Local Crime from 17th District 10-20-18
SHOTS WERE fired at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the 4700 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
Officers heard shots and spoke to a man who reported that he saw two men arguing with a person in a vehicle when the two men fired gunshots and ran away west on Keating Avenue, according to police. Officers recovered four spent .40-caliber bullet casings on scene, police said.
AN EMPLOYEE of a T-Mobile store, 3951 N. Kimball Ave., reported that the store was robbed at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The employee reported that he and another man were working at the store when three male teenagers entered and one teen said he had a knife and threatened to cut them, and that the teens took four iPhones valued at $3,800 total before they ran away south from the store, according to police.
The teens were all described as black and age 15 to 17.
A MAN REPORTED that a group of five people robbed him at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in an alley in the 5200 block of North Kimball Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 19-year-old man reported that he was cashing a check at a currency exchange in the 3400 block of West Lawrence Avenue when he saw that a man was watching him and followed him out of the store, according to police. The man reported that he walked through alleys to lose the man when the man approached him in the Kimball alley and a black sedan with yellow brake calipers pulled up and three more men and a woman exited, police said. The 19-year-old man reported that the people took his iPhone and $600 in cash, according to police.
A COUPLE reported that two men broke into their apartment in the 3300 block of North Central Park and robbed them at about 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man and the woman reported that the woman was visiting with her mother and father and that she and her mother were exiting through the front door when two men approached, forced them back into the apartment, displayed handguns and ordered all of them to get on the floor, according to police.
The couple reported that the men demanded money and one of them pointed a gun at the man’s head and forced him to the bedroom and took $10,000 to $11,000 in cash and a glass jar containing $100 in cash, police said.
The couple reported that the armed men also punched the father and took a wallet containing ID and bank cards, an iPhone, a gold necklace and a cellphone, according to police.
One man was described as black/Hispanic, age 20 to 21, about 5-10 and 170 pounds, with brown eyes, black afro-style hair, a dark skin complexion, and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The other man was described as age 19 to 20, about 5-10 and 200 pounds, and wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black gloves.
A man reported that he was robbed at about 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Kimball CTA Brown Line Station, 4755 N. Kimball Ave, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 57-year-old man reported that he exited a train when three men approached and one man placed an unknown object to his back, told him not to move and demanded his wallet, and that he gave them his wallet containing miscellaneous cards and identification, and that the ran away north through the platform and east on Lawrence Avenue, according to police.
The men were described as black.
A WOMAN reported that she was the victim of a scam at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at her home in the 4500 block of North Christiana Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The woman reported that a man knocked on her door and said that he was her neighbor and wanted to discuss repairing a fence, and that they discussed the matter in the backyard before the man abruptly left, according to police. The woman reported that she later discovered that her jewelry box was emptied and that eight pairs of earrings valued at $1,050 total, two rings valued at $500 total, a bracelet valued at $100 and a silver necklace valued at $150 were missing, according to police.
A COUPLE reported that their home in the 3800 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue was burglarized between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The couple reported that when the woman returned home she discovered that the front gate was unlocked and a side door lock was broken, and that a 9mm handgun loaded with seven live rounds, a shotgun, a designer gold watch valued at $2,000 and a silver watch valued at $100 were missing, according to police.
An employee of CVS pharmacy, 3311 N. Pulaski Road, reported that she was attacked during a shoplifting incident at about 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The 45-year-old woman reported that she saw a woman placing items into a backpack, and that when she confronted the woman the woman spat on her and fought with her, leaving behind the backpack with proceeds at the store, according to police.
The woman was described as white/Hispanic, age 30 to 35, about 5-4, with black hair, a light skin complexion, and wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.
A COUPLE reported that their home in the 3800 block of North Richmond Street was burglarized between 8 and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police.
The man and woman reported that when they returned home they discovered that the front porch window was forced open and that three watches, a white diamond anniversary ring, an unknown amount of miscellaneous earrings, necklaces and chains and various ID and credit cards were missing, according to police.
A WOMAN reported that the wheels were stolen from a vehicle between 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and 12:55 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the 7300 block of North Karlov Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
A woman reported that she was home when she saw two men run across her lawn at about 12:55 a.m. and enter a red four-door vehicle parked on Keystone Avenue that sped away south towards Touhy Avenue, according to police.
Responding officers discovered that a Toyota CH4 on Karlov Avenue was propped on cinderblocks and that four wheels were missing, police said.
A WOMAN reported that her vehicle was burglarized between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, while it was parked in the 3900 block of West Chase Avenue, according to Lincolnwood police.
The woman reported that she did not lock her sport utility vehicle overnight and that when she returned she discovered that a purse containing a driver’s license, a credit card, a checkbook and $1,000 in cash and another purse containing $2,500 in cash and various medications were missing, according to police.