Sunday, June 05, 2016

Bike Robberies

  • A robbery crew targeted people along the Lakefront Path near Belmont Harbor yesterday afternoon—repeatedly tossing bikes in front of oncoming bicyclists in an effort to knock people down so they could be robbed according to multiple witnesses and one known victim.

    Reports started coming in shortly before 2PM from people along the bike path between Belmont and the landmark totem pole, according to police. All of the reports said that two men on bikes and one man on foot were trying to steal bikes and other property after knocking people down along the lakefront.

    Police were unable to locate the offenders, but one man later showed up at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of injuries that he suffered in an attack at the north end of Belmont Harbor. Officers have categorized the incident as an armed robbery—with the weapon being a bicycle.
Ingenious. To the citizens (or cops) you're just an innocent subject riding a bicycle, until you use it out-of-sight to knock people off theirs and rob them of everything they have. Yet another thing that a robust Summer Mobile and Bike Patrol might counter, but not any time soon.

Is the "Crime In Wrigleyville and Boystown" blog the only ones covering this?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

All three men are described as black with short hair, 18-23 years old, 5’9” to 6’ tall and thin. One carried a red book bag. One had a black specialized bike. And one had a black bike with green trim.

6/05/2016 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As SCC said very ingenious and inventive. Don't bike riders have concealed carry permits?

6/05/2016 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Crime In Boystown said...

Thank you, as always, SCC.

CBS was the only outlet to pull someone off of IPRA video review duty long enough to cover the story. Looks like the victim picked up a complimentary fractured elbow in the deal.

6/05/2016 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous politically correct azzhole said...

Remember. No racial profiling even if it's an overwhelming statistical fact.

Common sense does not apply. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

6/05/2016 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens of this city are so fucked . Maybe they don't pay enough taxes ? Or.....maybe they should radically support their police and demand results . .... do unproductive criminals have more rights than productive citizens ?
Who's city is this anyway ?
Stand and fight or lose it all .

6/05/2016 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decoy Unit.
Full stop.

Oh wait...
Policemen aren't allowed to kill on-view armed robbery
offenders anymore.

Hopefully a CCW citizen will lay some of these assholes out
and get in the wind.

Hopefully they will take the appropriate counter-measures
to thwart the "Apparatus" from finding them and taking revenge for maiming/killing
some democratic voters in self defense.

6/05/2016 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of CCW riders dispatching the POS to their eternal damnation would put a quick halt to this robbery scam.

6/05/2016 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like an undercover opportunity for the bike squad?

6/05/2016 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for reasonable restrictions on Bikes.

6/05/2016 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Band bikes from the lakefront

6/05/2016 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The weapon is a bicycle. But if anyone defends against and hurts someone in that crew he'll be yet another "unarmed teen." Anderson, Chris, Al, and Rachel must be drooling in anticipation.

6/05/2016 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuel doesn't want this reported - unless White kids are doing it...

6/05/2016 06:32:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Very creative. The usual suspects?

6/05/2016 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....any description of the offenders??

6/05/2016 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robbing north siders isn't a crime. The revruns care nothing about the taxpayers of chiraq.

6/05/2016 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fucking lebtard's deserve this, there mayor want's them to ride there bike all over the city, taking the crime with them.

6/05/2016 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summer Mobile was the best bang for the buck this department ever had.

It makes sense to have a large group of officers to go anywhere on a moment's notice at the first indication of a problem, otherwise man the parks, beaches and tourist areas to (possibly) deter wilding, robberies and just keeping "exuberant youth" in check.

6/05/2016 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 documented victim? Not much of a crime least, not yet.

6/05/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the time (over 40 years ago now) another group of similar thugs were pulling the ol' Jesse James type stage coach robberies along the East end of the roadway between the R.R. tracks and the Dan Ryan Expwy.,around 2800 South.
Their M.O. was to throw tree branches across the roadway blocking street. Then when a motorist would stop and get out of their vehicle to move the tree to continue on, they would appear from their hiding spot and stick-up the unsuspecting motorists.
That went on until one such motorist was an off duty (armed) Chicago Police detective.
You could imagine their surprise AND outcome.

6/05/2016 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armed robbery, really. Come on, you know this will get downgraded to a theft. Keep killing crime on paper.

6/05/2016 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of CCW riders dispatching the POS to their eternal damnation would put a quick halt to this robbery scam.

The weapon is a bicycle. But if anyone defends against and hurts someone in that crew he'll be yet another "unarmed teen." Anderson, Chris, Al, and Rachel must be drooling in anticipation

A couple of thoughts here from a law-abiding, police-supporting mom in 019 who is waiting on Springfield to mail her CCW:
1) It is illegal to carry on Chicago Park District property, so I would "never" do so. (or at the library or the CTA or my kids' school -- that's my story, and I'm sticking to it)

2) I agree completely about the "unarmed teen" comment. I've spent a lot of time considering the ruination that could come from defending myself or my children again a "misguided yute," even in our own home (IL needs a Castle Doctrine!).

3) After reading about three 8th-graders being robbed at gunpoint in a school parking lot very soon after dismissal, my husband and I had a serious discussion about potential scenarios and outcomes. We came to the the conclusion that I will defend myself and our own children only, that the people I might try to otherwise help are (or their parents are) anti-2A liberal voters who would clutch their pearls and fight off a case of the vapors just long enough to hang me out to dry. Besides, I don't have that kind of training.

4) My husband and I are trying to leave Illinois within the next year, two at the most.

5) Thank you, CPD, for doing what you do every day.

6/05/2016 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch for Rahm's and the local media interns to post
shit about why maiming and killing "bike bandits" is
being advocated.

Just wai until some "minding their business"
recreational rider is critically injured or killed
when one of the assholes in question rolls
a throw-away bike in their path to forcibly
dismount said rider...

It's the same vile and vicious shit that motivated certain
assholes to climb a lamp post to cock the traffic signals
so they can rob the injured, dying and dead after the crash.

6/05/2016 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First memorial day savagery at the beach police spokes moron says "We will not be increasing beach area patrols, next it happens again Friday and then "we will be increasing beach patrols!" You cannot make this stuff up, reality everyday in chiraq the constantly clueless talking out of both sides of their mouths! Bottom line exempts have no clue what they are doing, they are fetal just waiting to drain the pension of that incredibly high payday pension! Many years ago a gold star meant something, today the same clowns same players Eddie before you came they got no results no what are they doing sitting on their hands?

Message from the superintendent:

6/05/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the late 60's, as kids 3 or 4 of us used to ride our bikes to Lincoln Park Zoo and the beachfront. Even back then, bands of predators would could out of the bushes and try to punch & grab a bike or two. We could outrun most of them. But every now & then we'd get whacked with a tree limb or sucker punch. We never were intimidated, we always rode to the lake, in fact when we told our older friends about the thugs, they came along our rides. We started carrying our lock & chains looped under our t shirts. Without fail, the thieves tried their ambush...and sorely, sorely failed. In a Lords of Flatbush style, a dozen or more white kids 10 to 17 years old had run the predators out of Lincoln Park. We didn't go out looking for trouble, we fought back and refused to be bullied.
In retrospect I think those boys got the message and I'd like to think it made the zoo area a bit safer even if for only a few summers.

– To all the civilian fitness bikers that frequent the lakefront, Stand Your Ground.
If you're going to get beat up, at least fight back with something, anything.

Love to hear some liberal fight back for once.

6/05/2016 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like just another "prank" as described by our liberal media, similar to " the knockout game".....the knockout game is actually a crime known as " battery". Oh those rambunctious black youth are doing it again. Note to all potential victims: this crime wave is quickly moving north, away from their own who refuse to "snitch". These rambunctious "youth" want what you have and hurting you, maiming nor killing is no big deal to them. Next.

6/05/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Chicago needs to line the bike path with Guardian Angels like folks with baseball bats and deliver some mighty beat downs when they see stuff like this.

6/05/2016 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't carry in a park.

6/05/2016 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Kahr CW380 or Ruger LCP will both hide easily, even in bike shorts and a T-Shirt. Just a thought.

6/05/2016 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing Chicagoans don't believe in guns

6/05/2016 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time for Chicago to enact some common sense bile laws, restricting sale, ownership and use of these demonic two wheel devices.

6/05/2016 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember: When bikes are outlawed, only outlaws will have bikes.

6/05/2016 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...two men on bikes and one man on foot" translates to "three men on bikes" real fast.

If people don't fight back. Our family used things like rocks and ball-peen hammers.

We always rode our bikes home, our Timex watches and pocket change intact.

6/05/2016 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/05/2016 01:53:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
A couple of CCW riders dispatching the POS to their eternal damnation would put a quick halt to this robbery scam.

The Lakefront path is a gun free zone. No legal CCW carriers allowed.

6/05/2016 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for Dave Sneathen to dust off the old Schwinn ten speed.

6/05/2016 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does this mean the formation of an elite unit is pending? Maybe like in the original Mad Max? That would be awesome! In the movie, this group was called the Main Force Patrol.

Ooops . . . can't use any force under the current administration and media climate. Soon, there will be lawsuits and vigils and protests (oh my!) because officers issued commands without saying "pretty please with sugar on top". So this CPD unit would be known as the Main Farce Patrol.

After the total collapse of society a few years from now, one of the survivors would be able to wander the wastelands, pedaling the last of the 10-speed Interceptors. (A piece of history! It'd be a shame to blow it up . . . )

6/05/2016 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get some of those Vietnam vet ole timers. Give em a 6 pack and a Louieville. Problem solved.

6/05/2016 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

Bicycle as weapon: a few years back, I saw a YouTube video from China. A punk on a motor scooter snatched a woman's purse and buzzed away down the street. There must have been a hue and cry, because a bloke half a block down got off his bike and grabbed it with both hands. Then as the punk passed him, he swung the bike up and knocked the punk off his scooter.

Just A Civilian (who appreciated that bicycle fu)

6/05/2016 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just know Lovey & Lovey are just DROOLING at the thought. Picture some innocent bike riding citizen who comes across the path of these miscreants and says" Fuck this shit" as the bike comes flying in front of Joe Citizen and the little shits try to go through the personal property of the victim. A couple of well placed shots and Joe Citizen is on his way. But good ol' Lovey would LOVE to try and jack up the citizen who rightfully defends himself from the lower rung of the cesspool of society.

6/05/2016 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently the crime in 019 has been noticed, MS being moved, MSTact Lt dumped, EG Captain dumped.
Commander will probably be promoted this week.

6/05/2016 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The savages are out of control and they are only going to get worse. Imagine what a war zone Chicago will be if Hillary gets elected.

6/05/2016 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only solution repeal or amend SB 1304 and get the ACLU out of running (and ruining) the CPD. The inmates are truly running the asylum.

6/06/2016 05:26:00 AM  
Blogger grunt said...

is it the Amish tranny going around again.

6/06/2016 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bike path is actually not a gun free Zone. Since it is a path that enters and exits city parks but ishe not a park itself, you can legally carry on the path as long as you do not leave the path to enter one of the parks or beaches. Check the law, what I say is correct.

6/06/2016 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't apply to IROCC people either...

6/07/2016 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should get rid of powertest so summer mobile is at full strength . Theyve been at 60% for last few years. And beaches are only getting worse. That jackass sgt that started having pos pass a powertest has left unit but that bullshit remains even though the yearly bike team doesn't take a yearly powertest

6/07/2016 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should get rid of powertest so summer mobile is at full strength . Theyve been at 60% for last few years. And beaches are only getting worse. That jackass sgt that started having pos pass a powertest has left unit but that bullshit remains even though the yearly bike team doesn't take a yearly powertest

And maybe, just maybe, if a new summer mobile unit is started up, if you want it SO BADLY you will get your ass in some form of physical shape so that you can PASS the power test that may be required to get into it!

6/07/2016 11:45:00 AM  

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