Bank robbed in South Loop Jewel
05/16/2012 10:00 PM
The TCF bank located within the Jewel-Osco store at 1224 S. Wabash Ave. was reported robbed at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, May 12.
A 22-year-old teller at the bank reported that a man was waiting at the TCF counter for assistance when she approached the counter. He then showed her a note handwritten on a piece of cardboard that said “Put all your money in the bag, I have a gun.” He then placed a plastic brown bag on the counter.
The teller placed approximately $1,626 in the bag and the man exited the store and fled northbound.
A 21-year-old Chicago woman had her purse snatched out of her hands at 8 a.m. Friday May 11 while walking in the first block of East Monroe Street. Police said the woman was walking eastbound with a small purse held close to her chest when a man walking westbound reached over, took her purse and fled northbound on Wabash. The woman reported the loss of her drivers license, state ID and the social security cards of herself and her two children.
Two burglaries, one building
Police reported two businesses were burglarized between the hours of 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and 9 a.m. Friday, May, 12 at 407 S. Dearborn Ave.
Someone shattered a glass door leading to the law office of Jonathan Remijas sometime between 5:45 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m. May 11, taking $500 in cash.
During the same time period, between 3 p.m. May 10 and 10:45 a.m. May 11, broke a lock leading to G.G. Hairstyling and took $250 cash, a DVD player and a large bottle of Johnny Walker scotch.
Man defrauded in phone scam
A scheme to exploit an 80-year-old Chicago man was reported to police after the man allegedly told the identification numbers from $2,000 worth of prepaid money cards to two people who had contacted him by phone.
The man told police he received a call at about noon Saturday, May 5, notifying him that he had won a $500,000 sweepstakes but that to collect the funds he had to purchase $2,000 worth of prepaid money cards and then call a number with a 312 area code.
The man then went to a local pharmacy and purchased the cards, returned home and called the number and gave an individual on the phone the numbers on the back of the cards.
After the individuals did not return his calls the man realized he had been the victim of a fraud and called police.
Art student escapes gunman
A 25-year-old Chicago man escaped from a man who pulled a gun on him in the 300 block of South Michigan Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. Police said the victim, a student at the School of the Art Institute, was walking southbound on Michigan Avenue when he heard someone running behind him.
When he turned around, he saw a man pull a gun from his waistband and point it in his direction. The man told police he was scared for his life and ran away southbound on Michigan Avenue.
Spitting on a Good Samaritan
Police charged a 54-year-old Chicago man with battery after he allegedly spit on a 45-year-old Chicago man who had come to the rescue of a woman at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the 100 block of North Clinton Ave.
Police charged the 54-year-old after he allegedly spit on the man three times. The victim told police he was on the way to work May 9 when he noticed the spitter harassing a young woman who was trying to park her car on North Clinton Street.
As he approached, he saw the offender spit on the woman’s window and when he told the offender to leave her alone, the offender then spit on him three times. The victim then held the offender for the police.
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