Now that is all changing.
Since May 1, 2008 beats 2211 and 2212 have had an inordinate number of robberies - armed and strong arm. All have been committed by a group of black men. These offenders are probably from the east end of the district.
The offenders were almost caught, but managed to escape from a police chase. (story here.)
From an astute reader:
|TODAY AT ABOUT NOON, THREE MALE BLACKS IN A BLACK INFINITY SUV, ROBBED 3 DIFFERENT VICTIMS AT GUNPOINT. THE VICTIMS WERE ALL IN BEVERLY AND MT. GREENWOOD.(THE SUV WAS TAKEN IN A CAR JACKING IN SOUTH HOLLAND)105TH & OAKLEY, 2500 W. 110TH AND 11201 S. WHIPPLEALSIP PD OBSERVED THE VEHICLE AT 122ND & PULASKI AFTER THEY ROBBED ANOTHER PERSON IN ALSIPTHE OFFENDERS GOT ON THE EXPRESSWAY CPD & ALSIP GAVE CHASE AND THE VEHICLE EXITED AT 99TH & HALSTED WHERE THEY STRUCK A PEDESTRIAN AND GOT BACK ON THE EXPRESS WAY. POLCIE LOST THEM AROUND 87THALSIP SAID THEY HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF THE SAME TYPE OF ROBBERIES.|
These types of situations could be prevented by having a trained and armed group of citizens. If the criminals thought for one second that the victim that they've targeted had a gun, they'd certainly think twice about doing the crime.
If you live in Beverly or Mt. Greenwood, make sure you stay aware of your surroundings. If you're licensed to conceal and carry, regardless of what state you're certified in, I'd recommend that you begin carrying your weapon on your person when in these neighborhoods.
Mt. Greenwood is changing - and not for the better.