Six people were robbed at gunpoint in a series of four hold-ups across Lakeview and North Center late Sunday night and early Monday. Police were able to track the suspects down by following pings from one of the victim’s stolen cell phones. Madden (Chicago Police Dept) Two offenders have been charged. 19-year-old Willie Madden of
A 51-year-old career criminal who’s currently on parole has been charged with two of the four recent burglaries at Wrigleyville’s Nuts On Clark, 3830 N. Clark Street. Vadillo (Chicago Police Dept) Armando Vadillo was taken into custody about 40 minutes after the store’s fourth burglary was reported at 2 o’clock yesterday morning. Police said they
A 15-year-old girl was killed and a 28-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Lake Shore Drive this morning. No one is in custody. The man—with a gunshot wound to his left arm and a graze wound to his head—drove himself and the girl to St. Joseph’s Hospital around 1:30AM. Doctors transferred the girl
Chicago police have a suspect in custody after Wrigleyville’s Nuts On Clark store was burglarized overnight — for the fourth time two months. Officers responding to a burglar alarm at 2 o’clock this morning found a rear air conditioning access panel pushed open and a cash register lying on the ground nearby. A man who
Police are looking for at least one offender after a Lakeview woman was awakened during a home invasion in the 3000 block of N. Sheffield late Tuesday. Image: WILX-TV The victim told police that the invader—described only as a young black male—took clothing, credit cards, and her 2010 Audi A4 around 11:15 last night. Officers
Weiss (Chicago Police Dept) A Boystown man faces one count of felony arson after Chicago police hunting for an unrelated burglary offender saw him lighting a discarded couch on fire behind The Belmont Cafe, 930 W. Belmont, early Tuesday. Colin Weiss, 24, of the 3200 block of N. Clark was arrested at 2:50AM, police said.
Talk about quick work. Barely a month after police responding to a Lincoln Park jewelry store’s burglar alarm arrested Doel Pizarro with burglary tools and a tray of display rings, a plea deal has been reached. Pizarro (Chicago Police Dept) In exchange for his guilty plea, 23-year-old Pizarro was assigned to Cook County boot camp,
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s neighborhood CVS Pharmacy was robbed this weekend for at least the fourth time in 18 months. Employees at the 4051 N. Lincoln location called police around 2:40AM on Sunday after a man walked up to the counter, pulled out a knife, and took about $60 from the cash register, police said.
Three eighth grade boys were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Lane Tech College Preparatory High School after classes dismissed Friday afternoon. No one is in custody. The boys told police that the offender brandished a handgun and took their book bags, phones, and other property before he ran toward a nearby Jewel-Osco
A neighborhood pest whose lengthy list of run-ins with businesses and residents ended after he robbed a local 7-Eleven and a Walgreens has reached a plea deal. Bensfield (Illinois Dept of Corrections) Raymond Bensfield, 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft last week and received two four-year sentences to be served concurrently. Bensfield pretended
Wrigleyville and Boystown recorded their 62nd robbery of the year this afternoon as a senior citizen got mugged in broad daylight at Addison and Lake Shore Drive around 12:20PM. No one is in custody. The victim told police that the robber wrestled away control of her purse near a CTA bus stop and then ran
UPDATE 2:15PM—The CPD alert has now been issued. Our original report follows. —————————— Five people were robbed at gunpoint in less than 30 minutes as a lone gunman swept across the south end of Lakeview late Friday night. No one was injured and no one is in custody. The five victims were targeted in three
Crews work the fire at Cornelia and Seminary. (Chicago Fire Dept) Eight Wrigleyville residents are looking for new homes after a fire broke out on the rear wooden porch of a 3-story house at 1067 W. Cornelia at 4:40 this morning. The flames spread to a neighboring building’s wooden porch, but no residents of that