TOO MANY CROOKS: Women Targeted In Wrigleyville Robberies; One Arrest

The locations of this weekend’s robberies in Wrigleyville and
the location of the arrest of one suspect.

Two women were targeted in separate Wrigleyville robberies this weekend. A suspect in one of the muggings has been taken into custody. It is not known if the cases are related.

Sunday’s victim was robbed by a man who implied that he had a gun near her Eddy Street home at 3:15AM.

Less than 10 minutes later, officers assigned to the 19th district’s Wrigleyville “entertainment detail” stopped a man who matched the offender’s description in an alley behind the 1200 block of Cornelia.

The victim positively identified the man as her attacker and police subsequently located the woman’s stolen property nearby. Recorded as an aggravated robbery in CPD case HX500493.

Two blocks away, at almost exactly the same time Saturday morning, a woman was battered and robbed of her purse by a man in the 3600 block of Magnolia. Some officers believe that the suspect’s description matches that of a man who was involved in the armed robbery of a woman in Uptown earlier in the evening: black, dreadlocks, gray hat, gray sweatshirt. CPD case HX499297.

Shots In The Dark

We rarely report on “shots fired” calls. The “shots” usually turn out to be fireworks in our neighborhood. But, when a police officer who knows the difference between gunfire and fireworks reports shots fired, we think it’s worth sharing.

Around 3 o’clock this morning, officers conducting a traffic stop in the 700 block of Diversey reported “loud reports” coming from the area of Diversey and Halsted.

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, civilian callers reported shots fired in the same general area—near Diversey and Sheffield.

No one was shot and no offenders were located.

Burglary Beat

Monday, 4:41PM. Forcible entry burglary. 3400 block of Marshfield. HX49364
Friday, 9:45PM. Unlawful entry burglary. 3600 block of Pine Grove. HX499061
Sunday, 5:00AM. Unlawful entry burglary. 3400 block of Elaine. HX500544

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