A convicted violent felon, on parole for just six weeks, has been charged in connection with three armed robberies reported last night in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and North Center. 26-year-old Jonathan Alvarado of the 2900 block of N Naragansett in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood is charged with three counts of robbery with a firearm and
A brazen prowler felt so comfortable during his burglary of a Boystown hair salon early Monday morning, he actually took the time and effort to tear down a wall so he could burglarize the restaurant next door, too. In addition to the double-burglary, at least three other local businesses fell victim to thieves on Monday.
The folks living near—or even two miles away from—Wrigley Field who’ve noticed a significant increase in noise since a new sound system was installed this spring will probably find this interesting. 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney does not like noise when it’s near his high rise condo at Lake Shore Drive and Diversey. 19th district
A Belmont Avenue lingerie store Sunday afternoon became the latest victim of an on-going robbery surge in our neighborhood. Employees at Egor’s Dungeon, 900 W Belmont, told police that a man came into the store around 2:20PM and demanded that they hand over valuables. While the offender never displayed a handgun, he warned workers “don’t
A reportedly “diminished” offender robbed the Citibank branch at 2555 N Clark in nearby Lincoln Park on Saturday morning. No one is in custody. Bank employees told police that the robber, who appeared to be mentally challenged, implied that he had a weapon as he presented a note to the teller at 10:35AM, then escaped
Update: It seems like he has struck again since we posted this story, although the target is in Lakeview this time. A man matching the “short gunman” description reportedly robbed the 7-Eleven store at 2821 N Ashland around 5 o’clock Sunday evening. The offender was described as a 5-foot, 3-inch Hispanic man in his mid-30’s.
A man who allegedly battered and tried to rob two women near the Sheridan Red Line station on Thursday afternoon is now facing charges thanks to a quick response by 19th district officers and witnesses. One of those witnesses called 911 just after 12 o’clock noon to report that he was following an offender who
Boystown resident Ted Rosinus‘ respectful letter about crime and police staffing to 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has gone without a response for two weeks. Rosinus’ post of his September 10th letter on Twitter has generated almost 10,000 impressions. “After much persistence,” Rosinus writes in a follow-up letter to the alderman today, “the only correspondence I have
At least five more people have been robbed in our neighborhood since 5:30AM yesterday as an incredible spree of daytime attacks continues. None of the incidents occurred during overnight hours. The most recent victim was robbed at gunpoint around 5:30 this morning in Wrigleyville. One of the other victims is a woman who apparently became
Yet another neighborhood resident was victimized in a daylight robbery on Sunday, at least the sixth daytime attack since last weekend. Yesterday’s victim told police that two men jumped him behind the 3100 block of Kenmore at 4:45PM and took his backpack and phone. The suspects are described as two tall, skinny, black men in
At least one offender is in custody after an attempted robbery at the Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest yesterday afternoon. A victim reported that a man and a woman grabbed him and tried to take his cell phone near Southport and Cornelia about 4:45PM. Needless to say, there were plenty of witnesses on-hand. Responding officers
Chicago police detectives linked two recent daylight robberies of women in a community alert on Saturday afternoon. Last Saturday’s 6:15PM robbery of a 60-year-old woman behind her home in the 1300 block of Henderson and Thursday’s 12:10PM robbery of a woman near Diversey and Pine Grove are specifically mentioned in the police announcement. The offender