Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crime News Update

Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District. For example, it typically does not include news of crimes committed in the eastern and southern sectors of the district---because the Southwest Chicago Post's coverage area is primarily the neighborhoods that border Midway Airport and secondarily because including the relatively large volume of crime news from elsewhere in the district would be a logistical challenge. We make this note to offer a little helpful perspective and remind everyone that while crime is definitely a concern in all parts of the district (as it always has been), crime remains relatively low overall in Sector 1. May all of us work together diligently to keep it that way. May all of us also remember that a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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An armed thug stole $300-400 from the BP station at 6702 South Pulaski.

At 7:09 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, the robber walked into the station, looked at a 24-year-old clerk, said "I forgot my money" and walked back outside.
6702 South Pulaski, north side of the BP gas station.

He re-entered a short time later, claiming he was waiting for a friend.

When the other customers left, he pulled out a pistol and demanded all the twenties from the cash register. The clerk responded by giving him some of the twenties. The robber again demanded all the twenties, and the clerk complied.

The gunman then demanded and received all the tens before fleeing out the north door.

He was described as a black man age 35-45, 5'8 and 200 pounds, brown eyes, bald hair style, wearing a black skull cap, black jacket and gray pants. The victim said he had seen the thug in the station before. Police said they were reviewing surveillance video.

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A 45-year-old woman from New York State was robbed at gunpoint at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday, November 14 as she walked down a sidewalk near 60th and Kilpatrick, on her way to Midway Airport.

She told police that she heard a noise behind her and then was accosted by a thug who waved a pistol and said "Gimme your bag."

The crook stole her tote bag (which contained a Kindle reader, a Kindle charger and other items), a cell phone, a bracelet, a watch, a ring, various credit/debit cards and IDs, and $100 cash. He then ran away south.

He was described as a black man age 23-26, 5'5, medium complexion, wearing a black skull cap, black jacket with two white stripes, and dark blue jeans.

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Two thugs robbed a 14-year-old West Elsdon boy as he walked down a sidewalk near 53rd and Kildare at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 13.

The boy said he was walking home from the CTA Orange Line when approached by the robbers---one of whom said "Hey motherf~cker, give me your stuff!"

At that point, one thug snatched away the boy's cell phone; the other grabbed his bookbag. Both ran away.

The boy ran home and alerted his mother, who called police. The criminals were described as white Hispanic boys about 17 years old.

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Burglars broke into a garage near 48th and Lacrosse and stole a lawnmower. They also smashed a passenger-side window of a 1999 Chevy parked inside and stole a number of collectible baseball cards.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 63-year-old woman, at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, November 11.

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Burglars broke into a garage near 57th and Rutherford and stole two bicycles.

The crime was discovered by the victim, a 59-year-old man, at 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 12 when he noticed that the overhead door was open about a foot off the ground and two side window panels had been removed, according to police.

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Burglars broke into an unoccupied house near 62nd Place and Springfield and stole two gold watches, two bottles of whiskey, five compact discs and three old records.

The crime was discovered by a neighbor, who saw the rear basement door open and called the building's owner, a 77-year-old Scottsdale man, at 7:26 p.m. Monday, November 12.

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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 811 (see map above), come to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20. Hear updates on crime in your neighborhood and learn how you can work with neighbors and police to make the community safer and better for all.

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1 comment:

  1. At 7 am Thursday Nov. 15 Cook County Sheriff made an ISPERN broadcast of an armed robbery by 2 Hispanic males (armed with knives) on 51st and Central that took place at 6 am same day.