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A 24-year-old woman was shot in the left shoulder while she was a passenger in a northbound vehicle near 51st and Kostner at about 11:25 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The victim was transported by friends to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was treated for a graze wound. There was no description on the shooter and no indication that the victim was the target.
Man shot on Gage Park sidewalk
A 32-year-old Garfield Ridge man was shot in the left arm as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 3530 W. 51st St. at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Interviewed by police in the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital, the victim said the shooter shouted a gang slogan and fired as many as five shots from a gold-colored SUV. He added that a Good Samaritan drove him to the hospital. Police said they later found no evidence of a crime scene in the 3500 block of West 51st Street.
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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 Clearing Branch Library at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 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.
Gangbangers fire at Oak Lawn man
A 19-year-old Oak Lawn man reported that three gangbangers in a car fired shots at him as he drove south on Pulaski, near 76th Street, just after 10 p.m. Thursday, April 6. The victim told police that a black four-door Mitsubishi sedan pulled alongside his car and the occupants shouted gang slogans at him. One reportedly pulled a machine gun and started firing in his direction. To elude the attackers, the victim made a u-turn and headed north, striking another vehicle. He then turned east onto 76th Street, parked and started running to a relative’s house for safety. Police said neither the victim nor his vehicle was hit by gunfire. The victim reported the crime two hours later. The three offenders were described as Hispanics age 20-29. The shooter was described as a man with black hair and a medium complexion. The driver was described as a man with long black hair and a medium complexion. The front-seat passenger was described as a woman with brown hair in a bun.
Thug robs woman outside hot dog restaurant
A 59-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint as she prepared to unlock the door at Nicky’s Hot Dogs, 4601 S. Pulaski, at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, April 6. The victim told police that she was accosted by a thug who pointed a handgun at her and said, “Give me money.” He then pushed her, entered her vehicle and snatched her purse before running away east on 46th Street. The purse contained cash, credit cards, a cell phone and other items. The criminal was described as a white man age 20-25, wearing a black hoody and black jeans.
Comcast worker robbed at knifepoint
A 21-year-old Comcast technician was robbed at knifepoint as he worked in an alley behind 5139 S. Leclaire at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The victim told police that two thugs waving knives walked up, with one saying, “Don’t move, or I’ll slit your throat” while he held a knife to his back. The other offender rummaged through the Comcast truck, stealing wire, wire cutters, crimpers and other tools. The criminals then got into a light green truck and sped away east on 51st Street. The victim suffered no injuries. The thugs were described as Hispanic men age 25-30 about 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds, wearing red bandannas, black t-shirts and black pants.
Knife-wielding robber takes book bag
A 24-year-old Alsip man reported that he was robbed at knifepoint as he stood in a parking lot at 4343 S. Pulaski at about 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6. The victim told police that a thug pointed a knife at him and asked for his book bag, which he surrendered. The bag contained an iPad and other items. The offender was described only as a black man about 30 years old.
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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 the Vittum Park Field House at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13 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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Thug with Sox cap robs Game Stop
A thug robbed Game Stop, 7945 S. Cicero, making off with $45 cash, at 8:55 p.m. Monday, April 3. Two clerks told police that the criminal walked in and said, “Don’t mess with me or f~ck with me, or I’ll kill you.” He did not show a gun or any weapon, but herded the employees to a back room before he took the cash and another item, which was later found on the front lawn of a home in the 7800 block of South Keating. The robber was described as a black man age 20-25, about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, with brown eyes and a medium complexion. He wore a White Sox cap with a red brim and a black hoody.
Gun-wielding teens threaten motorist
A 17-year-old West Lawn girl reported that two teen boys threatened her and her brother—a 28-year-old Alsip man—with guns at 65th and Karlov at 8:42 p.m. Friday, April 7. The victim told police that she was a passenger in a car driven by her brother, when they saw two boys on opposite sidewalks pointing pistols at them. In an attempt to dissuade the teens, the male victim rolled down his window and said, “I have my kids and family in here.” One of the teens on the sidewalk replied, “Then you wanna leave, because you don’t wanna hear the sound I’m about to make.” At that point, the victims sped away and the offenders ran into a nearby house. The 17-year-old victim said she knows the boys with guns and gave their names to police.
Back of the Yards man hit with trespass charge
A 53-year-old Back of the Yards was charged with criminal trespass to a residence after he
U-Haul store on 47th Street burglarized
A burglar smashed the front glass door of the U-Haul store at 4705 W. 47th St., entered, found a hidden key and used it to open a safe and steal $400 cash. The crime was discovered by a manager when she came to open up for the day at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6. Surveillance video showed that the crime occurred about six hours earlier. The burglar was described as a man about 21-30 years old, wearing a red hoody, dark blue jeans and white gym shoes.
Jewelry, cash taken from home
Burglars broke into a home in the 4100 block of West 78th Street and stole assorted jewelry and $1,600 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 40-year-old man, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5.
Tools, clothes swiped from garage
Burglars broke into a garage in the 6100 block of South Keeler and stole assorted clothes and hand tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 27-year-old woman, at 12:05 a.m. Friday, April 7.
Bike rack taken in garage burglary
Burglars broke into a garage in the 6700 block of South Kostner and stole a bike rack. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 20-year-old man, at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.
Tool chest, vacuum stolen from garage
Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 5200 block of South Ridgeway and stole a mobile tool chest and tools, as well as a shop vacuum. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 36-year-old man, at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.
Bottled water, toilet paper swiped from garage
Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4900 block of South Kedvale and stole a case of bottled water, a case of toilet paper and a garage-door remote control. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 45-year-old man, at 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.
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