Victim's panic scares off robbers
02/15/2012 10:00 PM
A 33-year-old Chicago man reported an attempted armed robbery at 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in the garage in back of his home in the 100 block of East 14th Place.
The man said he opened the garage door to park his car in his garage when he noticed two men pointing handguns at him. Police said the man panicked and drove in reverse out of the garage and slammed the rear of his car into a fence, shattering his rear windshield.
The victim told police the men ran onto State Set where they hailed a cab.
Police arrested a 17-year-old Chicago man and a 16-year-old for retail theft after police said they tried to steal $106 worth of jewelry and jeans at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 from the Macy’s at 111 N. State St.
Early morning mugging downtown
A 52-year-old Chicago woman reported that she was assaulted and robbed 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in the 200 block of South State Street.
The woman told police she had just left a CTA Red Line station when a man started walking beside her and tried to talk to her. After the man left, he suddenly reappeared behind her and grabbed the back of her shoulder and threw her to the ground. Police said he then took her backpack and ran off.
The woman was transported to Northwestern Hospital’s emergency room where she was treated for a cut knee and head injuries.
Jaywalkers nabbed after drug deal
Police arrested three men for narcotics possession and delivery after they were spotted crossing West Jackson Street against a red light at 3:57 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.
When they were stopped for questioning, police said they observed two of the men exchanging a package, which one man placed in his back pocket. Police said the package, a plastic bag containing a white powder, was suspected of containing heroin.
One of the men, who police identified as Jason A. Phillips, 27, of Watervliet, Mich., allegedly admitted later that he had bought the bag of drugs from a man police identified as George Talley, 48, of the 1700 block of West Washington Street.
Both men were charged with narcotics possession and delivery as was a 49-year-old man who police said served as a middleman in the deal.
Police reported a burglary at Reggie’s nightclub, 2105 S. State St. on Monday, Feb. 13.
The manager of the store told police he discovered the break-in when he opened the business at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Security cameras caught a man wearing a mask and gloves smashing the window with an unknown object, police said. Reported missing was $740 in cigarettes and $1,100 in cash.
A Bobcat backhoe/loader worth an estimated $45,000 was reported stolen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 from a construction site at 349 W. Washington St.
Police reported a series of pickpocket incidents in the 1st District between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13.
Victims reported they were robbed by pickpockets at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 on the sidewalk in the 100 block of East Randolph Street; at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the train depot at 210 S. Canal St.; on the sidewalk at 300 S. Dearborn St. at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11; at the CTA train station at 219 S. Dearborn St. at noon Saturday, Feb. 11; at the CTA train station at 230 S. State St. at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11; at the train depot at 210 S. Canal Street at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12; at a small retail store in the 100 block of North State St. at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12; and on the CTA platform at 230 S. State St. at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 14 police had reported no arrests for the thefts.
This summary contains information taken from the crime reports and arrest records of the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.
—Compiled by Mike Ulreich