As Chicago police announce more Wrigleyville robberies, East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce ups security budget

As Chicago police announce more Wrigleyville robberies, East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce ups security budget

CHICAGO (TOC) — The East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is growing its funds for personal safety after yet one more theft and abduction was uncovered in Wrigleyville.

Chicago police confirmed Wednesday they’re investigating a fifth theft and abduction in Lakeview inside a two-day interval over the weekend.

All 5 incidents occurred close to Wrigley Discipline. In every case, victims had been compelled right into a automotive, robbed, then kicked out of the automotive.

“There’s a variety of eyes, a variety of cameras, a variety of mild on Clark Road,” mentioned Sam Sanchez, proprietor of Outdated Crow Smoke Home. “Clark Road they should not take evenly, as a result of we’re fairly organized over there.”

SEE MORE: Chicago police investigating 2 separate kidnapping, armed robberies minutes aside close to Wrigley Discipline

Chicago police mentioned three of the incidents occurred between midnight and 1:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday alongside the 3400-, 3500-, and 3600-blocks of North Clark Road, in addition to the 1100-block of West Addison. The fifth incident additionally occurred within the 1100-block of West Addison, police mentioned.

Police mentioned the lads in query compelled the victims right into a grey sedan at gunpoint and robbed them of their cellphones and wallets, earlier than kicking them out of the automotive.

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The chamber of commerce is growing its safety funds from $50,000 to $300,000 after the incidents.

The neighborhood has been on excessive alert for days. Many residents are hoping police have some type of surveillance pictures of the suspect automotive, since there are such a lot of cameras within the busy space.

This weekend can also be anticipated to be heat, which suggests extra folks might be out and about within the neighborhood.

CPD didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon any plan to extend patrols.

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