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A 46-year-old West Lawn man successfully avoided being robbed by running away from a man who pointed a revolver at him and demanded his money. The victim, a mobile food vendor selling from a cart on the sidewalk in front of 4630 W. Marquette at 2:36 p.m. Monday, May 23, told police—through an interpreter—that when he fledthe scene, the offender also ran away, getting into a waiting vehicle that sped away. The would-be robber was described as a black man age 35-40, 5-foot 8 and 175 pounds, with black eyes and a dark complexion. He was wearing a beige baseball cap, a black T-shirt and black pants.
Elderly woman slammed into fence
A 78-year-old West Elsdon woman walking down a sidewalk in the 4200 block of West 55th Street was shoved into a fence by a woman at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23. The victim told police that a woman got out of a 2014 gray, four-door Ford sedan and without saying a word body-checked her into a fence. The victim said she felt pain but refused an offer of emergency medical care. She described the offender as a white woman age 40-45, 5-foot-9 and 210 pounds.
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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 812 (see map), come to the Clearing Branch Library at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. 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.
Unlocked garage hit by burglars
Burglars entered the unlocked service door of a garage near 62nd and Austin and stole a hedge trimmer. The crime was discovered by the victim when he and his wife returned from shopping at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27. The burglary may have been interrupted, because a snow blower, leaf blower and edger were removed from their usual places in the garage and stacked by the overhead door.
Forgot to set alarm, garage burglarized
Burglars entered a garage near 61st and Meade and stole two bicycles. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 35-year-old woman, at 12:13 p.m. Friday, May 27. The victim told police her garage has an alarm system, but she did not set it when she left home.
Power tools stolen from garage
Burglars entered a garage near 50th and Leclaire and stole a lawn mower, two drills, two circular saws, a snow blower, a power washer and an air compressor. The crime was discovered by the victim, an 87-year-old man, at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, May 29. The police report gave no indication of how entry was made.
Victimized while chatting with neighbor
A 28-year-old Clearing woman told police that her home near 64th Place and Major was burglarized while she stood in front and chatted with a neighbor. The crime was discovered at noon Thursday, May 26. Stolen were three tablet computers, $100 cash and assorted jewelry.
Heavy rain muffles sound of burglars
Burglars forced open the service door of a garage near 56th and Tripp and stole assorted power tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 29-year-old man, at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 26. The victim told police he normally might have heard the break-in when it occurred, but that sounds were muffled by pounding rain.
GPS unit and more swiped from garage
Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage near 86th Place and Hamlin and stole a snow blower, two hand-held vacuums and a GPS navigation system from a vehicle parked inside. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 45-year-old woman, at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, May 26.
Burglary interrupted in West Lawn
The burglary of a home near 67th and Hamlin may have been interrupted. The homeowner, a 37-year-old man, told police that he discovered that some one broke the lock on his side door, but that entry apparently was not made. He discovered the crime at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26.
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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 814 (see map), come to Vittum Park at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. 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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Workman back from lunch, finds burglary
Burglars broke into a garage and home near 50th and Lawler and stole a lawnmower, several purses, assorted jewelry and a boy’s communion necklace. The victim, a 38-year-old woman, told police that a 44-year-old contractor working on her home discovered the crime when he returned from lunch at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
Burglars ring up $2,500 on stolen credit card
Burglars broke the basement window of a home near 56th and Keeler and stole a credit card, a debit card, a birth certificate and a matricula card. The crime was reported to police by the victim, a 48-year-old man, at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, May 24—10 days after it occurred. The victim said that the stolen credit card had been used to purchase about $2,500 in merchandise.
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