Partygoers beat 73-year-old
Chicago police reports - 1st District
09/12/2012 10:00 PM
A 73-year-old man was beaten by as many as four offenders Friday, Sept. 7 after he asked partygoers in a condo building in the 900 block of South Clark Street to “tone down” the noise in the building at 11:30 p.m.
Police said a loud party was going on in the condo Sept. 7 when the man stepped out in the corridor to ask for them to quiet down. Police said he then got in a verbal confrontation with one man, who charged him and struck him with his fist. Three other men then joined in and beat the man in the head and torso.
Robber gets quick payday
The Dunkin Donuts store at 171 W. Van Buren St. was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, by a man who entered the store saying he was looking for employment.
Police said the man entered the restaurant and asked about a job and whether there was a manager on the scene before announcing he had a gun while ordering the cashier to empty both cash registers. Police said the presence of the gun was implied but not seen. The man then took the proceeds, ordered the cashier to get on the floor, and fled.
Sandwich-seeker foils robber
An attempted robbery at a Subway store at 219 W. Jackson St. was thwarted Monday, Sept. 10, when a customer walked into the store during the robbery attempt.
Police said a man entered the store at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 10 and asked to use the restroom. The man was told there was no public restroom in the store and was advised to use the washroom in a restaurant across the street, when police said he told the cashier twice “I want money, give me money.”
She told the man she did not have a key to the cash register and then another customer walked in and the man fled.
iPad snatched in CTA
A 28-year-old Chicago man reported that he was working on his iPad while standing on a CTA Red Line platform at 600 S. State St. at 4:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 when a man came up from behind him, tapped the iPad up into the air, caught it and attempted to flee. The victim then chased the offender and managed to rip off his shirt before he made his escape.
Jumped in the afternoon
A 53-year-old Chicago man reported that he was walking in the 300 block of North Michigan Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 when an unknown man approached him and hit him in the face. Two other men then began to kick him as he laid on the ground and then ran away northbound. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital where he was treated for a laceration on his upper lip and head and neck pain.
Inconvenience at 7-Eleven
Police arrested two people for battery after they caused a disturbance and threw things around a 7-Eleven store at 300 S. State St. Sunday, Sept. 9.
Police said an 18-year-old Bronzeville woman was “highly intoxicated” when she entered the store at 2:30 a.m. and then crashed into a display of sunglasses, breaking several of them. When the store manager attempted to prevent the woman from leaving, police said she struck him in the face and arms and then her companion, a 19-year-old from the same address, attempted to assist her in leaving the store.
Security officers from an adjacent store helped subdue the two suspects but not before the first woman picked up store items and threw them around the store, breaking several items. Both suspects were charged with battery.
Shouts spook robbers
A 62-year-old Chicago man scared off a pack of would-be robbers by screaming at them after they attempted to reach in his pocket and take his wallet at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 in the first block of West Jackson Street. When the man started screaming, police said, the offenders fled off the train and out of the station.
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.