Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Three crimes this weekend

Between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, near 55th Street and
Lake Park Avenue, and then again shortly thereafter near 55th and
Ellis Avenue, a man in a white, two door 1990-99 Pontiac drove up to
the same woman, made obscene gestures from his car, and asked her to
perform a sex act. The victim ignored him, and the offender left
without getting out of his car. He was described as an African
American in his 40's or 50's, 5'10" – 6', 230-240. (This incident was
not reported to police until April 8.)

At 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, on 57th Street near Lake Park Ave. –
a man on the Metra platform was confronted by three male juveniles or
men who punched him several times and took his BlackBerry.

At 10:08 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, on Dorchester Ave. between 58th and
59th Streets, a man was walking when he was confronted by two male
juveniles or men who punched him and took his laptop, cell phone, and
wallet. The offenders then entered a four door gold Dodge Intrepid,
driven by a third man, and drove away.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Armed robberies at 54th and Ellis, and 52nd and Kenwood; crime prevention summit

On Sunday, March 30, 2008, at 9:26 p.m., on 54th Street between Ellis
and Greenwood Avenues, and at 11:15 p.m., on 52nd Street between
Kenwood and Dorchester Avenues, individuals walking alone were victims
of armed robbery. In both incidents a man confronted the victim,
displayed a silver-colored or chrome-plated gun, and demanded and took
valuables. Neither victim was harmed, and the offender fled after the
robberies. After continuing investigation, police believe that it is
likely the same man was involved in both incidents. The descriptions
given of this man are general – an African American 25 or younger,
about 5'9", 140-150 pounds, wearing dark clothing.

For those of you who want to learn more about safety and security
issues, please plan to attend the "Crime Prevention Summit" on Friday,
April 4, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room W1 of the School of
Social Service Administration (SSA), sponsored by UCPD and the Chicago
Police Department. For more information, call (312) 747-8382.