Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Attention crooks!

I'd like to thank my reader Cindy for submitting this.

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.

To read the rest of the story, click here.


Kimbra Kasch said...

Always nice to hear of Good Samaritans

Anonymous said... the station officer took another bite of her doughnut, and washed it down with a sip of coffee.

Mr-Mobius said...

Firstly, impressive tailing by a guy who had nothing to do with the robbery, and secondly, I love how in the USA the officer has no reservations about Tasering the guy. It really adds to the story.

Anonymous said...

Gun? How could he have a gun? Mayor Daley does not allow guns?
Or does the no guns only apply to the law abiding and not the poor downtrodden thugs needing to make a living?

Glad the scun was caught!

Anonymous said...

What with Tasering being the least likely way to actually cause someone harm when compared to either gang-tackling, billy clubbing, or shooting.

Anonymous said...

that's a great story. It also makes me worry about walking from the Kedzie pink line stop at midnight considering this was 10:30 am. Glad I don't live there now.

Chris said...

The witness was named "Munchie"?

Sorry, I lost focus after I read that one.

Anonymous said...

the perp must be an amateur. a pro knows where the cop shop is and what felony armed robbery is.

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