At Least Nine More People Were Taken Hostage By A Robbery Crew, But Only One Of The Robbers Was Caught!

1 robber arrested, 3 others escape after holdup crew claims at least 9 more victims

Another wave of armed robberies hit Chicago on Wednesday morning, this time spanning from Little Village to Logan Square. One suspect was apprehended by police, but three others managed to get away. It is unclear how many robberies have occurred, but CWBChicago has confirmed nine, almost all of which involved a group of armed men who drove around in a stolen Kia with a broken rear passenger window.

The robberies took place in communities that have been hit hard by waves of similar crime since the middle of November. Although several suspects have been arrested by Chicago police in recent weeks, robberies have slowed but have not stopped entirely.

Wednesday Morning Saw A Number Of Incidents Confirmed By Authorities

One man in the 3300 block of West Pierce in Humboldt Park was robbed at gunpoint by two men who emerged from a Kia sedan at around 5 a.m.

Near the 2000 block of West Fulton at 6:20 AM, there may have been an attempt at carjacking. A woman told police that she had just parked when three men approached her vehicle, but she managed to escape by driving away.

Wednesday Morning Saw A Number Of Incidents Confirmed By Authorities

On West Chicago Avenue between the numbers 3100 and 3200 at 6:30 a.m., three men robbed a business owner in front of his store.

Two men in the 3800 block of West Wabansia allegedly pistol-whipped a 52-year-old man in the face while demanding his possessions at around 6:42 a.m., according to police. The victim had nothing to give the men, so they left empty-handed.

At 6:45 a.m., a woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 3800 block of West Cortland in Logan Square.

A short time later, some men near the corner of Kildare and Armitage in the Hermosa neighborhood pistol-whipped a man and robbed him.

A CPD spokesperson said that at around 7 a.m., two men exited a Kia while the victim, a 28-year-old man, was sitting inside his car in the 800 block of North Hoyne. The men were armed with firearms. Robbers pulled the victim from his vehicle, pistol-whipped him, and made off with his possessions.

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A similar report of a robbery occurred around the same time in the 4300 block of West Fullerton, involving three men, two of whom were armed. The perpetrators put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded money before taking his wallet.

Should The Prosecutor Decide To Press Charges Against The Person Police Arrested, CWBChicago Will Update The Story Accordingly

The vehicle reportedly contained various items reported stolen from victims of various robberies, according to a police source. There were no further robbery arrests made despite a canine unit and police officers searching nearby homes and yards.

Should The Prosecutor Decide To Press Charges Against The Person Police Arrested, CWBChicago Will Update The Story Accordingly

One of the fugitives is a Black male wearing a dark jacket with “Yogi Bear” written on the back.

If the person who was arrested by the police is indeed charged, CWBChicago will update the story accordingly.

Nearly one hundred robberies have been committed by armed gangs in Chicago over the past month, with the near west, northwest, and north sides being particularly hard hit.

On Monday, police in Chicago arrested a four-person gang suspected of carrying out some of the robberies. All of them have been arrested and are currently being held without bail.

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On December 5, a man who was legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm fatally shot three of the four robbers who had tried to rob him. Three of them have been arrested and charged; the fourth was shot in the head and is still in the hospital.

Last Words

According to CPD’s encrypted radio transmissions, the stolen Kia driven by the robbery crew was found by officers in an alley behind the 800 block of North Monticello at approximately 7:15 a.m. According to the officer, they caught one person who had fled the car, and the four people who had been robbed had positively identified him as one of the robbers.

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  • Karan Sirari

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