A 47-year-old robbery victim was treated at Thorek hospital this morning after being found beaten on the southeast corner of Halsted and Waveland around 4:45. Passers-by reported seeing a woman who had apparently been beaten at that location around 5 o’clock. Arriving officers learned that the victim had also been robbed nearby about 15 minutes
1:07AM Saturday: Officers are asked to accompany the fire department to Red Ivy, 3519 N. Clark. “A guy tried to kick in the door of a bathroom stall and he broke his knee.” You’re Xcused 4:09PM Monday: Skyscraper Heels, 2202 W Belmont, reports that a shoplifter just stole 3 pairs of shoes and jumped into
The police department recently announced a round of promotions for patrol officers to the rank of sergeant and for sergeants moving up to lieutenant. Our district head count will decline by four as a result. One officer is moving on to become a sergeant while three of our sergeants are becoming lieutenants. In reality, though,
In your face, Federales! Despite a $5,000 bounty being offered for his arrest, a prolific bank robber struck again in Lake View this morning — his fourth bank heist in 13 days. He didn’t even bother to cover his face this time. The so-called “Benchwarmer Bandit,” who made his bank robbery debut with a hold-up at the
One man was robbed at a Wrigleyville ATM and two other men had very bad Wrigley area experiences after sharing rides with apparent strangers overnight. Around 1:35 this morning, an offender came up behind a man at an ATM near Addison and Racine. The robber pushed an object into the victim’s back and demanded money.
Two people—one man and one woman—are being held for questioning in a series of robberies across the city that made newscasts on Friday. The newscasts have been mentioning a 7-Eleven robbery on Lawrence and a Sarpino’s pizza robbery on the Near West Side in their stories. 19th district officers believe the male is also responsible
The FBI is offering rewards for the “Shady Bandit” (top) and“Benchwarmer Bandit” (bottom). All right. The FBI has had just about enough out of the two bank robbers who’ve targeted TCF banks inside Jewel stores. Eight times. One of the thieves has hit three branches since his debut on March 16. The FBI this morning
An eagle-eyed neighbor may have helped police catch up with a prolific burglary crew on Wednesday. Detectives are now working to determine if the suspects are responsible for any of the numerous break-ins reported in Boystown and nearby areas in recent weeks. Police responded to the 3000 block of Waterloo Court at 12:10PM after the
A brief detour from our mission: Alternate source HERE. Another alternate source HERE.
Burglars have forced their way into two homes in the 3300 block of Sheffield over the past two days. A resident returning home around 12:30 today may have interrupted an in-progress burglary of their apartment. Responding officers found the back door of the apartment unsecured and some of the victim’s property lying in the alley.
An armed robber who targeted the 7-Eleven at Irving Park and Southport this morning escaped with a whopping $19, police say. According to a 19th district sergeant, the offender displayed either a “sawed-off rifle” or a sawed-off shotgun. The offender’s face was covered with a purple rag that had eye holes cut out. After receiving