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A 90-year-old woman walking home from church was robbed by a punk at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, June 29.
She was on a sidewalk near 57th and Neva when a carful of young men pulled up. One got out, snatched her purse, and got back in the car as it sped away west on 57th Street, then north on Harlem.
The victim refused medical treatment. She told police that her purse contained $3 cash, a voter registration card and several prayer cards.
The robber is described as a white boy or man age 17-20, 5'7 to 5'8 and 240-260 pounds, light complexion and short brown hair. The three others in the car, a Nissan, were described only as white Hispanic boys or men.
Police are said to be pursuing leads.
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A man said to be a local window washer reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to steal a Bose stereo system from Ginger & Jerry's Rock & Roll Diner, 6411 West 63rd Street.
The crime occurred at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, June 30, police said.
The criminal is described as a white man age 50-60, 5'4 and wearing blue jeans, according to police. Others in the neighborhood say he walks with a limp.
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A 25-year-old Spring Valley, Illinois woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint at the Dunkin' Donuts at 4649 South Cicero.
The crime occurred at 10:57 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The victim said she was waiting in line
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The woman complied and handed over $250 cash. The robber then reportedly got into a black, four-door Dodge Charger and sped away north on Cicero.
The criminal is described as a black man age 30-35, 6'0 and 230 pounds, brown eyes, bald head, multiple tattoos on his arms, wearing a black tank top.
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A 37-year-old West Lawn man was robbed by a trio of thugs near 64th and Karlov, not far from home.
The crime occurred at 11:50 p.m. Friday, June 28. As the man was exiting his vehicle, one of the three said "Don't do anything. Give me what you got." The three then went through his pockets, stealing a cell phone and a wallet before fleeing on foot. The robbers are described only as white Hispanic men.
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A 41-year-old West Lawn man working in his garage near 65th Place and Lawndale was beaten and robbed by three thugs.
The crime occurred at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, June 29. The victim told police that one of the three hit him in the lower left back with a black crowbar and said "Give me your money" before taking the keys to both his car and house. They then fled on foot north on Lawndale and then west on 65th Place.
They are described as white Hispanic boys or men age 17-20, 5'7 to 5'8 and 150-200 pounds.
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Burglars pried open the service door of a garage near 47th and Springfield and stole (from two vehicles parked inside) two car radios and two amplifiers. Also stolen from the garage was a hand saw. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 40-year-old man, when he came home at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27.
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Burglars opened a kitchen window of a home near 50th and Komensky and stole assorted jewelry and about $5,000 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 54-year-old woman, at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29.
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A 36-year-old West Lawn woman who was away from home for just two hours came home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 to find that a burglar had stolen a TV from her house.
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Burglars forced open the service door of a garage near 68th and Karlov and stole a lawn mower, a leaf blower, a bicycle and a TV projection unit. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 30-year-old man, when he came home from work at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, June 27.
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What exactly do you mean by the description'white Hispanic? If they are white then say white and if they are hispanic then say hispanic. If they don't know then it should say so.ReplyDelete
A white Hispanic is a white person who also happens to be Hispanic.Delete
is there more than one type of hispanic? Such as brown hispanic? I thought white hispanic meant a hispanic that has a light complexion versus dark complexion. I agree with Chris, just say a hispanic, or a african american or black; or a white or caucasion person.ReplyDelete
When describing a suspect in a criminal case, we try to give as much descriptive information as possible, to increase the likelihood that someone will say "Hey, I think I know that guy" and contact police. Simply saying "Hispanic" is vague and could mean anything. It could mean a white person with blond hair (like Cristina Saralegui), a black person with black hair (like Minnie Minoso) or anyone in between. We prefer more information, rather than less.Delete