had entered his apartment and began engaging in a sex act.

The victim told police that the offender, described as a Hispanic man in his late 20’s or early 30s, 5’10” to 6′ tall, 170 pounds, fled down a nearby stairwell.

Police took the victim to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and recorded the incident as a criminal sexual assault in case HX163570.

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