Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wilding Jackpot

  • A 69-year-old woman was robbed of as much as $200,000 in jewelry, cash and other items by a group of young men in front of a North Michigan Avenue department store this afternoon, authorities said.

    A victim was robbed of her possessions in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue about 12:20 p.m., said Police News Affairs [...]

    The victim was not injured in the robbery...

    [Police News Affairs] had no information on suspect descriptions, or the amount taken in the robbery.

    The woman, age 69, was robbed by a group of at least three and as many and eight young men, law enforcement sources said. A detailed description was not available.
As Forest Gump says, "Stupid is as stupid does." Who the fuck would carry/wear $200,000 worth of cash and jewelry on North Michigan Avenue knowing what goes on there every single night? Our comment sections and e-mail were alive with reports of wildings all last night and it continued into tonight with the warm temps - but weather has nothing to do with crime, right?

The Tribune helpfully closed comments for this story - anyone wonder why?

UPDATE: The reading-impaired are out in force today. Yes, we realize that the victim ought to be able to walk around where she likes wearing what she likes. However, here in Reality Land, we would like to think the lady has a TV and watches a minimum of news reports and must have stumbled on some report that says Michigan Avenue isn't safe, no matter the time of day. Common Sense says you don't flaunt $200,000 worth of bling in an area where bling gets stolen with astonishing regularity.This is a crime of opportunity, so why wave the raw meat in front of the predator?

Then again, if Common Sense were common....

UPDATE: See "Robbery Hoax" post following this one.

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232 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know why the comments are closed. Because the article isn't about the police. Typical newspaper.

5/16/2013 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except this took place at 1220. Not 0020.
Not to say she isn't a bit batshit for wearing that kind of jewelry/having an amount of cash.

5/16/2013 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still ain't doing shit! Let this city burn...

5/16/2013 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Trib close comments, or did someone outside the Tower instruct them to do so....

--No Cop Here

5/16/2013 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LT T.C. 702 related that this never happened. Why? It was not the red line at Chicago!

5/16/2013 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This shit is getting embarrassing!!!!!!
some with this kind of assets could definitely make life hell for the bosses. I expect that all Tact/gang teams will be getting their days off canceled more frequently then than anyone could ever imagine.

5/16/2013 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid? This wealthy women was in the heart of downtown midday. These offenders are nothing but fucking savages ruining this city by the day.

5/16/2013 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Description,Take a Guess White T Shirts?

5/16/2013 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comments closed in the Trib because god forbid shitheads get offended.

5/16/2013 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was 12:20 pm on a sunny day on a busy street loaded with pedestrians. Didn't anyone notice this crime happening to this woman?

And, even though "we" know what really goes on in this city, this woman should be able to wear whatever she wants and not expect to be robbed in what is/was perceived as one of the safest wealthiest parts of Chicago loaded with beautiful people.

5/16/2013 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Elbow D. Scudder said...

Woooo!

Flamin' Tutu and McStoolSample ought to be dammit bumping their foreheads on the floor with gratitude at whatever temple, church, clearing in the woods or skull festooned voodoo kitchen, in that "gibsmewatchoogot" didn't turn into a kidnapping/"take us to yo crib," multiple hour ass raping and murder...

To you citizens who applauded and threw confetti as Civil War was declared on The Police, and CPD manpower was completely destroyed
because Daley Inc. and Rahm & Co. said "since those Coppers don't vote for us or support us so fuck 'em and everybody who gives a shit about 'em..."

You people need to be clear on this one thing.

Dude & Co. ain't content to just take your shit and git anymore...

Shit has taken a turn for the really ugly over the last several years of intentionally diminished Police presence.

People being taken over and driven to ATMs or to their homes while getting repeatedly slapped in the same eye, pistol whipped or worse.

The victim of this robbery will NEVER have a clue as to how LUCKY she really was.

Old girl was apparently LOADED...

Which means Rahm has been and will be getting LOTS of calls from the Gold Coast and North Shore serial fundraiser & cocktail party circuit wondering what the fuck kind of bullshit is he on.

Heh...

Call us mean and insensitive, (like we give a high flying fuck) but we WILL laugh long and hard when someone in Rahm's rolodex ends up on the business end of a very bad haircut, pants pressing and shoeshine courtesy of Dude & Co.

RAHM! Wats happnin' fella?

How you gonna strategize and spin THIS shit?

The rev'runs are gonna eat that ass UP if you pull coppers away from being expert witnesses to the clownery of their parishoners.

Your big money contributors are going to kick pockets in your narrow ass if you keep up the smoke & mirrors regarding protecting the high rent residential/retail and business area.

Declaring war on what's left of Chicago's declared irrelevant, (by you & Sparkle-Farts) badly outnumbered but freight paying middle class as an appeasement to the catered to constituency, doesn't seem like such a slick political strategy now... Does it?

Who's standing with you now, Rahm?

You're alienating your core constituencies.

Let's see how many plates the little North Shore Shit-Ass can keep spinning before they all come crashing down on his head?

Oh yeah... Before we forget.

"Blame those greedy cops and their sweet pensions and cush early retirements!"

*SQUEAKY-SQUOOKY-SQUEAK!*

A freshly twisted balloon animal of distraction coming in less than 24 hours... Guaranteed.

5/16/2013 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

Wow. First off the lady has a right to wear any type of jewelry she want and to feel safe in this city. She is always told crime is down. Me, I think she is an idiot, but hey who cares about me anyways.

Keep telling the sheeple the city is safe and see what it gets them.

Can anyone tell me the description of the offenders?

5/16/2013 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that stuff they got has been stolen from *them* and the next *them* etc,etc....they won't even know what to do with it.dumb bastards wil probably get 50 bucks for it at a pawn shop.and as you said,who in their right mind would go out in downtown shitcago with anything of value?....unless rham told her everything was safe.lol

5/16/2013 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmm, can I get an event number?

5/16/2013 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She wanted attention with such lavish crap all over her. Well she got the attention for sure. Attention of savages who smell fear and weakness.

5/16/2013 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably those Amish riffians coming over from Indiana to grab themselves some bling.

How dare that woman wear all that jewelry around during the day, just because her neighbor's association keeps telling her it is safe, she has nothing to worry about.

I wonder if she took a fist to the face or anything? Anyone see the case report? Andone know a name and address of the victim? Someone please remind the victim to vote for Rahm Emanuel and to please donate to his campaign fund.

Oh, and kindly remember to pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, the Graeat and Powerful Rahm-Oz.

5/16/2013 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense scc but let's not berate a 69 yr old woman for wearing some jewelry 200k may be a lot to us but to some people it can be a couple of items of jewelry if your not safe on Michigan where are you not her fault nor is she stupid.

5/16/2013 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not going to blame the victim here. If she has worked her whole life and can afford it, she should be able to walk around the formerly Magnificent Mile with it on and not fear attack by roaming packs of animals.

I blame our former and current mayors for their piss poor management and ignoring public safety for this, as should this unfortunate senior citizen woman.

I don't even blame the savages who attacked her. They are only responding to the predatory urges that all animals have. They were allowed to behave this way by the leftist politicians. Blame them and stop voting for them. Elections have consequences.

5/16/2013 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if it was Oprah?

5/16/2013 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Direct Rahmulan orders NOT to call this a wilding. Even his wealthy contributors know he's full of shit now. Travel at your own risk, even on the weekdays. You have to be nuts to go downtown with your family. Even armed.

5/16/2013 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this city is safe...nah....and were the thugs black or white? Let me guess!

5/16/2013 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"every night"?

This happened at 12:20 pm (lunch time)

5/16/2013 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and Garry McCarthy are thieves who steal police resources from taxpayers to give to the ghetto woppers.

This is disgusting me the lack of police presence downtown yet I drive through Austin which has police virtually on every corner.

McCarthy needs to be fired because he is a thief!!!!

5/16/2013 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

018 had a few robberies yesterday, and where were the tac teams? Detailed to the beaches.

5/16/2013 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If what I heard on the news is correct that she lives in the suburbs then SCC you're wrong.... because she might not have been aware of what happens on Michigan Ave in Chicago. But it all depends where she lives.

5/16/2013 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has the markings of Columbian jewelry thieves.
We need the description of the offenders!

5/16/2013 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey McStupidassidea, You gonna throw that class of 105 that just graduated onto the streets of Michigan Ave and tell them to be the poeleece, even though they are greener than the tax money Rham whipes his ass with?

5/16/2013 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole point of bling IS to flaunt it.

It's just too bad the entire City of Chicago is now a ghetto.

---not a cop

5/16/2013 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Shitcago 2013. No matter who the fuck she is or how she thinks she ought to know better. DUMB.

5/16/2013 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many fucking times is this shit going to happen before the libtards along the Gold Coast demand that the people who pay the most property taxes in Shitcago get some basic city services???

5/16/2013 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

To wear or carry that? You're asking or fishing for a group of wilding thugs.

5/16/2013 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:20 pm, lots of police camera's, lots of people around and no descriptions available? Nobody saw nuthin? Sounds like "no snitchin" rule to me or maybe BS? Sure the lady may have been robbed but 200K? and nobody saw anything? A little bit of a smell here

5/16/2013 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it when the newpapers don't allow comments. Read the New York Daily News and they "don't "selectively edit any stories and/or the comment section that fall into the liberal "can't offend" the minorities mindset. Ironically, these animals don't even read the Tribune, let alone any newspaper.

Why aren't the police announcing who the predators are? You mean no one has a description? Don't the citizens who frequent Michigan Ave. have the right to know?

Message to Tribune editors: what are you so afraid of? People are really getting tired of your ignorance and irresponsible reporting.

5/16/2013 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't even walk on Michigan Ave. in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday.

PATHETIC.

5/16/2013 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how they don't mention what race they were. Maybe the rich lady is color blind and could not give a complete description. Or maybe someone is afraid of being labeled a racist.

5/16/2013 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if a gaggle of those recruits were on that block, the savages would have thought twice. But, NOOOOO. Put them in the non-paying ghetto, protecting the savage from the savager. Keep paying taxes, chumps.

5/16/2013 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're being a little hard on her, SCC. She possibly doesn't spend a lot of time on the internet and she clearly doesn't read SCC. The Scum Times and Trib lie and cover up stories about crime. In fact, crime is down remember (according to them) and the police only shoot at "victims" trying to turn their lives around. If she watches ABC local "happy news" she would never hear of it. Their newscasts are as follows : 1. crime story in another part of the country 2. guns are bad and no one should be allowed to have one story 3. Rahm and McStreetLight are saving the city story 4. weather 5. sports and 6. the newscast ends with cute animals (puppies and baby belugas are the ABC favorites)
What wildings? unfortunately she learned first hand about the city and media cover up that the criminals are now in charge.

5/16/2013 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lady lacked good judgment. I don't blame the victim. That said, the victim lacked any street savvy and even basic awareness and that played into the crime taking place.

What makes me mad is when the punk patrol targets women and the elderly. Choosing male victims of younger ages is still not okay, yet to prey on older females is really the fucking bottom of the barrel. Just awful.

CCW exists to halt incidents like this. That said, if the lady did not have enough awareness to not get dolled up with all that bling knowing how many robberies were taking place downtown: She is not the sort of person who would be likely to invest in a firearm, get good training on how to use it and have the intent to use that tool to keep herself safe.

I hope those punks get caught and that at least one of them losses a few teeth! Another shameful act by the 'spirited youths' of Chicago. Just one in a series of what can be many, many more of these sad events once summer is here officially.

5/16/2013 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribune policy is to close comments on all crime-related stories on the Breaking News page, and all stories related to the police. If you see something different, email the Trib.

5/16/2013 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wearing bright, valuable and shiny objects in from of street trash is akin to waving a red flag in the face of an angry bull!

I think the lady gained a hard knock lesson about street rats and the display of pricey personal property when downtown.

5/16/2013 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 large in cash was in her purse!!! I'm lucky to have a 20 dollar bill in my wallet.

5/16/2013 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad thing is they'll get less than a grand when they pawn all of it.

5/16/2013 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Dylan said...



"Then again, if Common Sense were common...."
Sounds like you were quoting a John Prine song most appropriate for these times

5/16/2013 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its for the CHILDREN.

5/16/2013 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the hypocrisy some of you state. Just because she is white you justify her idiotic actions. If she was black or another minority then the same people would have said "she should have known better, you don't wear that much bling outside".

If you want to be an idiot and wear expensive jewelry then fine, be my guest. But you are bringing undue attention upon yourself and some people will just go out and hurt you for your property.

5/16/2013 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Who the fuck would carry/wear $200,000 worth of cash and jewelry on North Michigan Avenue"

Answer: Moochele Obama (surrounded by armed agents)

5/16/2013 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll wager 10 bucks to a doughnut that somebody called and whined to the paper.
but could she been set up? i mean that there was no reports of any thing going on and then bam she is the only one to get hit. like they knew who and what to hit for. if this is happening during broad daylight now imagine what it will be at night when it's really warm out

5/16/2013 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, retired police officers just had their health insurance stolen. Who gives a shit about some rich woman losing some doodads? What we lost is much worse.

Lay back, let them get mugged daily. Restore our retiree health insurance or else protect yourselves. See what it is like with no police.

Fuck you Rahm. Who you gonna get to police this shithole fucking city? Screw us will you? Well screw you!

5/16/2013 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? Chances are she was just rediistrubuting some wealth with fellow Obama supporters.

5/16/2013 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can look at it two ways. 1: she was taking the jewelry to a store to have it appraised or 2: she actually did not have that much on but is going to report it to her insurance company that it was stolen.

5/16/2013 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This woman is obviously wealthy and the prime candidate to keep Michigan Avenue alive. Seems like sh'ed drop $100K in shopping. Hopefully, all of her super rich friends, and their super rich friends, refuse to spend another penny downtown.
#2 - The Tribune, which owns Channel 9 news, made sure that the criminals were only identified as 'group of teens.' That's a LOT of help in trying to find them.

5/16/2013 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

something about this story doesn't smell right to me. first of all, truly wealthy people (the kind who can afford really 'important' jewelry) tend to never carry cash. they don't need to, because either other people do their shopping for them, or the store sends a bill. and yes, who wears that much 'bling' in the middle of the day? besides the queen? and no one noticed a crowd around her, bidding her to remove said 'bling'? i think i would notice something like that, and raise the alarm. just speculating, insurance scam?? i'd take a hard look at the victim's finances, not simply take it on faith that she's incredibly wealthy.

5/16/2013 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe ole girl was visiting our fair metropolis from the Homewood-Flossmoor area.....so does that qualify her as a tourist?

5/16/2013 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you that rich 200k of jewelry can be a ring and necklace.

But don't hate is sooooo common to judge.

Live a learn.

5/16/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck this broke dick pensions, I AM GOING WILDING!!!! Never get caught, yo!

5/16/2013 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camera's should identify the offenders and solve the crime, right?

5/16/2013 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoken like a broke ass copper. If the old broad can afford 200k for jewelry, you really think she gives a shit if she gets robbed? It's a tax writeoff at worst. And who is to say it was actually worth 200k?

We've all handled burglaries where they don't have a pot to piss in and they allegedly have thousands taken just about the time the rent is due. Just sayin.

5/16/2013 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a Bernie Goetz situation. We need stop and frisk. We need to legally arm trained civilians. Or we need to get the hell out of Chicago.

5/16/2013 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger Barney Fife said...

What's the real story with this? Something seems off.

The news said she couldn't give a description and the news just said it was a group of males - no race given - is that just overly-sensitive-modern American politically-correct -code for male black?

5/16/2013 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What gets lost in all of this is the fact that older women do get targeted in gold coast/old town area. Friend of a friend got robbed and physically harmed, and she was not wearing 200K worth of stuff. It only makes sense that someone who has that kind of cash hires private security to protect it, doesn't it?

5/16/2013 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gold Coast liberal is happy to share her wealth with the urban youth!!

5/16/2013 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media can dance around this all they want it's crystal clear this was another pack of thugs expressing theirselves..... or as McNutty says "they have every right" to come downtown.

5/16/2013 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

If the old broad had that kind of bling on her, she's got the kind of clout to make a big fucking stink too!

Unless she's a bleeding heart liberal, which is entirely possible.

5/16/2013 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous RayRay Blinky said...

Just Came across our Fax.
New Unit to be assembled today.
Candidates will be taken from applications filed to any other unit within the city. The Mayor wants this unit up and functional within one day. Supervisors are knocking each other over just to be involved. They all see the future gold star coming from being involved in this unit. Mc Puppet master is Going crazy pulling applications.

The new Unit will be called The Rhambonians, they will be assigned at political and revrun whims. They are to carry out mundane tasks within the areas of concern to the media, so as to make the revrun's and politico's look good. Rham has spoken with the Potus and secured several helicopters so that the Rhambonians can be air dropped into any location. Remember to be on the lookout for these up and coming supervisors. They will step on you if you get in there way.

Now Carry on.

5/16/2013 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope the store caught this on camera and the video goes world wide. Show the world what obamas city of chicago is truly like. And what every American city will be like very soon since Obama wants everyone in America to be the same. He continually sets the example to his folks to just take whatever you want and do what whatever you want, and then lie about your actions.

This is socialism. I want what you got, and I can keep taking it until you have nothing and have to live like me.

It's not just wanting to move out of the city, county or state anymore. It's wanting to move out of this country.

5/16/2013 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God the victim was not physically harmed. The actions of the perpetrators are routinely seen in third world countries. Maybe the local alderman could propose lets say an additional 1% quality enhancement inititive on retail sales and a 1% "children first" real estate cooperative incentive in Streeterville and the Gold Coast communities. Much needed revenues could make those math & science academies in disadvantaged areas not good but "gooder", provide supplemental funding for upgrades from obama phones to essential Apple phones and provide critical for funding for urban youth social justice programs such as midnight basketball. The introduced legislation would be titled: Chicagoans Helping Urban Members Providing Sustinence or C.H.U.M.P.S. Elected politicians, academians (99% versus the 1% mantra), community organizers, pastors and certain labor organizations all see funding as the problem to implementing these "positive" programs. Let the city council step up and get these critical funds for seed money (not to be confused with WEED money)to those who most need it most. Lets be frank. Sequesters, revenue shortfalls,inadequate funding and the rich not paying their fair share are the root causes for these wilding crimes. Mayor emmanuel- DON'T LET THIS CRISIS GO TO WASTE. After all Mr. mayor, a great number of your fundraisers were attennded by the Gold Coast 1%your party routinely condemns, but has forgiveness when their wealth is titled campaign contributions going to the philisophicallly approved party candidates.

5/16/2013 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as this doesn't get in the way of Rahm the Magician pulling money out of his ass for DePaul arena, luxury hotels , Rahm's CPS casino etc.!
Wake up sheeple.... this prick is worse than Shortshanks at fleecing the city.

5/16/2013 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

young men ?

Asian, Caucasian, Negroid, Hispanic, Inuits, Pacific Islanders???

Give us a hint.

Oh, NO hint was the hint.

As usual, the invisible unspeakable
predators we all have come to coddle.

5/16/2013 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Send the mormons back to Utah !

5/16/2013 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not her fault nor is she stupid.

5/16/2013 04:31:00 AM

Okay, but she was foolish and blind to the ways of the world, or in the early stages of dementia.

5/16/2013 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the media has a head in the sand approach to this crime. WGN morning news just reported from Mich ave and still has not released a description. I think the public at large should be on the look out for these offenders for their own safety.

5/16/2013 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My legitimacy class says to talk to them and listen more -we need to make deposits with the public not withdrawals , remember the 68 conventions - we don't treat people like that anymore - we do it the Mcdrunk way now - we talk to our black n brown children because we all know theyve suffered because of institutional racism!

5/16/2013 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some nutty rapper planning a protest on Saturday starting at 1 pm, on 95th street.. 'between Cicero and Western. Protesting Evergreen Park's and Oak Lawn's use of racial profiling traffic stops. I'm sure it will be completely peaceful and not at all counter productive. It may be a good opportunity for some young film maker to video just how proper people behave during a peaceful protest...if you know what I mean.

5/16/2013 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anywhere from 3 to 8 "young men." (Me thinks that perhaps "men" is not the correct term for these fools.) Tell me again why I need those evil "high capacity" magazines?
Oh, wait....I can't carry a weapon for self defense here because I'm...wait for it....wait for it....
NAC (Not A cop)

5/16/2013 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares??? city dont care bout me i dont care for the city....

5/16/2013 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one wonders if:

a) the items stolen were insured, perhaps for a bit more than their practical value, if offered for sale.

or

b) the victim, having lived a long and, apparently, fruitful life, has learned to enjoy the day, free from the worries and anxieties inherent in attaching emotional value to mere objects.

or

c) the victim, being true to her sense of charity for the less fortunate and being true to her sense of respect for those who seize opportunity when opportunity knocks, chose to express her progressive values by becoming the means to achieve the progressive desired result.

or

d) someone's husband, perhaps the purchaser of the stolen, and possibly uninsured, items, really pissed off the lady in question.

or

e) being of an inquisitive nature, the victim decided to determine, by dynamic experiment, the answer to the question: 'is it safe?', minus the use of dental tools.

or

f) a classic brain fart moment.

or

??????????????

5/16/2013 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a mission will solve that crime, contact cards and parkers....and dont forget the fucking event number

5/16/2013 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send in the VRI troops....oh better yet the foot patrol jump out boys!! LMAO!!!!

5/16/2013 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...she was within the shadow of water tower place at lunch time, not 63rd Ashland. Worthy to at least be safe there, or does she have to display in basement of her bank vault safety box area..shame she didn't have a gun and knew how to use it.

5/16/2013 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Observation from a non-LEO and longtime reader … with all the shootings, murders etc on the south and west sides, why are we putting MORE police there? The bad guys realize that there are now fewer police in other parts of the city and are taking advantage of that by doing their criminal activity “where the money is”. As they continue to get away with it on Michigan Ave, Wrigleyville, and this morning on my block (break-in on 3400 N Hamilton), the bad guys are further emboldened to continue their evil ways outside their typical area of operation.

Solution … pull police out of the areas where shooting/murders are happening, or at least put it back to “normal” police levels; heck, let the bad guys eliminate each other. Put police in areas where they are appreciated and can make a difference. I see my tax money going to provide more police protection to areas that don’t seem to appreciate it (see story of mom & 8 year old attack police), while my area (Roscoe Village) and others are getting less protection and thus more crime. Where’s the return on my tax dollar being spent? This can continue for only so long before good folks start to leave the city – at some point it becomes a negative feedback loop and – poof – there goes the tax base. As was mentioned in a prior comment, taking personal effects is one thing, but when more violent encounters happen only then will this be addressed? Is that what we need to happen in order to get some help?
I’d love to hear a better solution .. please comment. Mr. Mayor – do you hear us?

5/16/2013 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wildlings....turning Democrats into Republicans one victim at a time.

5/16/2013 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not go down to the " MAG MILE " even if they were handing out gold plated stars... hum . . well, maybe.

5/16/2013 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's, not bash a 69 yr old woman. Most of the people who frequent that area are wealthy, and that could of been just a few pieces, and didn't have to be flashy. Not little Wayne jewelry, asshole's.

5/16/2013 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what all coppers knew would happen sooner or later...if downtown is lost, we will become Detroit. It is fun to laugh @ the libs, and say we told you so, but in the long run, who is laughing?
I am glad the poor woman was not hurt, at least, but we know that is coming soon at the hands of the savages...

5/16/2013 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My informed guess is that these poor, misunderstood ruffians (pardon the Trayvon reference)"would look just like Obama's sons would, if he had any." Heavens forbid we actually report the race and description of the criminals wilding the mag mile for our adoring public. Guess our hands are tied until a pritzker or emanuel gets mugged or worse .

5/16/2013 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had to be white, asian or pacific island gang members. You'd never know with irresponsible, pc bullshit media reporting.

5/16/2013 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the cameras downtown they should have the descriptions and photos of the suspects by now! Also, instead of red light cameras the city should put up more sophisticated cameras with face recognition and have a website that displays such photos of suspects with big rewards. Then again, Rahm wants to keep Chicago citizens in the dark regarding the real crime rate!

5/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now WHY in the Hell would anyone wear jewelry that is that expensive out in the open? I mean my God, they steal crummy iphones for crying out loud. do you really think they're going to leave You alone?

5/16/2013 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Damn Pilgrims!!!

5/16/2013 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to be expected, as many people do NOT read the news and follow the BS that is going on downtown.Save the expensive jewelry for your cocktail parties or family gatherings, wearing it on city streets is a bad idea. It's a dirty shame that it has come to that.

5/16/2013 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the NBC article, as most I am sure, left the race factor out. All offenders were male, black teens. Funny how Trayvon Martin issue is all about race. So tired of the fucking media.

5/16/2013 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if it was Penny Pritzker? I bet you Rham would staff us at full strength then and BO would be heard in the background yelling at Rham " you big dummy!"

5/16/2013 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger OneAmericanAmongMany said...

This will do wonders for tourism on the Mag Mile.

5/16/2013 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger nous said...

I wouldn't walk down Michigan Ave wearing $30 worth of bling.

5/16/2013 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now will this be considered a safe zip code by sheriff tommy. No carry concealed here.

5/16/2013 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is any follow-up by the dicks, the victim will have to haul her butt down to 51st St to look at photos, view line-ups, etc. Maybe she'll dress down a little for that lovely experience.

5/16/2013 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is bad. Why? Once word spreads of such a big easy score more will come searching for their big payday. Look out ladies on Michigan avenue, hide your diamonds, because you are now the number 1 prey for the rest of the summer.

5/16/2013 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Senate-Targets-Social-Media-Fueled-Mob-Attacks-204752011.html

You guys see the videos by NBC? Unreal. They have the top half of the mob videos blocked out showing the race of the offenders with the mob action. At first I thought my computer screen was malfunctioning but then it came back once they showed McCarthy babbling. Then back to another scene downtown and the top half of the screen blurred to obscure the race of the offenders. Unreal the media.

5/16/2013 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is not well liked in the good Jewish community in 024. He threw Bernie Stone under the bus after Bernie did so much good for all in 024.
These perisites will continue to hawk the elderly and anyone who is an easy target.
This poor woman cannot walk in peace on Michgan Av without these mutts robbing.
I am not happy to say I live in this city were the ghetto rats rule.

5/16/2013 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only an Emmauel supporter, but an Obama-phile

5/16/2013 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't even wear my gold chain anymore as I don't want to become a target. I haven't went downtown since the beach was closed for being too hot.

That's another reason Rahmbo's ratings are falling too, he's a bonafide liar after telling that whopper.

5/16/2013 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the games begin!

5/16/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..so ,Vuitton,Tiffany,Cartier,Swiss and Goldin, should just close shop since every customer going in or out their doors is obviously easy prey...Ever look at the 18 arrest queue. They arrest no one, and the miscreants know that..

5/16/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
She wanted attention with such lavish crap all over her. Well she got the attention for sure. Attention of savages who smell fear and weakness.

5/16/2013 04:10:00 AM

Lavish crap all over her? A LEAF PIN?

Yes, you're brilliant. She was just ASKING for it.

5/16/2013 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civil Rights = excuse to act like an idiot

5/16/2013 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What if it was Oprah?

5/16/2013 04:39:00 AM

She has PEOPLE who carry that kind of stuff for her.

5/16/2013 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long before a carrying tourist takes out a white t-shirt wearing attacker?

This is going to be the summer it all comes home to roost. Bad feeling...

5/16/2013 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Common sense tells me that district 18 really wanting to change future course, an area from the river all the way up to Fullerton. Filled with panhandlers, piss bums, vagrants, beggars and flash mob urchins all stalking responsible citizens would have more cretins in the arrest Q than my number of eyeballs.

5/16/2013 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah!

Let's not forget that Dude & Co. is establishing a presence in Chicago's "Green Zone" because "Po-leece be all ovah airy-thang where we be at so we be up in heah to have our fun."

Some of our CPD family members tell tales of warm weather horror about the Green Line and Red Line disgorging hordes of goblins fleeing the increased Police presence in their natural habitats.

Same with the #29, #20 and #66 buses bringing all manner of imps, gremlins and demons downtown to where they know people are clueless, soft, scared and have lots of nice, expensive shiny shit...

Heh...

You tender-assed people who clucked and scolded the working Police for being so "mean and heavy-fisted" for all these years have gotten EXACTLY what you've wished for...

Since everyone so revels in Policemen being sent to prison for justifiably disciplining a mutt into compliance, what the hell makes you think any Policeman in their right mind is going to do what needs to be done to put Dude & Co. in check?

Heh... The public wants criminals to be hard, tough, fearless and kings of the streets.

The Police are too busy trying to Police to the cameras and stay the fuck out of prison for hurting a catered to constituent's feelings.

You people are crazy...

If The Police are the enemy, who do you willingly choose to have as your friends?

Rhetorically speaking, of course...

This city is destroyed beyond all hope and salvage for the people who pay the freight to make it go.

5/16/2013 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Illinois Combine fears the imminence of Concealed Carry...

When members of the Armed Wing of the Catered To Constituency wind up getting killed for trying to take shit from law abiding citizens, the machinery that makes up The Combine will spontaneously self-disassemble in spectacularly kinetic fashion...

5/16/2013 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

Gee conceal/carry would not have any affect on this type of crime.

Wake up you idiot politicians and media. 49 states allow it and none have become the wild west. Cook county has the toughest gun laws and yet IT is the wild west.

5/16/2013 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. effectuating change pro active police work would remove some of the predators, before they strike. Look for yourself..How many arrestees in the district lockup ?

5/16/2013 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have 70 yr old parents, can't imagine how furious I'd be if they had the boots put to them by a group of savages, and I am African-American.

5/16/2013 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Rod Steele said...

i just heard on the news that the southern section of Red Line is now closed down for awhile for major repairs ? will this help at all with the Amish problem ?

5/16/2013 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Using that line of thinking..just give up. Tell your wives and daughters to not go shopping, tank of gas, groceries. If mag mile isnt safe no where is . Just timidly submit all normal life and live in a cave.

5/16/2013 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are dead on . If you visit the mag mile , dont flaunt , go naked..

5/16/2013 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lady was a Swedish Freiherr. Not the end of this story.

5/16/2013 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

History always repeats itself. Time will come when the 50's values return and life will be good. But I will be dead by then...

5/16/2013 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...if God didn't want other virtuous people to see them ,then why would he have created diamonds.

5/16/2013 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insted of blaming the victim, how about we load the 18 district with arrestees. Last I looked there were ... none... Surely some veteran cop sees and knows a neighborhood good for nothing , looking to stalk, that he can throw into the can for something before someone gets hurt.

5/16/2013 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow.. When I drive to work in that area I see at least a dozen people that could be arrested for various misdemeanor activity, before someone gets hurt. Common sense to me too.

5/16/2013 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the q. no one, wow.

5/16/2013 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just drove southbound down Clark to work. Three homeless sleeping on benches, and one soliciting window wash at red light. Can't be sure but loud shouting at the bus stop. I would think that at least something the police could do before someone gets hurt.

5/16/2013 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't all these lesser crimes against the law. Maybe if they were enforced the larger felonies wouldnt happen.

5/16/2013 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.if any of those mag mile degenerates try coming into my yard they will get a 9mm enema, and my loving always faithfull dogs will eat the remains... know God spelled backwards is dog.

5/16/2013 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a shot in the dark: The tribune closed comments because the robbers are african american?

5/16/2013 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And tourists want to come to this fucked up city. Will only get WORSE this summer. Unless they want to get raped, robbed and possibly killed go elsewhere for vacation. WTF Mag Mile is totally UNSAFE NOW. RETIRED CPD and HAPPY.

5/16/2013 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If common sense were common, some of these misdemeanors would be arrested before something more heinous happened.

5/16/2013 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concealed carry could have stopped that crew cold. Lets do a cross dress uc detail and get some.

5/16/2013 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC you know the word is out among the shitbirds that big money and easy targets on and around Mag Mile. These fucks will be out in FULL FORCE. Fools will be pissed off when victim doesn't come up with enough money, jewelry etc and will beat these clueless people into next week. Just watch! But Tiny keeps foot patrols in 006 n 003 watchin the jr. bangers. LOL

5/16/2013 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you blame the bad guys on the northshore. What the hell do they have to be scared of.

5/16/2013 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pickpocket says to himself.. I'm gonna score downtown.. In Englewood I might be arrested...

5/16/2013 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 suspects. Not one adjective provided on what they look like. Tall, short, hats, scars, facial hair, clothing, etc....

Unreal. Just unreal. I guess society at large needs to be on the lookout for 8 dudes walking together.....the whole Wrigley-area will be suspect tonight around 11pm.

5/16/2013 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I-Team: Illinois police enter emergency contract to process gun card applications

So another clouted contract eh?

The state hires a vendor to "transfer data from FOID applications into a computer"

For starters, that's called data entry which is a min-wage job and yet this is a six-figure contract!

If the vendor is doing more than that then what kind of faith do YOU all have in the integrity of the FPOD card process?

Have they not heard about the internet and on-line applications where the applicant themselves enter the data into a computer?

This is eff-ing crazy!

Not to mention the shifting of vendors mid-stream to do the job.

But it does provide the perfect scapegoat to throw under the bus when the lawsuits start flying doesn't it?

Heh, maybe they hired the ex-IRS employees that just lost their jobs because they selectively audited conservitive political parties that they did not like.

Sarcasm..

If Oprah was here we wouldn't have this problem It'd be: "...and you get a gun and you get a gun and you....everyone gets a gun" Are you kidding me? You've seen here Christmas show.

/sarcasm

5/16/2013 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I still ain't doing shit! Let this city burn...

5/16/2013 12:12:00 AM................................so your not invested with a home wife kids living in the city? Oh you live in mamas basement I see.

5/16/2013 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad we don't have a conceal and carry law on the books here in Illinois and the lady could have pulled a .38 out and defended herself.

And yes you shouldn't wear expensive jewelry downtown or drive a nice car downtown or dress nice downtown or walk down the sidewalk downtown or just not go downtown at all.


5/16/2013 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the reaction to this. Tact teams now being forced to start at noon instead of 4 for their rdo cancellations and still working til midnight? More PPOs who have no clue how to be the police? More VRI officers who aren't going to go out of their way to chase down the animals? It's all a lose-lose situation

5/16/2013 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rahm Emanuel looking to build a monument to himself, call it Rahm Plaza, or Rahm World whatever.

It needs to be larger than Maggie park or Daley palaza and cost more money because as we all know scientist at one time believed that the earth was the center of the universe and now Rahm thinks that he is.

But..but-but, the reconstruction os Navy Pier alone is going to attract millions of visitors we are told (using the same fuzzy math as we do to report crime is down)

Which begs the question Rahm; How many more vistitors would be attracted to Chicago if the homicides, rapes, robberies, shootings and beatings were stopped?

How many?

5/16/2013 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redistribution of wealth right before our eyes !
I'm sure Obama will say that could have been me at that age.

5/16/2013 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin Hood never hurt anyone!Lol!

5/16/2013 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry it takes some hard working people many years to save up 200.000 dollars and I'm not say it was right taking her belongings but some people got way to much and won't even miss it,after all she was strolling down the street in it like it didn't matter,she wasn't going to the presidents ball!She Amy as well had a sign on her saying I'm a victim please come and rob me, but please please don't hurt me,it's charity!

5/16/2013 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Rahm's head explodes after hearing this.

5/16/2013 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..all the criminal vagrants in eighteen singin "were not worthy" to go to the can.. Well who is then ?

5/16/2013 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI--- June 23, 2013 swiping coming to a district/unit near you!!!!!

5/16/2013 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good philophisy in eighteen.. Wait till the crime happens then clean up the slop..

5/16/2013 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try to prevent beforehand .. naw..

5/16/2013 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If common sense were common lesser laws would be enforced before larger laws were broken. Saw 18 q ..nothing as you said.. Is it any wonder..

5/16/2013 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger Barney Fife said...

What's the real story with this? Something seems off.

The news said she couldn't give a description and the news just said it was a group of males - no race given - is that just overly-sensitive-modern American politically-correct -code for male black?"

__________________

It was the Tribune and Sun Times that didn't report race/description of the offenders. WBBM News online described them as african-american males with dreadlocks and wearing baggy pants. Neither Trib or Sun Times reported that about a half hour after this robbery three african american women were arrested for robbing someone on Michigan Avenue of their iPhone. WBBM had that story too.

5/16/2013 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always . just look at the 18 queue , anytime of day.. speaks volumes.. What the hell does anyone up to no good have to fear..

5/16/2013 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Around noon Wednesday, a 69-year-old woman told police a group of 6 to 8 men surrounded her in the 7000 block of North Michigan Avenue and stole around $200,000 worth of jewelry. No arrests have been reported in that case.

Breaking new has it at 7000 Michigan ave. – typo or so searching cant find downtown crime??

5/16/2013 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its simple really. The flash mobs go to district 18 because they know they will be unmolested by the police. Criminals all through history have always worked the line of least resistance.

5/16/2013 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/tennessee-inmates-post-photos-partying-drugs-cells-article-1.1334686

5/16/2013 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible the 69-year old is lying, and there was no robbery?Michigan Avenue was probably packed today at lunch time, and it's hard to believe no one would see an old lady getting jacked. Even if it happened on Erie.

5/16/2013 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As said ,going home up Lincoln ave after work. Saw all types of civil activity against the law. What are these cop bosses being paid for anyway. Another victim is being made.

5/16/2013 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

--dist 18 ,only crickets sounding in Q.

5/16/2013 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

something about this story doesn't smell right to me. first of all, truly wealthy people (the kind who can afford really 'important' jewelry) tend to never carry cash.
-----------------------------

Got to agree with that. If it was $190K in jewelry and $10K in cash... well OK. Get too far from that and...

5/16/2013 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad we don't have a conceal and carry law on the books here in Illinois and the lady could have pulled a .38 out and defended herself.

And yes you shouldn't wear expensive jewelry downtown or drive a nice car downtown or dress nice downtown or walk down the sidewalk downtown or just not go downtown at all.


Do u really think a woman wearing that kind of jewelry gives a fuck about carrying a pistol? Cops and guns are beneath her and its our responsibility to protect her and her millions.

5/16/2013 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame the victim. Its not against the law to wear bling, it is against the law to rob people of bling, though, that is where the focus should be. After the latest "wildings", police prescense was increased, so it should have been safe to wear what you want and shop where you want without being robbed and beat up.

5/16/2013 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is going to be the summer it all comes home to roost. Bad feeling...

5/16/2013 11:53:00 AM


your bad is my dutch apple pie.





Chalkie

5/16/2013 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Front page of today's Slum Times stated "Obama axes IRS Commish". What question did he axe him? HUH?

5/16/2013 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we can implement another operation "safe passage", only this time instead of the firemen escorting gang banging juvies to school, they will escort ma and pa kettle across michigan ave in the gold coast! What a joke this town has become. Sorry to agree with so many others who have pointed the same fact over and over again- but this is what "the people" wanted; to scrutinize and condemn officers involved in any situation involving a violent outcome, turning offenders and criminals into martyrs, holding years old pictures of them in their 8th grade graduation gowns, baby photos, and maybe one decent holiday pic without them throwing up a gang sign. Judges and juries awarding damages to endless lawsuits against the city for career ghetto lottery players who claim frivolous and false accusations against officers doing their jobs, causing them to be fired. I am sorry to hear that this happened to an elderly lady just trying to enjoy a nice day, but unfortunately this has been an ongoing situation for years now- and the only ones to blame are the courts in this county for allowing this behavior to continue by lack of any substantial punishment, and the mayor for sacrificing the safety of the good citizens by neglecting the police department and failing to allocate resources and funds to enable this department to it's job.

5/16/2013 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop working VRI.

No health insurance? Make Emanuel look like shit during "Wilding Season" 15 May- 15 July.

Hey FOP and PBPA, time to march with red t-shirts like the teachers.

Several thousand cops marching every fucking day in circles around City Hall while the Beast runs wild on Michigan Avenue.

5/16/2013 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-85-knocked-down-and-robbed-at-loop-cta-stop-20130516,0,7711743.story


"Officers were interviewing the man at the hospital interviewing the man, police said. The couple is from Des Plaines.

Police described the robber as a black man with dark complexion, about 5-foot-9 and wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

Authorities said the CTA may have video of the incident. No arrests were reported.

The robbery is the second is as many days in broad daylight downtown.

Around noon Wednesday, a 69-year-old woman told police a group of 6 to 8 men surrounded her in the 7000 block of North Michigan Avenue and stole around $200,000 worth of jewelry. No arrests have been reported in that case."



it must've sorely vexed them to quote the description of the former, so they recovered by, again, omitting the description of the latter.

5/16/2013 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just looked . I would have thought I would see at least a few people in all that square miles of land would be worth arresting. I guess after they have had their afternoon nap thier real wolf tendancies will come out. Real pro active police work.

5/16/2013 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..dont get 18 wrong. They do arrest, but only after being robbed ,hurt or beaten. Its called back door policing.

5/16/2013 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looked, yea no one. Good bet at least one in that district has opportunity to do major crime tonight.

5/16/2013 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just looked, nothing . Surely somewhere, someone in that large tract of land is acting mischievious. Maybe get him before something bad happens.

5/16/2013 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's just bullshit how race is always withheld when the offenders are black. here are some stats:

In the last five years out of the total murders in Chicago 75-78% of victims were black...the offenders 98% black...

16-19% - Hispanic - off -96% Hispanic...

remaining % white/other with off of same race also....

All other major crimes show same percentages by race....However...

Robbery- offenders = 72% black offender (victs of all races)...description given on GOCR but never released publically...

There should be outrage in the AA neighborhoods with stats like these...

All the good people living in these neighborhoods should be outraged and take a stand against
that small population of criminals
giving their neighborhoods/race a bad name.

5/16/2013 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talked to a friend who is a dentist in the nw suburbs today. He used to bring the family downtown several weekends a year, spent a lot of dough. Not any more, got to see the savages in action on the last trip. Word is out about how Chicago is not safe.

5/16/2013 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I got to get this woman to Beatrice' s. I need a sugarmama. I don't care if she dresses me funny.

5/16/2013 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm not going to blame the victim here. If she has worked her whole life and can afford it, she should be able to walk around the formerly Magnificent Mile with it on and not fear attack by roaming packs of animals.

I blame our former and current mayors for their piss poor management and ignoring public safety for this, as should this unfortunate senior citizen woman.

I don't even blame the savages who attacked her. They are only responding to the predatory urges that all animals have. They were allowed to behave this way by the leftist politicians. Blame them and stop voting for them. Elections have consequences.

5/16/2013 04:35:00 AM

All due respect, but have you SEEN the number of TRAILER PARK METH-HEADS in Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, and other Republican States?

The fact is, POLITICIANS do not raise these savages NOR do they have any input in raising DECENT well behaved children.

Those are BOTH results of PARENTING SKILLS or LACK THEREOF.

When I was 16 yrs old, my father told me I could join ANY gang I wanted. He would KILL ME HIMSELF.
You know what? I believed him.

My kids KNOW what I expect of them and they deliver. In return, they get more love and privileges. When they get out of line, a swift ass-kicking or a good talking to gets them back in line. They're both STRAIGHT-A students and multi-lingual.

It comes down to IGNORANCE or PRIDE in parenting.
I was taught pride and pass that down to my children.

5/16/2013 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are only isolated incidents on the mag mile.

5/16/2013 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local news had an interview with the victim, who did not wish to be identified. She said she was surrounded by eight or 10 "young men." One of them "took" her purse. Another told her that if she didn't take off the bling, he'd take it off for her. The victim said she did not cry out for fear of being assaulted. So if it was a wilding, it was done quietly enough not to attract attention.

The lady is apparently well-known for her charitable works as well as mentoring young people. The interviewer said that she also said that if the stolen jewelry is found, she donate its worth to the police.

5/16/2013 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to love to come to the city. There is no other more beautiful. The only way I would ever come back is if I were married to a PO, or had one for a relative.

5/16/2013 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of wilding are our contract negotiations even going on or has team shields cut and run?

5/16/2013 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Hey motherfuckers, nothing is free in this world except the grace of God, and he stopp ed giving free shit away yesterday.

5/16/2013 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’d love to hear a better solution .. please comment.

5/16/2013 09:35:00 AM



think outside the box.





Chalkie

5/16/2013 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't be hard on this lady - maybe she reads the Chicago Tribune.

5/16/2013 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the public at large should be on the look out for these offenders for their own safety.

5/16/2013 08:41:00 AM



this is like saying beware of trees to someone about to enter a forest.

5/16/2013 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, the invisible unspeakable
predators we all have come to coddle.

5/16/2013 08:35:00 AM



if only more would apply my definition of the word 'coddle'......





Chalkie

5/16/2013 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just wanting to move out of the city, county or state anymore. It's wanting to move out of this country.

5/16/2013 08:24:00 AM



all the frightened rabbits

where do they all come from

all the frightened rabbits

where do they all belong...

5/16/2013 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the hypocrisy some of you state. Just because she is white you justify her idiotic actions. If she was black or another minority then the same people would have said "she should have known better, you don't wear that much bling outside".

If you want to be an idiot and wear expensive jewelry then fine, be my guest. But you are bringing undue attention upon yourself and some people will just go out and hurt you for your property.

5/16/2013 07:20:00 AM


A fine example of how the Stockholm Syndrome affects the human mind.

5/16/2013 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess,the offenders are male blacks 14-24 years of age, probably with dreadlocks, a Mohawk or twists and they live in Englewood. I sense a pattern here.

5/16/2013 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a group of apparently elderly well healed individuals that walk amongst us. A crime like this may seem odd but there will be more consequences than you can imagine regarding this robbery. I suspect the mayor's phone was smoking hot. I am sure the mc is a little nervous. When the wealthy who run the city are targets of random crimes, politics get interesting... or it was a scam.

5/16/2013 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what a lot of you are talking about. I was born and raised here. I don't care what side of the city I'm on, what train line I'm on, what suburb I am in, what state I'm in...I watch where I am and who is there around me. With that said, I've always tried to keep a low profile when I had something of value (particularly a large amount of cash)on my person. When anyone starts saying oh but she was on the north shore or he was wherever...I'm going to give you a blank stare. Wherever money and riches can be found a thief/burglar/swindler/robber will not be far away and if you think because you're not on the south/west side or because you're outside the city or in Montana's mountains and now you feel safe from someone making a living off of victimizing of you...I don't know why. Whatever place is your "utopia" away from here, they have cops there too. And they have a department there for a reason. I hope you woulda told your moms/grandmoms/wives..hey, that's not a good idea. I don't blame granny for being a victim but I'm also no teddy bear victim's advocate that doesn't believe in the value of an ounce of prevention.

5/16/2013 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous ItchyPeePee said...

we need a few Paul Kearsey's (sp?) out there . . . . .

5/16/2013 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 5/16/2013 02:32:00 PM...

What are you so pissed off about?

It's already every man for himself and each man to his conscience and to his God in Chicago...

Be pissed at Daley and Rahm for fucking this city up for decent people.

This is beyond any one Copper being frustrated and looking toward protecting what matters most to them.

The Police have absolutely no wherewithal to put the bad genie back in the lamp when the politicians were the ones who rubbed the damn thing in spite of the warning labels...

"Don't rub this bitch, many years of bad juju to you if you do."

The Police have been intentionally walked to a crawl as far as effectiveness... You do realize that?

The Police will still be The Police... As best they can under these wretched circumstances.

5/16/2013 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous JMartin said...

Southern burbs, $135,000 in jewels at noon on weekday, not injured: I immediately thought insurance-scam with "wilding" cover story as well. Most improbable robber quote of the year: "take the jewelry off, or we'll take it off for you."

5/16/2013 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but I go downtown quite a bit. Was wondering if any of you POLICE OFFICERS had a description of some of these people who were involved with the senior citizen on No. Michigan Ave. News reports gives no ID features except a group of males. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

5/16/2013 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the victim, being true to her sense of charity for the less fortunate and being true to her sense of respect for those who seize opportunity when opportunity knocks, chose to express her progressive values by becoming the means to achieve the progressive desired result."


40 carats and a mule? How naïve we were growing up in the Civil Rights era, but now we are becoming jaded by the truth and can no longer rationalize or ignore what the phrase "eyes on the prize" really means - what we now realize it has always meant.

5/16/2013 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor lady. She has a right to wear it. Unfortunately, she had a false sense of security. I'm not a cop, but I am a realist. Crime is down because it is not being reported or they are fudging the numbers. If you hear one robbery, somehow you feel it's not terrible, right? But if you hear a little old lady was robbed by several people, in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the Mag Mile, of $200,000 of jewelry she had on her person, then this one robbery REALLY makes you realize what it's really like out there. And she was not killed (fortunately!), so technically, crime is still down, right? Cuz I think only murders count as crime.

5/16/2013 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Mag Mile to

MAD MILE!

5/16/2013 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We been swiping for 2 years now buddy

5/16/2013 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to sound hard-hearted, but who is this day and age (wilings ignored) DOESN'T know that Boul Mich could be (and sure is!) a danger zone?

Geez.

No Cop Here

5/16/2013 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'm sorry it takes some hard working people many years to save up 200.000 dollars and I'm not say it was right taking her belongings but some people got way to much and won't even miss it,after all she was strolling down the street in it like it didn't matter,she wasn't going to the presidents ball!She Amy as well had a sign on her saying I'm a victim please come and rob me, but please please don't hurt me,it's charity!

5/16/2013 02:49:00 PM

Let's ignore your jealousy for a moment.
This is how it works. If it's not yours, you DON'T TOUCH IT. You DON'T TAKE IT. You DON'T DAMAGE IT.
You can be as jealous as you want to be, but you don't get to act on it.

5/16/2013 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop. I was getting out of my car on Jefferson in the west loop and a dude walks up and asks for money, I say "no." "Come on give me some money" he says as he moves closer. "No" Then he says "give me a $100.00" as he moves closer. I showed him something and he took off. I am just a little white guy.

5/16/2013 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Yoda Mann said...

One Gangnificient Mile.

Print it.

5/16/2013 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but I go downtown quite a bit. Was wondering if any of you POLICE OFFICERS had a description of some of these people who were involved with the senior citizen on No. Michigan Ave. News reports gives no ID features except a group of males. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
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What is the opposite of white?

5/16/2013 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just in: The supposed victim lied. Good for those of you who kept a healthy skepticism as the story unfolded. Can't say I'm surprised that some comments were ready to believe the..what code did these Internet Tough Guys hid behind? Ah yes..."wildlings" and "thugs" were a scourge that people needed concealed carry to combat.

5/16/2013 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's full of shit! Put her on the box.

5/16/2013 10:07:00 PM  

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