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More info on recent armed robbery on Balmoral

The Windy City Times today posted an article with more information about this robbery which we recently covered as it happened listening to the police scanner.
An armed robbery occurred in the North Side neighborhood of Andersonville Dec. 3.
The assailants, a group of at least four men, assaulted and stole cash from the two female victims, according to the victim’s account of the incident.
The women were heading home from a restaurant around 9:45 p.m. on West Balmoral Avenue, between Clark Street and Glenwood Avenue. As the men surrounded the women, one of them produced a tire iron and demanded cash.
When one of the victims began to yell “Fire,” and “Help,” she was thrown to the ground. At that time the other victim handed the men a small amount of cash, between $20 to $60, she said. The robbers sped off in their car, but the victims were able to get their license plate number.
Someone on the residential block called the police, who arrived on scene within five minutes. Shortly after, the robber’s car was pulled over by police and the victims identified the car but did not recognize the driver. However, the victims said they will be assisting police in any way possible to find the offenders.
As of press time, the Chicago Police Department had not responded to messages left concerning this incident. However, according to the department’s CLEAR MAP Web site, which shows reported crimes, there were six robberies and thefts in the neighborhood during the month of November. One was an armed robbery that occurred Nov. 7 on the 1700 block of West Foster. The robber was armed with a handgun, according to the Web site.

Details from the scanner here: http://edgewatercb.blogspot.com/2008/12/checking-out-scanner-tonight.html


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