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ONE HOUR, FOUR ROBBED: ATM Users Targeted

Two men were robbed at ATMs near Belmont and Sheffield overnight, including one at this Bank of America. Image:Google 19th district officers responded to four robberies in under half an hour overnight, with two of the victims being targeted at ATMs around Belmont and Sheffield. In the first incident, a black male offender wearing a

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BLOTTER: He Must Be New Around Here

Compared to everything else that went down overnight, this one almost seems quaint: Shortly after midnight, officers stopped a tall white male with brown hair wearing a white t shirt and blue jeans at the intersection of Halsted and Newport. Witnesses say he was tugging on car handles as he walked along the street. No report

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PRIDE FIST: More Of "The Usual"

The eve of Boystown’s Pridefest was marked by beatings galore.  Thursday evening in to Friday morning had officers running from fight to fight to fight. If the past two nights are any indication of what lies ahead, this weekend and its hot, humid weather should create a real mess in Wrigleyville and Boystown. Much of

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SCHOOL'S OUT: "Youth" Liven Up Halsted And Addison

Locations of fights reported within 90 minutes after the Center on Halsted’s (red box) closing time Wednesday. They’re baaaaaack. Most Chicago public school students enjoyed their last day of the school year Wednesday. It took mere hours for Wrigleyville and Boystown’s “youth” shelters to draw some of the students to our part of town. Last

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BAD COMBO: Noisy, Pushy, And Stupid

The Potbelly at 924 W. Belmont. (Image: Potbelly) Wednesday  19 June 2013 5:05AM A passerby reported 12 men and a woman arguing and “getting ready to fight” in front of Potbelly, 924 W. Belmont. Several officers made their presence know, but decided to let the group find its way to the Red Line without intervention.

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SMALLTOWN BOY: Tourist "Greeted" On Addison

…but do so at your own risk. (Image: Choose Chicago) A 21 year-old Midland, Michigan, man is leaving town this morning with no wallet, a better understanding of Addison Street, and a diminished opinion of Chicago after becoming lost during his efforts to “find the Addison train station.” Inconveniently for him, there are two L

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AROUND THE HORN: 3 Robbed In 51 Minutes

The locations of this morning’s three Wrigleyville robberies. Image: Google Three people were robbed within 51 minutes on the streets of Wrigleyville this morning. No arrests have been made. 1:06AM One block east of Wrigley Field (and one block west of the 19th district police station) a robbery victim flagged down officers to report being

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BLOTTER: Belmont Battery, Two Suspicious Fires

Saturday15 June 2013 1:57AM: 911 callers reported a battery in progress at 850 W. Belmont, near the “Punkin’ Donuts” parking lot. A shirtless male carrying a white tank top and wearing black shorts walked up to a woman, smacked her in the mouth, and continued westbound on Belmont. He was arrested by undercover officers at