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Police Reports for Sept. 1

Reputed gang

affiliate killed in drive-by

A

24-year-old man said by police to have a gang affiliation was shot in the chest

and killed as he sat in a vehicle in the 5700 block of South Artesian at 4:17

p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where

he was later pronounced dead. A witness told police that the shooter fired from

a dark-colored SUV that pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle. No one is in

custody, and police had not released the victim’s name earlier this week.

Delivery driver

grazed by bullet

A

32-year-old West Englewood man suffered a graze wound to his right arm as he

drove his car in front of 3221 W. 60thSt. at about 1:30 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26. The victim told police he had just finished making a food

delivery and was headed home when he saw a gunman approach and start firing at

him. At least one bullet pierced the car’s back window and exited the front

windshield. A moment later, someone in a black Hummer fired at him, he told

police. The victim sped away and drove to his home, where he discovered his

wound. He called 911 but then refused medical treatment, police added. The

shooter was described as a Hispanic man about age 25, 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds,

with long black hair and a medium complexion.

Woman’s pinky finger

hit by gunfire

A

23-year-old Chicago Lawn woman was shot in the little finger of her left hand

as she and a friend stood on a sidewalk in front of 6319 S. Artesian at 9:20

a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. The victim told police that when she and her friend

heard shots fired, they ran to the back of the property, where she realized she

had been hit. The victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was listed

in good condition.

Metro PCS store on

Cicero robbed

An

armed bandit stole $490 from the Metro PCS cellphone store at 4846 S. Cicero at

5:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. An employee told police that a man walked into the

store, waved a pistol and demanded cash from the till and the safe. As the

staff member complied, the robber said, “Don’t look at me or I’ll shoot you!”

After the cash was turned over, the robber ran away south on Cicero and then

west on 49thStreet. He was described as a black man age 25-30,

about 6-foot2 and 175 pounds, with brown eyes, short black hair, a dark

complexion and “minor facial hair.” He wore a gray/green baseball cap, a red

shirt and blue jeans.

Metro PCS store on

Western robbed

An

armed bandit stole about $400 cash from the Metro PCS store at 7830 S. Western

at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. Employees told police that a man entered the

store, showed a pistol in his waistband and then ordered the staff to hand over

all the cash. They did, and the robber then demanded a key to the store’s safe.

An employee replied, “If you’re looking for iPhones or good phones, we don’t

gave any.” The robber then said, “Turn around. Don’t look at me or open the

door until I’m gone, and I mean it.” He then fled the store and was seen

speeding away in a black, mid-size sedan with what appeared to be temporary

license plates. The robber was described as a black man age 23-26, about

5-foot-8, with brown eyes, curly black hair and a medium complexion. He wore a

red and black shirt with the words “The Cartel” on the front and the number 49

on front and back. He also wore gray/black pants and black gym shoes.

Man beaten, robbed at

own garage

A

56-year-old Chicago Lawn man was beaten and robbed as he made repairs to his

garage in the 7000 block of South Artesian at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The

victim told police that two men accosted him and one hit him in the pack of the

head with a pistol. The other picked up the victim’s yellow-handled hammer and

both rifled through his pockets and stole his cellphone. They then ran away

north through the alley. The victim reported pain at the back of his head but

refused medical attention. The robbers were described as black men age 20-25.

One stood about 5-foot-8 and weighed about 150 pounds.

Man beaten with pole,

robbed

A

25-year-old Chicago Lawn man was beaten and robbed as he walked down a sidewalk

in front of 6400 S. Albany at about 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The victim told

police that six men walked up, with one asking, “What you be about?” (a common

question asking about gang affiliation). The men then attacked the victim with

a pole before grabbing his wallet, which contained $30 cash and other items.

The victim was taken by CFD ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was

listed in good condition.

Robbed at gunpoint on

Washtenaw

A

47-year-old Chicago Lawn man was robbed at gunpoint on the sidewalk in front of

6000 S. Washtenaw at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The victim told police that a

man walked up, waved a pistol and said, “Give me what’s in your pockets.” The

offender went through the victim’s pockets, pulled out $300 cash and ran away

east on 60thStreet and then south on Talman. He was described

as a black man age 18-20, about 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds, wearing a black cap, a

black shirt and blue jeans.

Knife to stomach,

victim robbed of wallet

A

53-year-old Berwyn man was robbed at knifepoint as he stood on a sidewalk in

front of 5700 S. Rockwell at 4:16 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. The victim told police

that a man walked up and asked for a cigarette. When he replied that he does

not smoke, the robber demanded money so he could buy marijuana. When the victim

said he had no cash, the robber put a knife to his stomach and said, “Give me

your wallet, or I will cut you.” He then pushed the victim and took his wallet.

The robber was described as a black man age 20-28, about 6-foot-1 and 210

pounds, with a medium complexion. He wore a red hoody and blue jeans.

ATM robbery foiled

when motorist flees

A

29-year-old Chicago Lawn man escaped a man who tried to rob him at the drive-up

ATM at Chase Bank, 8340 S. Kedzie, at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. The victim

told police he had just inserted his bank card into the machine when a man

wearing a ski mask and a hoody wedged himself between the car and the ATM. He

pointed a gun at the victim and demanded that he empty his bank account and

hand over cash. Rather than comply, the victim sped away safely. His card was

left in the machine, but he cancelled it promptly. No funds were taken from his

account. The robber was described only as a black man.

Ford City shopper

beaten, robbed

A

34-year-old Gresham woman was knocked to the ground, hit in the face and robbed

as she walked out of Ford City Mall at about 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. The

victim reported the crime two weeks later and said the robber took her bags and

wallet before running west toward Cicero. The robber was described only as a

black man.

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actions taken, and people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until

proven guilty in a court of law.

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