Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Off Duty Mugged Downtown (UPDATE!)

  • An off-duty Chicago police officer was hit with a bottle and robbed in the Near North neighborhood this weekend. Not far away, a Loop resident was mugged as she entered her high-rise residential building. The incidents are the latest in a violent crime surge that shows no signs of slowing down in the two neighborhoods.

    Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, a group of at least three men approached a 24-year-old off-duty officer in the 600 block of North Wells. A bottle was thrown at the man's face and he was robbed of his phone and personal items, according to the police department. The department did not identify the man as an off-duty officer, but his position was confirmed by a police source. Descriptions of the offenders were not offered by the department.
No descriptions? How can that be? But here's the disturbing trend that blogs are covering, but not the Department:
  • Robberies in the Near North neighborhood are up 50% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2017. There were 45 hold-ups reported in the area through February 23 this year compared to 30 during the same timeframe last year and just 15 in 2014.

    CWBChicago has been closely watching the Loop’s robbery rate since last winter.

    So far this year, Loop muggings are up 106% compared to last year. Sixty-four robberies were reported through February 23, up from 31 during the same time period last year. Compared to 2014’s 13 muggings, incidents are up 80% in the Loop.
Even the police aren't immune to crime, so guess who might be even more vulnerable?

UPDATE from the BWC Blog authors:
  • We inaccurately wrote that "Compared to 2014’s 13 muggings, incidents are up 80% in the Loop." That's wrong. We have now corrected our story with the corrected version" Compared to 2014’s 13 muggings, incidents are up 392% in the Loop."
An almost 400% increase in Loop muggings - time for Special Ed to resign, and take the mayor with you.

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60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So funny how the media always seems to post the race when it's a white cop and black offender (I mean "victim"). I still don't get the liberal agenda when it comes to race reporting. When is the police department going to adopt the same standards as the media?

3/06/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Eddie talked about crime being down today. Ha freaking hah! Suck it, Rahm, you liar!

3/06/2018 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger Crime In Boystown said...

Thanks again for sharing the news with your readers, SCC. Unfortunately, we realized that there was an error in or math.

We inaccurately wrote that "Compared to 2014’s 13 muggings, incidents are up 80% in the Loop." That's wrong. We have now corrected our story with the corrected version" Compared to 2014’s 13 muggings, incidents are up 392% in the Loop."

That's better.

3/06/2018 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long before people start moving out as crime in the area goes up!

3/06/2018 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But but but the Trib says violent crime is down 25 percent....

3/06/2018 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police are part of the population and have been increasingly victimized.

3/06/2018 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait for the usual summer crime wave. But they are building a 19 million dollar tennis court @ 51st and Sate with city money. I'm not sure what the location code is for a tennis court when someone gets shot.

3/06/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robberies, hold-ups, Loop muggings:
Sounds like the Chicago kinky sex report

3/06/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You only get mugged if you go downtown....
The people will decide, eventually.

3/06/2018 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its more productive to not Kill each other in the hood,So go Downtown,Like Petunia Clark Said, You can always go Downtown.

3/06/2018 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The solution is, there is no solution, as long as these radical left wing democrats run this city. I miss going downtown to the restaurants, theater etc. Now I go to the northern suburbs, there is free parking and I don't have to lug the gun around if I don't want to. There are plenty of things to do up there.

3/06/2018 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the police aren't immune to crime, so guess who might be even more vulnerable?
Labels: crime, stats

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess the icky twerp Murder Mayor and his inner circle of evil doers. Certainly not the god fearing, taxpaying citizens of this savage run city...

3/06/2018 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So....the north of the loop area returns to it's skid row character.....approximately 50 years later.....

.....the aging original yuppies are weeping.....

3/06/2018 04:43:00 AM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

S.C C this has been going on for years. Loyola University sent out an email over ten years ago earning of rising crime on the near north side. It was even read at the end of masses at St. Joseph and Immaculate Churches in Old Town.

3/06/2018 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Law-Abiding Citizen said...

You would be amazed at wannabe violent offenders fleeing like a jackrabbit when they see a red laser dot dancing on their chests. No paperwork required. .

3/06/2018 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need more "private" security!!!!

3/06/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that The University of Chicago Crime Lab needs to get on with solving this problem ASAP. Bwahhhhh hahhhhh hahhhh hahhhhh hahhhhhhh.

3/06/2018 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope nothing happens to the Keesing Bandit while he is out enjoying a white wine spritzer or on the way to his loft. If any fool tries messing with him, they may find themselves on the “receiving end” of a butt whooping.

3/06/2018 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Its more productive to not Kill each other in the hood,So go Downtown,Like Petunia Clark Said, You can always go Downtown.

3/06/2018 01:48:00 AM

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Geez,it's "Petula" you yutz. But thanks for the reminder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0

3/06/2018 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will the Department tell us the descriptions of the robbers if the media will not?

3/06/2018 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Compared to 2014’s 13 muggings, incidents are up 392% in the Loop."

That goes to show these are isolated incidents!" It's safe now!

Signed yours truly,

Special Ed

3/06/2018 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD FORBID he would have shot them, “unarmed teens, targeted by off duty police officer” the headlines would report.

3/06/2018 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Riley seems entirely disinterested in the quality-of-life issues in his ward that affect his residential constituents. I think he serves Northwestern's real estate operational demands, and that's it. The current crime-rate in Streeterville/North Michigan Avenue is inexcusable, and Riley largely absenting himself from actively seeking solutions. He allows retailers to play sidewalk music at all hours, even on predominantly-residential streets. He claims he was unable to prevent the issuance of a liquor-license for another high-volume big-crowd bar in North Pier, claiming his advocacy was "ignored" by Liquor Commissioner and City Hall. He's unresponsive to residents' complaints about routinely double-parked cars and trucks, blocked streets, clogged traffic, collapsed street pavement and pot-holes, poorly-maintained sidewalks, and restaurant-related trash problems.

3/06/2018 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's shitcago values so what's wrong with a little clownin, funnin or wilding.

3/06/2018 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Rahm and Ed say crime is down and they keep opening more SDSC rooms which further depletes manpower available for the street.

3/06/2018 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Violent Feral RahmKids have taken over the night.
Stay off the streets of Chicago.

3/06/2018 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muggings and murder and mayhem, oh my!

3/06/2018 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And CPD leadership continues to fail. Take a look at NY/NJ transit policing. Take a look at NYPD street crime units. You really are failing in your careers kidney bean & company.

3/06/2018 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a black man in Chicago, law abiding, working since 17. This is the way I describe the crime now. I consider myself streetwise and the several things I do, never let anyone use my cell phone, your ass is lost, contact the cops or go to the nearest station. If I see two or more young black men walking near me, I cross the street and attempt to enter a building. This is out of hand.

3/06/2018 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How long before people start moving out as crime in the area goes up!

3/06/2018 12:25:00 AM

That is a great question. Not yet is the answer. Hard to say what the tipping point will be. It will have far reaching consequences if the youngsters don't want to live downtown.

3/06/2018 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think it's just coincidence that the new movie Death Wish was moved from New York to Chicago?

3/06/2018 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Ed said he wants to load up Homan Square before the summer.
Where will that manpower come from Ed?
How come only the units and “community” districts are flush with manpower??

3/06/2018 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing left to steal in the neighborhoods so the criminals and dope fiends have gone to the Near North, Loop, and Gold Coast. The city is already doomed. Would ask the last resident left to turn off the lights on the way out to somewhere else but the thieves will already have stolen those too. Sad.

3/06/2018 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hundred's of Urban Predator's, Looking to Rob,Steal,Car Jack, All Crime's of Opportunity.This is going on 24/7 ,Same discription..

3/06/2018 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you take all the officers out of 001 and 018 and put them in the hood...

3/06/2018 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad guys do their biz and hit the tubes. They gone...good surveillance photos, caught charged, probation, 1 year..back out doing it again. That crew of juvies that hit several cell stores back in Nov. in 001 and even stabbed an employee...a few of them did the same shit over the summer and sprayed the cell store employee, caught, charged, T-Mobile refused to prosecute. So where's the solution?

3/06/2018 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the communists continue to protect "Those That Shall Not Be Named"? The rights of victims are trampled while criminals are protected. Makes no sense.

J.J.

3/06/2018 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Duty Chicago Police Officer, Shoot's Unarmed Black teenager's.Had he defended himself.

3/06/2018 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Jesus, another one bad for my blood pressure

3/06/2018 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the two new security officers be next?

3/06/2018 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is getting bad. The days of walking nonchalantly in the nicer areas of Chicago, even in the daytime, are over.

I guess I am too old, but in the early 1970s I could walk by myself all around the near north side and Gold Coast after midnight or with friends and not even thinking it was dangerous.
Thank you, Rahm and your fellow Democrats, for ruining the entire city.

3/06/2018 04:30:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Just want to share a few memories. I am 74 years old living in Montana. As a teenage I went to school in the loop. My father was a cop. I remember seeing undercover cops arrest bad guys on the trains and in the stations. I lived in Rogerspark and took the Howard train 5 days a week. These guys dressed like bums and were good actors. Why can't PD have decoys on the trains and stations anymore? It worked.

3/06/2018 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple solution:
Make 17 year olds adults again.

3/06/2018 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Property vlaues will plummet.

3/06/2018 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many half-assed cops taking up space (what's the expression you frequently use here, "waste of oxygen?") in the 001st and 018th Districts. Afraid or don't know how to be the police, to the point now where coppers can't even walk around off duty in the best parts of the city unmolested. What kind of a half-assed police dept. has the CPD digressed down to these days?

3/06/2018 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael...my dear late father JD was one of the decoys you speak of. Yes it worked. And the decoys were always unarmed, relying on their backup crew to protect them. Civilians were relieved knowing the decoys were out there.

3/06/2018 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to share a few memories. I am 74 years old living in Montana. As a teenage I went to school in the loop. My father was a cop. I remember seeing undercover cops arrest bad guys on the trains and in the stations. I lived in Rogers Park and took the Howard train 5 days a week. These guys dressed like bums and were good actors. Why can't PD have decoys on the trains and stations anymore? It worked.

3/06/2018 05:08:00 PM

Yes, it did work. And, it could work again, but they are concerned about not getting 25% Caucasian offenders, 25% Black offenders, 25% Hispanic/Latino offenders and 25% Asian offenders. The numbers will be lopsided to one segment and the ACLU will scream there are not enough of the other three groups. Also, when an arrest does occur, the liberal State's Attorney and the liberal Cook County judges will just let the little felons go free to study for their ACT and/or SAT exams.

3/06/2018 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The preacher man says its the end of time
and the mississipi river shes a going dry

the interest is up and the stock markets down
And you only get mugged if you go downtown

3/06/2018 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is getting bad. The days of walking nonchalantly in the nicer areas of Chicago, even in the daytime, are over.

I guess I am too old, but in the early 1970s I could walk by myself all around the near north side and Gold Coast after midnight or with friends and not even thinking it was dangerous.
Thank you, Rahm and your fellow Democrats, for ruining the entire city.

3/06/2018 04:30:00 PM

It is not just here. It is everywhere, but a little more in Chicago. The days of nonchalantly, mindlessly ambling along are way gone. Hardening your personal target(s) and having your head on a swivel without paranoia is the best way to decrease your chances of being victimized.

3/06/2018 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A senior citizen ,70 year old man, was beat and robbed downtown ,CTA property . All captured on camera . It looked like a hate crime to me , but no descriptions given . Vote rammie the commie and his cameras out in 2019 . Chicago deserves police protection , not videos of women getting groped , pushed down stairs , men beaten by these animals . Most are in crook county court system and now out on parole or probation . Ballerina brags about shot spotters , license plate readers . Hello ,no chase policy kids shot everyday , thank the lord some new technology r3vords that shot . Has one case report been completed or incident followed up by detectives regarding the shot spotter .
No , that would cause crimes being reported and crime going up . Release the number of shots fired everyday and what neighborhood the shots are being recorded . Jefferson Park doesn’t deserve a shot spotter , to the Mayor white lives don’t matter .

3/06/2018 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come nothing about Illinois House Bill HB 1469

HB 1469 – Amendment 1 Bans the sale, purchase, transfer or possession of any gun magazine over 10 rounds and the use of body armor (applies to all gun owners; even retired law enforcement or military veterans). Use of body armor in the commission of a crime is already illegal. This bill criminalizes the lawful possession of body armor – used by Range Safety Officers, Security and Armored Car personnel, convenience store clerks who have a high expectation of robbery, EMT’s going into bad neighborhoods, and on and on. A ban on possession means confiscation of every >10 round magazine – rifle or pistol.

3/06/2018 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Wood Shampoo's - they kept Loop nonsense in check.

3/06/2018 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Law-Abiding Citizen said...
You would be amazed at wannabe violent offenders fleeing like a jackrabbit when they see a red laser dot dancing on their chests. No paperwork required. .

3/06/2018 06:48:00 AM


Last I checked, LASER sights are still illegal in Chiraq

3/06/2018 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL IL is leading all states in people "moving out of state".

3/07/2018 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Simple solution:
Make 17 year olds adults again.


3/06/2018 05:36:00 PM

That would be a huge step in the right direction.

3/07/2018 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Law-Abiding Citizen said...
You would be amazed at wannabe violent offenders fleeing like a jackrabbit when they see a red laser dot dancing on their chests. No paperwork required. .

3/06/2018 06:48:00 AM

Last I checked, LASER sights are still illegal in Chiraq

3/06/2018 11:40:00 PM
They are but don't really care, because the old adage judged by 12 or carried by 6! take my gun I will get another 1, not a problem!

3/07/2018 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HB1469, grease on the slippery slope for outright confiscation. Democrats, if allowed, will pass laws requiring guns be turned in or confiscated.
I believe most Police Officers swear an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the state constitution and local laws and ordinances. The Police also know the pecking order, federal, state, local.
Now the democrats, (who started the War On Police), can pass their gun confiscation laws, but who do they think will enforce it?

3/07/2018 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would be amazed at wannabe violent offenders fleeing like a jackrabbit when they see a red laser dot dancing on their chests. No paperwork required. .

3/06/2018 06:48:00 AM


And your purpose in hitting target with a dot of light vs something with quite a bit more mass?????

3/07/2018 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the democrats, (who started the War On Police), can pass their gun confiscation laws, but who do they think will enforce it?

3/07/2018 10:54:00 AM


Now there is the crux of it.


If, or when, enforcement of this blatantly, californian style tomfoolery is attempted, by any sworn to uphold our nation's Constitution, then we shall see the true nature of each individual sworn to protect.

Granted, there will be some to whom personal benefit clearly holds more value than the oath to protect and preserve our nation's Constitution.

It will be what those who value that oath do that will tell the tale.

As always, here within the belly of the beast, invisibility is most effective, with inaudibility as a presumed twin.

Be the Shadow.

3/07/2018 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be a huge step in the right direction.

3/07/2018 08:41:00 AM


While those in control of that direction have shifted it to be in direct alignment with our puckerholes.

Not so much.

3/07/2018 05:05:00 PM  

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