Wednesday, March 11, 2015

No Descriptions....Again

  • A van was driven through exterior and interior doors Tuesday morning at Abt Electronics in Glenview in an apparent crash-and-grab attempt, but no merchandise was taken and four offenders fled the scene, police said.

    According to a news release from the Glenview Police Department, at 5:38 a.m. two vans, one full-size and one minivan, pulled into the Abt parking lot at 1200 Milwaukee Ave. There were four men in the two vans.

    One man drove the full-size van into the building through an exterior and interior set of glass doors at the merchandise pickup area, according to the release.

    Once the doors were breached, all the men ran into the store, where they were confronted by an employee. They then ran out and fled the scene in the minivan, according to the release.
A certain lack of planning, no reconnaissance, no apparent knowledge of on-site 24-hour security - we're betting a Chicago connection.

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40 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abt has surveillance cameras at driver's eye level in their lots, cameras on the outside of the building and cameras inside the building. These guys don't know it yet, but they're toast.

3/11/2015 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting points from another post

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Before saying this I voted for fioretti. I have no clue who or if I will vote this time. Don't think that chuy is the savior. Chuy was guess who's right hand man?? That's right, little baby Todd Stroger. Chuy wants a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage and he has sponsored in the 90s many anti police violence rally's against the cpd. He also attended several anti police rally's in the Hispanic community during the ferguson drama. He was part of Todd strogers regime and that is what threw the county into chaos. He will pay into our pensions and give us manpOwer... Hmm, I think every mayoral candidate in the history of politics has said that. Doing it is another story. Don't get caught up in all the hype and do some research on this clown. I can't stand rahm either so I just don't think Im giving either of these guys my vote. Don't get me started on chuys kid and his relationship with the cpd.... Trust me, chuy has very hard feelings towards the cpd over the treatment of his kid

3/11/2015 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Siders!!!!

3/11/2015 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were monks of some sort, you can tell by the hoods.

3/11/2015 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see breaking into Nieman-Marcus and taking expensive purses and high-end sunglasses. They aren't "traceable" and you can put the whole display easily in the back of a van.

When you go to Abt, how many refrigerators and stoves can you take out???

Unless you're backing up a semi and have 10 or 12 guys lifting BIG stuff, crashing in with a mini-van is not the smartest move.

Doesn't sound like these robbers scored high on their ACT exams.


3/11/2015 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to say, I read 3 or 4 similar stories everyday, where the race is not mentioned. And the followup story usually has a mugshot of the person(s) or the unique name. 95% of the time... Yep.

I am actually surprised when they are not.

3/11/2015 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day the Chicago intelligence unit would have scooped these guys up by now. The players would have been identified and an arrest would be immanent.

3/11/2015 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is OK to omit descriptions of suspects when giving a description would prove racist and when the suspect is a minority.

3/11/2015 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think ABT has cameras every 6 inches throughout that store. Obviously they are not professionals at their trade. A little planning and surveillance would have told them that there are cameras and security. The criminal element how stupid they are. I do have to thank them for keeping me employed.

3/11/2015 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is out of control....Crash and Grab teams were given the opportunity pass by the Mayor Rahm reportedly told other cohorts to keep out of Chicago during Rahm's runoff election.....

3/11/2015 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the media was interviewing residents and several male and female 2's repeatedly stating some version of "it's coming to our neighborhood" good! Maybe now you will realize the (probable) offenders doing this are not "gentle giants" "misguided youths" and that the "red line" doesn't run far enough to "ship them home" so can we get back to real punishment for crimes committed and stop coddling these villains that grow stronger every time you make excuses for their illegal invasions of your safety and well being. It's only a matter of time before they come breaking in your door
wait, unless they are gypsies (sarcasm) then let me get started on illegal immigrants and immigration! GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF US

3/11/2015 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...confronted by an employee"?

How about, "confronted by an armed security guard who drew his Glock 22, thus causing them to rethink their wayward career choices"?

3/11/2015 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the newspapers now have a policy of not giving the offenders race if the description is otherwise too vague - but they still give the gender, and as a man, I am highly offender - that gender discrimination - now everyone thinks that I am the offender (because I am a man), and they are giving me dirty looks, wondering if I am the one who broke into ABT .... HMMMM ... silly media ...

3/11/2015 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:11am

You have some very valid points. I voted for Fioretti myself. I do not like Rahm, but this anyone but Rahm philosophy is not the best.

Chuy is a certified moron and will not be able to make good on any of his campaign promises. He does not have a good history with the police. Rahm is anti-union and anti-labor, but he is not anti-police. I'm not saying he is a huge supporter of us, there is only one person who Rahm is for and that is himself. I'm just saying I'm not so sure I want a guy with a professional and personal (his son) history with the police in office.

Word is this is Rahm's last term if he gets elected. If Rahm gets elected we look at a relatively fresh slate of candidates in 2019. If Chuy gets elected we hope a decent candidate can unseat an incumbent Chuy.

This is truly the devil you know or the devil you don't scenario.

3/11/2015 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ant carries high end watches too.

3/11/2015 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how come black lives don't matter to other blacks?
Why do blacks kill each other every day in drive by shootings?

3/11/2015 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Descriptions are very often racist. What is important is that a crime was committed. Describing the alleged criminals is not important.

3/11/2015 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media must think all male offenders are black unless reported by them as white or hispanic .

3/11/2015 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuel gave clearance for all smash-n-grabs. 'Do it in the suburbs 'til the election...afterwards, you're all welcome back to the Gold Coast.'

3/11/2015 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

In the past, race was always included in descriptions.
The last 6-months, unless a photo/video is included, descriptions are useless trash. Especially when officials ask the public for help identifying a suspect.

Ironically, race is available 'BOLDLY,' when a WHITE Officer shoots a BLACK man/woman.

Liberal media doesn't hesitate including race...instead, lib reporters boast to increase racial tensions.
non-sharpton appears at the scene, and lawyers are called upon.
Disgusting!


3/11/2015 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day the Chicago intelligence unit would have scooped these guys up by now. The players would have been identified and an arrest would be immanent


That's the TV show Chicago P.D.. The unit you're thinking of was C.I.U..

3/11/2015 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Descriptions are very often racist. What is important is that a crime was committed. Describing the alleged criminals is not important.


. . . unless you want them to be caught

3/11/2015 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Scc, what ya think? said...

Before saying this I voted for fioretti. I have no clue who or if I will vote this time. Don't think that chuy is the savior. Chuy was guess who's right hand man?? That's right, little baby Todd Stroger. Chuy wants a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage and he has sponsored in the 90s many anti police violence rally's against the cpd. He also attended several anti police rally's in the Hispanic community during the ferguson drama. He was part of Todd strogers regime and that is what threw the county into chaos. He will pay into our pensions and give us manpOwer... Hmm, I think every mayoral candidate in the history of politics has said that. Doing it is another story. Don't get caught up in all the hype and do some research on this clown. I can't stand rahm either so I just don't think Im giving either of these guys my vote. Don't get me started on chuys kid and his relationship with the cpd.... Trust me, chuy has very hard feelings towards the cpd over the treatment of his kid

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You have some very valid points. I voted for Fioretti myself. I do not like Rahm, but this anyone but Rahm philosophy is not the best.

Chuy is a certified moron and will not be able to make good on any of his campaign promises. He does not have a good history with the police. Rahm is anti-union and anti-labor, but he is not anti-police. I'm not saying he is a huge supporter of us, there is only one person who Rahm is for and that is himself. I'm just saying I'm not so sure I want a guy with a professional and personal (his son) history with the police in office.

Word is this is Rahm's last term if he gets elected. If Rahm gets elected we look at a relatively fresh slate of candidates in 2019. If Chuy gets elected we hope a decent candidate can unseat an incumbent Chuy.

This is truly the devil you know or the devil you don't scenario.

3/11/2015 09:54:00 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Wow, very interesting points by both here. I was all the way in with CHUY for this election. I did some looking around on the internet and found the anti police rally crap that chuy was involved in. Also forgot and didnt think about his strong ties to the stroger clan. The strogers were his china men. They made him a high ranking member of the Black Caucus of chicago also where he attended many of these anti police rallies. Pretty much my feelings are that if chuy is elected we are going to have a stroger like mayor which is unacceptable. Put it this way... Danny Davis is all over Chuy and endorsing him to win. You know the old county board and good ole boy system will reign supreme if chuy wins. Had no clue about all of it! I think he knows he doesnt need our endorsement thats why he has not been very active in participating in union related functions.


SCC, How about an interesting/information thread on these above comments? Really opens up discussion with plenty of time before election day. Thanks!

3/11/2015 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
12:11am

You have some very valid points. I voted for Fioretti myself. I do not like Rahm, but this anyone but Rahm philosophy is not the best.

Chuy is a certified moron and will not be able to make good on any of his campaign promises. He does not have a good history with the police. Rahm is anti-union and anti-labor, but he is not anti-police. I'm not saying he is a huge supporter of us, there is only one person who Rahm is for and that is himself. I'm just saying I'm not so sure I want a guy with a professional and personal (his son) history with the police in office.

Word is this is Rahm's last term if he gets elected. If Rahm gets elected we look at a relatively fresh slate of candidates in 2019. If Chuy gets elected we hope a decent candidate can unseat an incumbent Chuy.

This is truly the devil you know or the devil you don't scenario.

3/11/2015 09:54:00 AM

You're full of it, and pretending to agree with 12:11am is just a way to get your foot in the door.

Please clarify how Jesus Garcia is "a certified moron".

Please explain how Rahm Emanuel will be good to the police when he is anti-labor and anti-union and has already PROVEN he has no respect for us, our contract or our pensions.

Please explain how 'word is this is Rahm's last term in office'. Because it sounds to me like you're saying 'I work for Rahm and we're trying to snag a few votes by lying and saying hold your nose and vote for Rahm because it's only for four more years'.

Don't b.s. me with your innuendo that it'll only hurt for four more years, so vote for Rahm.
I didn't buy it four years ago and I'm not buying it now. If he gets in again, he'll grow roots and we'll NEVER get rid of this kudzu vine. It will spread its tentacles, get a death grip on every living thing in its path and twist and warp whatever it touches.

No. ENOUGH of the failed Rahm Emanuel experiment.

3/11/2015 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is this is Rahm's last term if he gets elected. If Rahm gets elected we look at a relatively fresh slate of candidates in 2019. If Chuy gets elected we hope a decent candidate can unseat an incumbent Chuy.

This is truly the devil you know or the devil you don't scenario.

3/11/2015 09:54:00 AM

Rahm personally told you he promises not to stay on as Mayor and you believe him? After he was forced into a runoff, his national plans evaporated. He is not going anywhere.

Sure, one of his brothers can throw him another job that pays him a boatload of money, but Rahm needs power. Rahm does not want his bother's handouts. He can be the big powerful Mayor. He is not going away.

Rahm had his chance and blew it, badly. Give Chuy a shot. It is unlikely he will work out and we can easily get him out. Who knows, he may surprise us.

We know Rahm isn't going to fund our pension. That is the Devil you know. Get rid of him now. In four more years he will have amassed his army and will be unstoppable.

3/11/2015 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy is pro-police. he said he is going to hire 1000 more cops.

3/11/2015 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously a not very thought out plan.... DOH!

3/11/2015 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Descriptions are very often racist. What is important is that a crime was committed. Describing the alleged criminals is not important.

3/11/2015 10:28:00 AM

A description is a discription, plain and simple.

You are just simple.

3/11/2015 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand rahm either so I just don't think Im giving either of these guys my vote. Don't get me started on chuys kid and his relationship with the cpd.... Trust me, chuy has very hard feelings towards the cpd over the treatment of his kid

3/11/2015 12:11:00 AM

Yeah. You'll show them by not voting at all.

Fool.

3/12/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABC7, the crime didn't occur at 'A', 'B', 'T' electronics. It occurred at Abt electronics. The family's name is Abt.

3/12/2015 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I can see breaking into Nieman-Marcus and taking expensive purses and high-end sunglasses. They aren't "traceable" and you can put the whole display easily in the back of a van.

When you go to Abt, how many refrigerators and stoves can you take out???

Unless you're backing up a semi and have 10 or 12 guys lifting BIG stuff, crashing in with a mini-van is not the smartest move.

Doesn't sound like these robbers scored high on their ACT exams.



3/11/2015 01:10:00 AM

Abt also carries small, valuable items like moderate high-end watches such as Ball and Rado, as well as the always-popular-theft targets that are modern smartphones.

If the burglars weren't complete idiots (I know, a fairly big 'if' in this case), those small items would likely be what they were going for.

3/12/2015 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuy is pro-police. he said he is going to hire 1000 more cops.

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Really??? Thats great!!!!!!!! He actually said publically and is using this as a part of his campaign that he will hire 1000 more cops!! WERE SAVED!!! oh wait... I forgot. Rahm said that too and he didnt do it. You wanna know something too, when rahm said it all the idiots out there believed that he would do it. Never happened. In fact, he eliminated 2000 spots in the department. News flash incase you have lived in a bubble... politicians lie. all the time. he might hire 1000 police officers over lets say 3 or 4 years but thats about normal to keep up with retirements and how much we are short now. If you want to impress me, add those 2000 spots back into the budget and hire enough to get us back to that number... not todays present budgeted number. You people will believe anything... Kinda like the idiots who voted yes for the contract just because the union said it was a great deal and they needed that quick retro check money. Saps..

3/12/2015 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is OK to omit descriptions of suspects when giving a description would prove racist and when the suspect is a minority."

The race of a suspect is simply one of many descriptors (such as height, weight, eye color ) used to identify said suspect. Anything else is an assumption on your part. Please, all of this liberal guilt nonsense has to end - the sooner the better for everyone.

3/12/2015 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abt is a great company to do business with. I was there a week ago, it's like Fort Knox! Midnight security has more than cellphones bad guys, try your antics there again and they'll just need a mop and hose for your dumb brain matter!

3/12/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the van-through-the-windows assaults on the "medical marijuana dispensaries" get going.

Quasi-legal, so the pharmacies won't handle the product and banks are squeamish. Creates a whole new quasi-legal industry, with cash from pot stores in Colorado apparently being trucked to 3360 N. Elston Ave. for some sort of "processing."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-marijuana-tl-0212-20150203-story.html

3/12/2015 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone but Rahm. I wish Venezuela's Hugo Chavez were available to run for mayor here. It'd be a hell of a funny time. Guy really did have a great sense of humor for a Communist.

3/12/2015 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#ABTappliancesMATTER

3/12/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Chuy is pro-police. he said he is going to hire 1000 more cops.

**********************

Really??? Thats great!!!!!!!! He actually said publically and is using this as a part of his campaign that he will hire 1000 more cops!! WERE SAVED!!! oh wait... I forgot. Rahm said that too and he didnt do it. You wanna know something too, when rahm said it all the idiots out there believed that he would do it. Never happened. In fact, he eliminated 2000 spots in the department. News flash incase you have lived in a bubble... politicians lie. all the time. he might hire 1000 police officers over lets say 3 or 4 years but thats about normal to keep up with retirements and how much we are short now. If you want to impress me, add those 2000 spots back into the budget and hire enough to get us back to that number... not todays present budgeted number. You people will believe anything... Kinda like the idiots who voted yes for the contract just because the union said it was a great deal and they needed that quick retro check money. Saps..

3/12/2015 01:42:00 AM

Chuy hiring a 1000 new cops isn't being cop-friendly; it's being citizen-friendly. It's a way to safeguard people and property.

As for Rahm promising 1000 police, he never did. He never said that.

I posted here when it started and said everybody needs to listen to what Emanuel SAYS, not what you want to THINK he says. Rahm Emanuel cut his teeth writing statements and parsing words in the White House. He knows how to make you believe something when he never uttered those words.

When he said he would 'add 1000 cops to the streets of Chicago' I knew what he was saying and what he meant to do. Why weren't people paying attention? Were they dazzled by his padded resume? Were they enthralled with his millions of dollars' worth of red, white and blue signs? I don't know. But the man was shrewd and he fooled a lot of people.

You've GOT to pay attention to the details, people.

3/12/2015 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Abt also carries small, valuable items like moderate high-end watches such as Ball and Rado, as well as the always-popular-theft targets that are modern smartphones.

If the burglars weren't complete idiots (I know, a fairly big 'if' in this case), those small items would likely be what they were going for.

3/12/2015 12:31:00 AM

Those items are nowhere close to the doors. There is no way you'd go for those items if you'd even been inside the store one time. Too far in, way past the large appliances.
High end small stuff is on the second floor. Impossible.

3/13/2015 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is waging war on the retirees, and has stated that he will reduce our pensions. Any copper that votes for Rahm, is voting against himself.

3/13/2015 06:10:00 PM  

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