Crime

FBI, Bank Robberies on Fridays, Fuel Drug, Booze, Gambling Habits

After a drop in 2015, the number of bank robberies in the Chicago area jumped 34 percent in 2016, the FBI said. The most common day to rob a bank? Friday — for quick cash to fuel addictions, the FBI says. “It is FBI Chicago’s opinion that bank robberies occur mostly on Friday so that…

Dumb Gunman Tries to Rob Georgia Gun Shop

Gun store owner shoots at would be robbers, killing one The owner of a Georgia gun shop says he had no choice but to open fire on two armed suspects when they entered his store.

Police say two armed men burst into Jimmy Groover’s Dixie Gun and Pawn store and attempted to hold up the store owner at gunpoint Monday.

What the men weren’t aware of was that Groover was also armed.

In the video, Groover can be seen picking up his gun and opening fire on the men, killing one of the suspects.

The other suspect ran off, and police are still searching for him.

Police say it is unlikely Groover will be charged because he acted in self-defense.

Mother, Newborn Carjacked, Shots Fired at Target in the South Loop

UPDATE An armed carjacking by three black males in a silver BMW just occurred at 1:45 pm Tuesday at the target store at Clark and Roosevelt Rd in the South Loop, The Male that fired the shots was described as a black male wearing a yellow jacket and skull cap. Gunman pulled up to a mother with a newborn in her blue Subaru demanded her vehicle, she frantically pulled her baby and car seat from the car, but then a struggle ensued the man fired a dozen shots and then drove away in her Subaru.

No one was struck by the gunshots the mother was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a statement Tuesday night, a Target spokesperson said, “At Target, the safety and security of our guests and team members is a top priority. We are working with law enforcement on this matter.”

The suspects are still at large.

Brinks Armored Car Driver Robbed in Lincoln Park

A Brinks armored car driver was robbed Saturday afternoon at around 1:30 pm at Lasalle and division in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The suspect a black male robbed a safe bag from the driver when he was exiting from a scheduled pick up. The Suspect took off on foot with the bag and was captured…

Three Gunmen Rob Barbershop Customers in Oak Lawn

Three men robbed customers of a barber shop on Thursday night in southwest suburban Oak Lawn. At 7:38 p.m., three men walked into Sports Cutz at 8834 S. Cicero Ave. and showed handguns, according to a statement from Oak Lawn police. The men demanded cash and cellphones from the customers inside. No one was injured.…

UPDATE: Suspect Accused of Beating, Robbing Elderly Woman in Police Custody

Police arrested a suspect Friday in the beating and robbery of a 94-year-old woman thanks to a reward offered by a local pizza restaurant. Josephine Regnier suffered three broken ribs and a black eye in Wednesday’s attack at her house near 51st Street and Long Avenue on the Southwest Side. The victim’s daughter works part…

94-year-old Grama, WWII Vet, Beaten and Robbed on the Southside of Chicago

Police are looking for a man who allegedly beat a 94-year-old woman, stole her purse and took off in a stolen vehicle before crashing it in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood. The victim’s daughter, Judy Dusk, said her mother, Josephine Regnier, is a World War II Navy veteran. Dusk said she was waiting for one of…

Two Men Found Dead at Lockport Construction Site

A partially built Lockport subdivision was rattled Tuesday by news that two construction workers were found dead in one of the uncompleted town homes, in what Lockport police are calling a “death investigation.” Lockport Police Chief Terry Lemming released few details in a Tuesday afternoon news conference, saying that the cause or time of death…

8 Chicago Residents Charged with Felony Theft after Downstate Police Chase

Eight Chicago residents have been charged with theft following a Saturday morning heist in St. Louis, Missouri, and a subsequent police chase that lasted nearly an hour and wound through several downstate Illinois cities. Eight Chicago residents have been charged with theft following a Saturday morning heist in St. Louis, Missouri, and a subsequent police…

4 Arrested in Don’t Vote Trump Beating in Chicago

Four people have been arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a 50-year-old man they accused of voting for Donald Trump in North Lawndale last week, police said. The attack, captured on video, happened at the intersection of South Kedzie Avenue and West Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale Nov. 9, the day Trump won…

Florida pee wee football coach shot, killed in front of horrified team

A beloved peewee football coach walking to his car after practice was gunned down execution-style in front of his horrified team, according to reports Friday. Dave Williams told a group of children to run when he saw men with guns walking towards him at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale Thursday night, WPLG-TV reported. Fort…

12-year-old boy Charged with 3 Armed Robberies

A 12-year-old boy was charged with robbing three people at gunpoint over the course of a week earlier this month in River North. Police said the boy was involved in robberies in the 700 to 900 blocks of North Larrabee that occurred between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, 15 and 19. In…

US Bank in Oak Lawn Robbed Twice over a 14 Month Period

The US Bank in Oak Lawn has been robbed twice over a 14-month period. The second robbery took place Saturday morning at 11:03 a.m. The FBI. described the incident as a non-takeover robbery.

The suspect was described as a heavyset black male weighing at least 200 pounds. The FBI gave this description of the offender he wore dark glasses, a baseball cap and dark jeans.

The man slipped a teller a note and took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The first robbery occurred on Aug 27, 2015. It was a takeover bank robbery that was committed at US Bank in Oak Lawn located at 103rd and Central.

Two armed black men entered the bank around 9:00 am. One suspect secured the lobby at gunpoint and the other held an employee at gunpoint as he entered the bank vault and took an undisclosed amount of money.

Both suspects wore masks and what appears to be blue latex gloves. There is a photo of them without masks just prior to entering the bank. Nobody was hurt in the robbery, days later the FBI captured the two suspects.

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Carjacking Suspect Dead after Jumping from Eisenhower Overpass

A Carjacking suspect died after jumping from the Harlem Avenue overpass onto the Eisenhower Expressway on Friday evening, state police said. Four people stole a vehicle at gunpoint in suburban Hillside earlier in the day, according to preliminary information from state police. They fled onto the Eisenhower Expressway, and Illinois State Police joined the pursuit,…

Woman Describes Organized Carjacking by 3 Thugs before Cop was Wounded

The woman parked after getting some frozen yogurt but kept the engine running while listening to a mystery novel on tape and cleaning a smudge off the window of the black SUV she uses for a ride-sharing service. She saw a young man cross the street and thought nothing of it. Within minutes, the woman…

Man with Assault Rifle Carjacks 3 Cars in 3 hours on Northside of Chicago

(Sun-Times Media Wire) – Chicago Police are searching for a man who brandished an assault rifle while hijacking three separate vehicles Saturday on the Northwest Side. The first carjacking happened about 11:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of North Western Avenue, followed by incidents at 4:35 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Sawyer and…