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Senior robbed on CTA platform & other recent crimes

A 77-year-old man told a CTA employee through hand gestures that he had been robbed on the el platform at the Bryn Mawr Red Line station at 1119 W. Bryn Mawr around 11:15 a.m. Sept. 14. Police were able to ascertain that the victim was exiting the northbound train and was walking away when a male juvenile in his mid-teens approached the victim from behind and placed him in a chokehold. The teen grabbed the victim’s wallet, which contained $90 and credit cards, then fled in an unknown direction. The victim fell to the ground and could not provide much of a description of the robber to police.

Catalpa robbery
A 32-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint by a man in his late teens on the 1500 block of West Catalpa around 12:40 a.m. Sept. 15. The victim told police that the man approached him brandishing a knife with an eight-inch blade. The man ordered the victim to give up his wallet. After surrendering his wallet, which contained $105 and credit cards, the man walked back to a 1980s-model car with two other men sitting in it, and the car fled northbound on Glenwood. Prior to fleeing, the man allegedly told the victim, “You’re lucky you gave me what I wanted or I would have shot you.” The victim said that no firearm was displayed.

Robbed while shopping
A 31-year-old man was shopping with his roommate on the 5500 block of North Broadway around 4:30 p.m. when he noticed a juvenile in his mid teens swipe his roommate’s blue mountain bike valued at $120. The kid fled on the bike southbound on Broadway.

Burglar ransacks Berwyn residence
A building owner arrived to fix a broken side door of a building on the 2700 block of West Berwyn around 1:45 p.m. Sept. 15 when he found broken glass and the door unlocked. Police arrived and found the front door chain inside the unit locked and a rear window slid open where the burglar had apparently exited the unit. The apartment had been ransacked and the victim did not know if anything was taken.

Maplewood heist
A 46-year-old woman arrived at her home on the 5600 block of N. Maplewood around 3 p.m. Sept. 17 and noticed something awry with her backyard gates. She entered her house and after being inside for 20 minutes, realized that someone else had been inside. The burglar took between $300 and $400 in cash, jewelry, a laptop and a video camera.

Source: Chicago Journal


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