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A 24-year-old Burbank man said by police to be a gang member was shot in the chest and
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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in Beats 815 or 821 (see map), come to St. Bruno School (south entrance) at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7 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.
Archer Heights man shot, killed in alley
A 32-year-old Archer Heights man was shot and killed as he walked in an alley behind 4830 S. Kildare at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Juan A. Pita-Rosas was shot in the face, transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital by CFD ambulance and pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m., police said. A second victim, a 22-year-old Archer Heights man, was shot in the chest and right arm. He was brought to Holy Cross Hospital and later transferred to Mt. Sinai, where he told police that he was at a party on the block when he saw Pita-Rosas hit as he walked from the alley into an open garage. Witnesses described the gunman only as a Hispanic man with short hair, wearing a red shirt.
Orange Line rider robbed on 59th Street
A 24-year-old West Lawn woman was robbed of her cell phone as she walked down a sidewalk in the 4700 block of West 59th Street at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. The victim told police she had just gotten off a CTA Orange Line train when she was approached by a man who asked if she had a cigarette lighter. When she ignored his question, he slapped her cell phone out of her hand, picked it up and ran to a wooded area near 60th and Kilpatrick. The victim then ran home and called police. The offender was described as a black man age 18-20, 5-foot-5 and 125 pounds, with a light complexion and brown hair in dreadlocks, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
Burglars hit restaurant on Archer
Burglars kicked in the glass front door of El Kaporal restaurant, 5078 S. Archer, and stole a cash register, a TV, a Roku streaming video player and about $100 cash. The crime was discovered by an employee, a 45-year-old man, when he came to work at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2.
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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, September 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.
Camera swiped in Clearing burglary
Burglars broke through the side window of an apartment near 65th and Central and stole a camera. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 33-year-old woman, at 12:16 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Garage may have been unlocked, burglary victim says
Burglars entered a garage near 48th and Kolin and stole four car rims, two car tires, a saw, two grinders, a tool pack and a tool pouch. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 33-year-old man, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. There was no sign of forced entry, and the victim said he may have left the garage door unlocked.
Passport, credit cards taken from garage
Burglars broke into a garage near 55th and Kolmar, entered a vehicle parked inside and stole two credit cards and a passport. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 39-year-old man, at 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
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