Thursday Blotter: Man Mugged after Leaving Gas Station, More

The following arrest information was supplied by the Skokie Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. At Skokie Patch, we update our blotter daily.


A man was robbed by a group of people after leaving a gas station early Sunday, Oct. 21. The man told police, according to the report, he went to the Mobil gas station, 4802 Dempster St., to purchase a pack of cigarettes at approximately midnight on Oct. 21. When he reached the gas station he was approached by two men in their 20s, who yelled at him repeatedly, “king killa.”

After purchasing a pack of cigarettes at the gas station, the man left and was walking northbound on the west sidewalk on the 8900 block of La Crosse Avenue when, according to police, he noticed two vehicles, one possibly a gray Saturn, driving slowly northbound on La Crosse Avenue. Both vehicles suddenly stopped, the man told police, and several people exited the vehicles and started running toward the man, repeatedly yelling “king killa.”

The man started running away from them, according to the report, but tripped on a bush and fell to the ground.

The male and female subjects began hitting and kicking him all over his body while he was on the ground, police stated, and removed from his pockets two cell phones, an Illinois state identification card, a U.S. military identification card, the pack of cigarettes and his wallet.

Property loss was estimated at $289.

How many years of back luck is that?

Police reported four vehicles with broken driver’s side mirrors on the 700 block of Keeler Avenue sometime between 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 18.

How would you like your eggs?

The entrance to a residence on the 5200 block of Greenleaf Street was struck with about a dozen raw eggs sometime between midnight and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 19.

n.f. October 25, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I would like to commend the Skokie Patch on its excellent coverage. I have been forwarding these violent crime reports to Mayor Van Dusen and Village Manager Al Rigoni. I suggested an increased police presence in the village, specifically another police substation. So far, at least as far as I can see, nothing is happening. Thank you again, Norman
Troy October 25, 2012 at 03:41 PM
"How many years of back luck is that?" "How would you like your eggs?" It's interesting that you find property crimes so amusing.
Cal October 25, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Agree with n.f. and Troy.. Not so funny if its your house is it Mr patch. when will the Mayor increase the police force, when someone is killed by these wanna be thugs! throw them all in jail and the parents for raising useless citizens.
Cal October 25, 2012 at 07:04 PM
What has happened to Skokie?? Use to be a nice place to live, now its no better then the south side. everytime you call them to report drug dealers, nothing is done. Van Dussen can spend the tax payers dollar making the town look nice, how about making it safe for the people who want to live there and have a JOB and pay taxes with a honest living.
Adam Davis November 09, 2012 at 07:04 AM
On 10/31 there was an incident at the gas station at main and skokie blvd that attracted no fewer than 10 police vehicles and one assumes as many officers. Part of the treet was shut down. did anyone else see this? what happened that night? why such a large response?


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