Bus stop armed robbery
12/07/2011 10:00 PM
A man was robbed at gunpoint while waiting for the bus at on the first block of North Clark Street Nov. 30 at around 7:45 in the evening. An offender approached the man, displayed a small silver handgun from the sleeve of his jacket and said, “Don’t say anything; Give me your phone and money.”
The man gave the offender the $22 he had in his wallet and a Blackberry phone with an estimated value of $350. The offender then walked northbound on Clark.
Woman escapes rapist
A woman was followed from a CTA train and assaulted in an alley on the 300 block of South Plymouth Court Dec. 2 at around 10 p.m. The woman told police that an unknown offender had been following her for the last few weeks. The offender followed her as she exited the Jackson Blue Line stop and walked southbound.
When she turned around, the offender said, “I finally got you now.” He then grabbed her by the scarf, pointed an object to her back, and pushed her into the alley by a red dumpster. According to the victim, a second offender served as a look out for the attacker.
The offender tried to rape her, but she was able to put up a struggle that forced both the first offender and his accomplice to flee. The victim then took a Red Line train, got off the train, and phoned the police.
Mayhem at Macy’s
Police charged Tyrone Gaddis, 22 of Chicago, with aggravated battery for biting a security guard at Macy’s, 111 N. State St., Nov. 29, at around 4 p.m. The attack came after Gaddis was allegedly caught trying to steal clothes.
The security guard said that he observed Gaddis taking a shirt and pants off the shelf and strolling to the third floor with the items.
Gaddis then concealed the shirt under his jacket and placed the pants over his own pair of pants. The guard then allegedly watched Gaddis walk past the last point of purchase with the two items, which have a retail value of $378.
The security guard and a colleague approached Gaddis in the store’s vestibule, announced who they were, and attempted to detain him. When Gaddis tried to run, the security guard grabbed him, causing both Gaddis and the guard to fall to the ground.
Gaddis then bit the officer’s hand, causing a puncture wound. Police then gave open strikes to Gaddis’s body and other Macy’s security members used “necessary force,” according to the police report, which caused Gaddis to stop biting.
Man arrested for stalking reporter
Anthony Woods, 25 of Chicago, was arrested Nov. 30 outside the CBS-2 Chicago studio, 22 W. Washington St., for allegedly stalking a CBS-2 reporter.
Woods allegedly violated an order of protection that he cannot come within 1,000 feet of the reporter’s place of work. A TV studio security agent observed Woods inside the lobby at about 11 a.m.; the reporter was not at the studio when the order was violated.
The Hennessy bandit
On two separate occasions, the same offender stole a bottle of Hennessy cognac, which retails for $50, from Binny’s liquor store at 1132 S. Jefferson St. The first incident took place Dec. 3 around noon and the second happened Dec. 5 around noon.
In both incidents, the offender slipped the cognac under his jacket and sped away in a gold Saturn. While the store assistant manager was unable to apprehend the thief, he was able to provide police the license plate number of the Saturn.
Assault at Loop office building
The doorman at MB Real Estate, 221 N. LaSalle St., was threatened with a knife Dec. 5 at around 11 in the morning.
The doorman said that he recognized the offender as the same person who had stolen a laptop computer from the Deratany law firm, also located in the building. So the doorman and another MB Real Estate employee attempted to detain the offender for police, but the offender produced a switchblade knife and threatened to cut both victims. The offender was then able to flee the building.
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