Weak Chicago police bosses ordered street cops to allow a robbery gang responsible for a dozen robberies to escape in order to avoid a police street chase.
This armed robbery crew has been rampaging through Wicker Park and Avondale, but last week, the CPD had the crooks in sight on the road and radioed in to get permission to follow the crooks.
But following the soft-on-crime rules put in place by the failing city’s Democrat mayor, Lori Lightfoot, the CPD bosses told the officers to stop their pursuit for fear over a high speed chase.
Two robberies occurred last Friday, according to CWBChicago:
First, two men got out of a dark sedan and grabbed a 50-year-old woman’s purse as she walked in the 1800 block of North Winchester, a CPD spokesperson said. The purse strap broke, but the robbers couldn’t get it from her before they fled the scene, according to police.
One of the robbers was armed with a handgun.
The CPD spokesperson said that minutes later, two men stepped out of a dark-colored car and confronted a 30-year-old man walking in the 2300 block of West Wabansia. While one offender pointed a gun at the victim, the other went through the man’s pockets to take valuables, according to CPD.
In both cases, the offenders were described as Black males wearing hoodies and face masks who escaped in a four-door car with a passenger-side window taped up or covered with a garbage bag.
CWB went on…
On Friday, cops spotted the car, a black Kia with a taped-up rear passenger window, at 11:09 a.m., moments after the second robbery, according to police radio transmissions. They followed the vehicle until it reached the Kennedy Expressway.
“After it gets on the expressway, let it go,” a supervisor radioed.
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