Local Crime from 16th District 4-18-18
EMPLOYEES of Parkway Bank, 4106 N. Milwaukee Ave., reported that two men robbed the bank at gunpoint at about 4:20 p.m. Friday, April 20, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
An employee reported that a man with the hood of his jacket tied over his face entered the bank, approached the counter and demanded that she and another teller "put everything in the bag," while another man entered the bank with his hood tied over his head, stood behind the other man and pointed a silver handgun at them as he paced back and forth, according to police.
The employees reported that the men took $2,725 in cash that included "bait money" from the bank before they exited the north side of the bank and then fled northbound through an alley along the west side of Milwaukee Avenue, police said.
One of the men was described as black, age 17 to 20, 5-2 to 5-6, and wearing a black hooded jacket, dark blue jeans, gray shoes and gloves. The second man was described as black, in his 20s, 5-10 to 6-2, and wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans and black shoes, police said.
A WOMAN reported that shots were fired at about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the 5300 block of West Leland Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 20-year-old woman reported that while she was inside her residence, she heard several gunshots outside and then saw someone running away, according to police. Officers discovered six spent 40-caliber shell casings on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of North Long Avenue, police said.
A MAN WAS arrested for unlawful possession of a handgun at about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the 6700 block of West School Street, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers were in pursuit of a vehicle that was speeding and the driver allegedly crashed his vehicle into a motorized fence of an apartment complex, exited the vehicle and began to run away from them, according to police. The man was arrested after his pants became tangled in the fence as he attempted to jump over it and the officers recovered a semi-automatic pistol containing five live rounds on the ground, police said.
The officers reported that a body camera recorded the arrest and that the footage reveals that the man dropped the gun on the ground while he was tangled in the fence and that he attempted to conceal the weapon with his right foot and made kicking motions toward the weapon, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Eric S. Rivas, age 27, of the 2800 block of North Mango Avenue.
EMPLOYEES of the T-Mobile store, 4809 W. Irving Park Road, reported that two men shoplifted items from the business at about 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
An employee reported he saw two men exit a vehicle in the alley who appeared to be suspicious, and that as he made a phone call to notify the employees in the store, the men walked eastbound out of the alley and entered the Sprint store at 4800 W. Irving Park Road, according to police.
An employee reported that the two men exited the Sprint store and walked into T-Mobile store, and that one of the men approached her and said he wanted to get prepaid service and that he wanted the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime cell phone, police said.
The employee reported that when she asked the man if he wanted to see the phone, he said, "No, I want it," and that she saw the other man use wire cutters to cut the security cable from a Samsung Galaxy S9 and remove it from the display as he attempted to pull two other phones from the display as well, according to police. The employee reported that the first man took a Samsung Galaxy S9 cell phone from a box that was being shown to a customer before both men ran out of the store, entered their vehicle in the alley and drove away westbound, police said.
The employees reported that the stolen phones were valued at $1,560, police said.
The men were described as black, age 20 to 25 and between 5-5 and 5-6, and one of the men was described as between 120 and 130 pounds with a black dreadlock hair style and a tattoo under his right eye and wearing a black hooded jacket, and the other man was described as about 100 pounds with a black fade hair style and a tattoo on his neck and wearing a black sweater and black sweatpants.
A MAN REPORTED that a man attacked him at about 1:05 a.m. Friday, April 20, in the 5600 block of West Patterson Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 43-year-old man reported that while he was digging through trash in a garbage can, a man approached him, told him that he had 2 minutes to leave and then hit him in the head with an unknown object and kicked him in his ribs after he fell to the ground, according to police. The man reported that he lost consciousness and that when he woke up, he walked to Community First Medical Center and was treated in serious condition, police said.
A WOMAN reported that she was robbed between 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the parking lot of the Mariano’s store, 5353 N. Elston Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 41-year-old woman reported that while she was loading groceries into her vehicle, two men exited a dark-colored 4-door vehicle and approached her, and one of the men sprayed her eyes with an unknown substance and said, "Give me your stuff" before they took a white gold bracelet valued at $150, an iPhone 6 cell phone and a debit card from her before they entered their vehicle and drove away, according to police. The woman reported that a third individual was driving the vehicle, police said.
The two men were described as black and age 18 to 20.
A MAN REPORTED that a man threatened him with a handgun at about 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the 5800 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 38-year-old man reported that his dog urinated on a man’s sidewalk and yard, and after he apologized to him the man pointed a silver handgun at him and told him to get off his property, according to police.
A WOMAN reported that a man took her purse at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the parking lot of Veteran’s Square, 4849 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 64-year-old woman reported that as she was a walking to her vehicle in the parking lot, a man approached her from behind, grabbed her purse and ran away northbound, according to police.
A COUPLE reported that their residence in the 5300 block of North Moody Avenue was burglarized between 10:20 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday, April 16, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The couple reported that when they returned home they discovered the rear door had been forced open and that jewelry valued at $5,500 was missing, according to police.
SEVERAL vehicle thefts were reported on the between April 18 and 22, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Stolen vehicles were reported in the 4900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, the 4900 block of West Berwyn Avenue, the 3600 block of North Lamon Avenue, the 7300 block of West Belmont Avenue, the 5100 block of West Cullom Avenue and the 5200 block of West Montrose Avenue.