Two more robberies were reported in Lincoln Park Thursday evening, bringing this week’s mugging total to at least five, according to police reports. The latest muggings were reported three blocks apart on or near the DePaul University campus. Locations of four robberies reported in Lincoln Park since Wednesday. Police are particularly concerned about two men
Robberies are soaring in The Loop, which includes the city’s theater and primary business districts. | Wiki Commons It’s one of Chicago’s dirty little secrets. Robberies in the heart of the city’s business district have soared 132% since 2014. And there is no sign that things will be slowing down soon. Through mid-December, The Loop
Here’s someone to keep off of your Christmas invite list. An overnight prowler wreaked havoc on a couple of condo developments in west Lakeview early Thursday—and one building’s surveillance cameras caught images of the man in action. One targeted building is in the 1600 block of West Belmont. The other just south of the Paulina
Locations of two robbery attempts reported near Boystown on Wednesday evening. | BatchGeo A 93-year-old man was attacked in a robbery attempt near Boystown on Wednesday evening. Minutes later, a second man reported that he was also targeted in a robbery attempt nearby. No one is in custody, and both attempted robberies failed, police said.
There’s an old song about “doing the Time Warp.” But with the help of Chicago’s criminal-friendly court system, 46-year-old Taras Tannassov seems to actually be bending the rules of time. Tannassov’s mugshots from December 12 (left) and December 13 (right). | Chicago Police Dept Last week, Tannassov was arrested for shoplifting, went to jail, got
Brown | Chicago Police Dept Authorities have identified a body that was found inside of a burning charity donation box in Uptown this month. Now they need help finding the man’s next-of-kin. The Cook County medical examiner says the body of 60-year-old Lloyd Brown was recovered from inside a donation box outside of a Walgreens
Carlos Ortiz (inset) pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a female co-worker. | CPD; Google The manager of a favorite Boystown-area eatery who was accused of raping an intoxicated female co-worker in the restaurant basement after hours has escaped prison by pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Carlos Ortiz and some co-workers reportedly had drinks
Police are investigating the reported robbery of a guest Tuesday evening inside the Magnificent Mile’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 160 East Pearson. A male guest told hotel management that someone covered his door’s peephole and knocked around 9:30 p.m. The man said he opened the door under the assumption that the knock was from room service. Instead,
Approximate locations of this morning’s robberies in Lincoln Park | BatchGeo Three people were robbed within minutes of each other in Lincoln Park early today. No one is in custody. • At 1:56 a.m., a woman reported being robbed at gunpoint by two men and one woman in the 700 block of West Schubert. A
Five teens—some perhaps just 13-years-old—robbed a Lincoln Square T-Mobile store on Sunday afternoon, police said. The mob entered the store at 4900 North Western around 2:45 p.m. and began ripping phones off of the walls while brandishing knives, an employee reported. After filling their own Christmas wish lists early, the fivesome fled south toward Lawrence.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office decided to drop all charges against an alleged Lakeview package thief whom we told you about a couple of months ago. Most of the suspect’s victims lived in the 900 block of West Sheridan or the 3800 block of North Fremont, according to court records. Michael Spanks had been