"Thought you might be interested in this. (I just discovered your website/blog on the internet) I witnessed a mugging/robbery this week (Thursday) at knifepoint at 5000 N. Marine, 7am in the morning. Two young men got this guys wallet and briefcase/napsack. I was walking my dog. I was stunned as was the victim: at knifepoint and in broad daylight. In light of the muggings around Lincoln Park/Lakeview I guess Uptown can now be added to the list of young men getting robbed and beat. This is the notice I put up at the bus stop on Marine and Argyle and also posted in my building The Aquatania"
A man was robbed at knifepoint, in broad daylight in front of OUR building this morning around 7am. Right in front of the 5000 Marine Drive entrance! There were two young men involved. One stood watch while the other took care of business.
Thieves got his wallet, knapsack and left him shaken and waiting for police. They ran south on Marine and headed toward Buttercup Park.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS WHEN WALKING TO AND FROM. Especially if you are walking alone. Who is around you!? Who is near you!?
Cross the street if you have to. Avoid any possible altercation. You must go out of your way to remain safe.
Luckily, the guy had his keys in his pocket along with his cell phone so he could call for help.
PLEASE be careful if you are listening to your iPod or wear headphones on when walking.
And, if anything feels or looks suspicious, it probably IS, CALL 911 immediately!!!
Sadly, records show that this type of crime, and the ease in which they were able to accomplish it, might be repeated since this is now “a place” where you can get away with it.
TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. TAKE CARE OF YOUR COMMUNITY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!