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Read about recent crimes on Lake Effect News’ police blotter:

Police Blotters, 20th District:

Purse Snatching On Berwyn
An 18-year-old woman was robbed of her purse after she parked her car on the 1400 block of West Berwyn around 4:50 p.m. Oct. 8. The victim told police she noticed two men in their 20s pass her on the sidewalk, then double back and walk toward her. As they approached, one of them punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground. The me rifled through her pockets and took her purse, fleeing northbound. The victim sustained minor swelling to her face but refused medical attention. The robbers got away with $103, a digital camera and the victim’s keys.

House Robbed During Wedding
Family members returned home from the wedding of their sister, only to find that their house on the 2700 block of North Bryn Mawr had been robbed between noon and 6:30 p.m. The victims told police they found their back door unlocked and the house ransacked. Gone are passports, a cell phone, jewelry, a flat screen TV and $5,000 cash. Neighbors told police that a red SUV with four male occupants was parked in front of the house. Two men carried out the flat screen TV. One of the men wore a sock on his hand for a glove. The men put the TV into the trunk and drove off.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
A 62-year-old man flagged down police saying he had been robbed by a stranger he had invited into his apartment on the 5900 block of North Sheridan. The victim said that a man in his early 40s knocked on his door asking for money. He invited the man into his apartment and they talked about him finding work. The man put the victim into a headlock and pushed him to the floor, removing the victim’s cell phone and $35. The man fled in an unknown direction. The victim had a small cut on his head but refused medical treatment.

Craigslist Crook
A 54-year-old man was robbed in a parking garage on the 5100 block of North Sheridan by a potential buyer who responded to his Craigslit ad for an iPhone. The victim arranged to meet the man, described in his mid-20s, in the parking garage around 9:40 p.m. Oct. 9. The man asked the victim to see the phone, at which time, he pulled up his jacket to reveal a gun tucked into his waistband. After he threatened to shoot the victim, he took the phone and ran southbound down an alley toward Winona.

Senn Students Arrested for Reckless Conduct
A pair of 15-year-old boys were arrested when they disobeyed police orders to leave the Senn High School campus at 5900 N. Glenwood. Students were dismissed from school at 2:50 p.m. Oct. 6, and were hanging around the campus picking fights with other students, police said. Both were told a number of times to go home and refused. Instead, both boys began to incite the crowd to fight and chant, “F— the police.” The boys were arrested and charged with reckless conduct.

Read all of the Lake Effect News’ police blotter here.


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