Basically, gang, if you're pathetic enough to be a purse snatcher, please keep in mind that you should NOT stop to count your money in front of a police station.
Just a tip.
Cops: Robber stopped to count loot outside police station
June 9, 2010 4:14 PM
A suspect almost got away after snatching a purse at a Pink Line station and running off this morning.
But then he stopped to count the money. Just outside a Chicago police station.
A witness who had been following the suspect alerted officers inside the police station at and the robber was arrested after a brief chase.
"I guess it never dawned on him that it was a police station," said Ogden District Lt. Ken Sahnas.
The man allegedly robbed the woman at the Kedzie Avenue CTA station near 19th Street and Kedzie Avenue about 10:30 a.m. as he was getting off a train. The robber fell down the stairs as he was being chased by the woman, who had also been on the train, police said.
The witness, Munchie Wade, said he was waiting for a bus outside the train station when he heard footsteps on the stairs and saw the robber fall.
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