Beat down outside of South Loop club
08/17/2011 10:00 PM
A woman said that as many as 15 different offenders attacked her outside the Shrine Club, 2109 S. Wabash Ave., on August 13 around 2 a.m.
The victim was inside the club when an unknown woman bumped into her, causing her drink to spill on another unknown woman.
The woman who had the drink spilled on her became irate and was escorted outside the establishment along with her friends. The victim said that she had also been escorted outside the club.
Ten to 15 unknown offenders then rushed the victim (the victim could not say exactly how many), including the woman who had the drink spilled on her. The spilled-on woman struck the victim with a heel to her face multiple times, causing a large laceration to her upper left lip, a loss of two teeth, a laceration to the middle area of her forehead, and bruises across her face and body.
The offenders then fled the scene. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she is being treated.
Bank armed robbery
A robber held up the Chicago Community Bank, 52 E. Lake St., on Aug. 12 at 9:15 in the morning. The bank teller allegedly gave the robber $2,236.
The robber allegedly entered the bank through the Lake Street entrance that morning. He approached the teller and gave her a note that said “Give me your money in hundreds and fifty’s — I have a gun and I will kill you.” He then displayed a black gun, which was wrapped in a newspaper.
A witness said that the teller then gave the offender money. The offender then took the note back from her and threw some of the money back toward the teller. An FBI agent took back the thrown money as evidence.
The offender then exited the bank through the Lake Street side door and fled west on foot. A copy of the surveillance tape was not readily available, but will be sent to the FBI at a later date, according to the police report
Two witnesses described the robber as a black man wearing black pants, a black shirt, a black baseball cap, dark glasses and beige tie.
South Loop armed robbery
A man with a semi-automatic pistol robbed three victims on the first block of East Cullerton Street around 11:30 p.m. August 12.
The three victims, along with two other people, were walking west on Cullerton when they approached the offender. The offender said to one victim, “Give me your bag,” as he brandished a two-tone semi-automatic handgun. The offender then told all five people that if they ran, he would shoot them.
The offender next instructed the second and third victims to hand over their purses. He then snatched the second victim’s wallet, third victim’s cell phone and told the victims to run away.
All told, the offender took money, cell phones, a Blackberry, an iPod and digital cameras from the victims that totaled over $1,000 in value. There is a surveillance camera by the alley, which could have possibly recorded the event.
Man hit, robbed while exiting CTA train
An aggravated robbery happened at the Roosevelt Red Line station, 1167 S. State St., just after midnight on August 13.
The victim said that while he was exiting the train, someone hit him in the face with an Irish Whiskey liquor bottle. The victim then proceeded to fall face first onto the train platform and his phone was taken out of his front right pocket. The offenders then ran from the CTA station in an unknown direction.
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 Matthew Blake