Homeless man robbed at 'home'

03/21/2012 10:00 PM


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A 32-year-old homeless man reported he was robbed at 12:30 p.m., March 13, in the 300 block of West Lower Wacker Drive. The man, who gave his address as the 300 block of Lower Wacker Drive, told police he was at “home” when a silver four-door Acura pulled up and a man got out and asked for a dollar. When the victim refused to provide the dollar, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded his money and jewelry.

The homeless man reportedly surrendered a man’s watch and wedding band along with $790 in cash. The suspect then re-entered the silver Acura, which was driven by another man, and headed eastbound on Lower Wacker Drive.

Bus station robberies

A 21-year-old Milwaukee man reported he was robbed about 1:30 a.m., March 15, outside the Greyhound bus station in the 600 block of West Harrison Street. The man told police he was smoking a cigarette outside the station when a black Jeep with tinted windows pulled up and a man with a gun got out and demanded everything he had, taking $350 from his pants pocket. The Jeep was described as having a broken taillight, covered by clear tape.

A 24-year-old Seattle man reported he was robbed outside the Greyhound bus station at 7:50 p.m., March 19, after he had just got off a bus. The victim told police that a man approached him asking for change for a $50 bill and as they walked away and he took cash from his pocket, the man said he had a gun in his pocket, demanded all his cash and then fled eastbound on Harrison Street.

Dice players threaten guard

Police arrested five men for simple assault after they allegedly threatened to shoot a security guard at the York Terrace housing complex in the 2700 block of South Indiana Street. According to the police, the security guard had caught the men gambling on the grounds of York Terrace and when he told them to leave, they started yelling and threatened to shoot him.

The men fled southbound and were observed by police in the 2900 block of South Calumet, where they were arrested.

Bank robbed

A man robbed the MB Financial Bank at 2 S. La Salle Street, of about $1,300 at 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 16. Police said the man approached a teller and demanded 50- and 100-dollar bills and told the teller he had a gun while keeping one hand in his pocket. The teller gave him several “designated” bills and the robbery was captured on security cameras. The man then took the money and left the premises. The suspect was described as middle-aged, wearing a black New York baseball cap, a jacket with a black and red design on the sleeves and blue jeans with red stripes on the rear pockets.

Robbed at ATM

A 40-year-old Chicago woman reported she was assaulted and robbed while after using her ATM card at 6:30 a.m., March 18, in the 1100 block of South Jefferson Avenue. She told police that after using the ATM, she was approached by a man who tried to flirt with her. He then demanded money and her debit card and she victim fought back, she was struck on the back of the head by a hard object. The man then took her money and fled on foot. She described the man as muscular with “nice” black hair with some grey streaks, wearing a black zip-up windbreaker with a hood, a green collared shirt, dark pants and black Nike gym shows. She also reported he had visible “razor bumps.”

Burglary at the opera

Police reported two burglaries to offices in the Lyric Opera building at 20 W. Wacker Drive between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m., March 19. Security at the building told police a man was later viewed on security cameras walking through the halls of the 17th and 20th floors, using a pry tool to force open doors. Police said the man took $280 from a drawer in the offices of the Hunt Law Group on the 17th floor and three laptop computers from the 20th floor offices of A.T. Grain Co.

This summary contains information taken from the arrest records from the 1st District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.

—Mike Ulreich

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