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Skokie Crime: Senior Citizen Beat Up

Also, a car was stolen and homes broken into. Information is from the Skokie Police Department. An arrest does not indicate guilt.

Burglary

Someone entered an apartment on the 5000 block of Church St. on Aug. 12 between 12:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  through a window and stole various electronic items and jewelry.

Someone entered a residence on the 4800 block of Greenleaf St. on Aug. 12 between 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. by forcing open a rear door and stole electronic items.

Battery to Senior Citizen

Four teenagers reportedly surrounded a man while he was walking to his vehicle and then one of them punched him in the head at 4925 Dempster St on Aug. 12 at 9:39 p.m. The four subjects then ran off through the alleyway.  The victim said they were three boys and a girl, approximately 15 to 16 years old. 

Criminal Damage to Property

Someone used a blunt object to smash out a window on a 2002 Honda on the 8100 block of Tripp Ave. on Aug. 12 between 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Someone broke the glass on a building’s entry door on the 8100 block of Keating Ave. on Aug. 12 between 7:30 and 11:27 p.m. 

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

Someone removed four wheels off of the 2008 Acura TL, which was parked on the street, on the 4300 block of Howard Street, between 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and 5:35 a.m. Aug. 11.

Burglary from Motor Vehicle

Someone entered a 1972 Lincoln Mark IV, which was parked behind a residence on the 4800 block of Enfield Avenue between 4 p.m Aug. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11, and ransacked the interior of the vehicle. Nothing was reported missing.

Retail Theft

Three men entered the Jewel/Osco, 9449 Skokie Boulevard, at 12:23 a.m. Aug. 11, and stole several bottles of alcohol.  One offender was described as a tall, thin black man, with medium length hair, wearing a light blue short sleeved t-shirt.  The second offender was described as tall, black man with muscular build, black hair with twisties, wearing a white short sleeved t-shirt with black print. The third offender was tall black man with medium build, short dark hair, wearing a black short sleeved t-shirt with red print.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Someone removed a gray Honda, which was parked in front of the residence on the 5300 block of Conrad Street, between Aug. 10 at 11 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 6 a.m. It is unknown how the vehicle was removed. There were no signs of force.  

Theft of Labor Or Services

Two teenager girls ran from a cab, without paying for their fare, after being driven to a desired location on the 8800 block of Bronx Avenue, between 12:45 a.m. and 12:54 a.m. Aug. 11.  The girls were described as black teenagers wearing brown shirts and shorts.

Troy August 16, 2013 at 09:34 AM
Where is that SPD Mobile Command Unit when you need it?
h m August 16, 2013 at 09:41 AM
Troy, Remember Skokie does not have a crime problem. At least that is what the mayor and the police department are saying.
Frank August 16, 2013 at 09:49 AM
Where are the police when these crimes happen...wondering about the 4 youths who attacked the senior...I sense they were dark but would be against someone's rights to name their race. So much crime...wish it would get cold so these thugs and thief types would stay indoors Again, why aren't the police driving around high crime (which doesn't exist here) areas??? I NEVER, REPEAT NEVER see the police driving the streets. Failure of leadership from the Mayors office on down.
Cat Lover August 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM
There is definitely an increase in serious crime and it appears to occur within the Skokie Boulevard areas. Why isn't there more police presence in this area?
Steve Mottel August 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Call, email, contact the mayor, police etc any way you can and often. How long will they sit silent?????
Eugene Salganik August 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Join us for a rally: https://www.facebook.com/crimefreeskokie?ref=br_tf
Voice of Reason August 16, 2013 at 03:23 PM
I believe that the following excerpt from a recent article written by Donald Joy may explain the "Battery..." story: "Nowhere is it discussed on CNN, or ABC, or in the New York Times or People magazine, the phenomenon practiced by so many young black males known as “the knockout game” or “knockout king”–a widespread, sometimes deadly game wherein a group of young blacks stealthily approach a random, unsuspecting white or sometimes Asian person in a public place, and one or more of the group suddenly punching their victim in the face/head as hard as they can, to see if they can knock them unconscious, and thereby achieve “street cred” and bragging rights among their peers." As always, Be Aware of your surroundings...
Concern Citizen August 16, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Conceal Carry Weapon is the answer for this thug's and gang banger's to protect myself and my family.

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