Attacked at fireworks

11/21/2012 10:00 PM

Mike Ulreich
Contributing Writer

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A group of people attending a fireworks show at the lakefront Saturday, Nov. 17 got attacked by a mob of 15 to 20 young men and at least one woman was robbed.

Police said the attack took place at about 10 p.m. Nov. 17 in the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive. A 19-year-old Chicago woman said that she was watching the fireworks show with her friends from Oak Street Beach, and after the show was over a group of about 20 people aged 15 to 18, several wearing ski masks, surrounded them and then attacked, punching and kicking them.

The woman told police she was knocked down by an assailant who appeared to be a 16-year-old who then took her purse before all the attackers fled in different directions. The woman lost her credit card and keys and reported minor injuries.

Wisconsin man robbed on Clark

A 40-year-old man from Mukwonago, Wisc. found himself lost on the 500 block of North Clark Street at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, when he was robbed of his wallet and cell phone. The man told police he was walking on Clark Street when a man approached him and started walking with him. The man pretended to help him find his destination and then kicked him in the leg forcing him to fall to the ground. While the victim was on the ground the suspect went through his pockets and took his wallet and cell phone.

63-year-old attacked at bus stop

A 63-year-old Chicago woman was assaulted and robbed at a CTA bus stop at 950 N. LaSalle Drive Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:45 a.m.

The woman told police a woman approached her at the bus stop and asked her the time before a second offender came up behind her and threw her to the ground. No weapon was displayed, police said, but the woman told the victim she would shoot her if she didnít give up her purse.

When the victim refused to give up her purse, the suspects then both started to hit her with their fists and pepper-sprayed her, police said. The two thieves eventually fled with the womanís purse in an unknown direction. The purse contained her cell phone, credit cards and house keys. The woman was treated at Methodist Hospital, where she was reported in good condition.

Man robbed on Division Street

A 22-year-old Chicago man was robbed Tuesday, Nov. 13 while walking eastbound on Division Street at 10:45 p.m. The man told police that someone stuck an object in his back and demanded his possessions. The suspect put his hand inside the victimís pocket and removed his wallet and then stuck his hand in his other pocket and removed $40. The suspect then pushed the victim away and walked quickly away, according to police.

Burglars attempt to rob safe at Five Guys

The Five Guys restaurant at 2368 N. Clark Street was the victim of a burglary sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 and 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Police said the store general manager walked into the restaurant at 5 a.m. Nov. 15 and found the storeís cash registers on the floor and the store monitors pulled out of the wall. He also found a tool box set on the floor next to the store safe. Police said the safe was drilled but was not opened. Police said the alarm was not activated and nothing was reported missing.

River North business burglarized

The Selcom Group reported a break-in Monday, Nov. 12 at its offices at 222 W. Ontario St. Police said two laptops were taken and a door damaged. The break-in was reported at 12 a.m. Nov. 12.

Apartment burglarized on Geneva Terrace

An apartment in the 2200 block of North Geneva Terrace was burglarized sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Police said the front door was forced open and a computer and software was taken, along with three TVs, a lap top and an iPod. Police said burglars had to get past a locked front gate to get into the complex.

This summary contains information taken from the arrest records from the 18th District of the Chicago Police Department. Anyone named has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not yet been adjudicated.

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By lou from River North
Posted: 11/25/2012 9:52 PM

To publish a description would be racist. Political correctness is offensive.

By Your Worst Nightmare from LV
Posted: 11/25/2012 8:20 PM

"a group of about 20 people aged 15 to 18, several wearing ski masks" Skyline - What's wrong, too afraid to publish a description of the offenders?