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RECENT VIOLENT CRIMES IN CHICAGO'S "SAFE" NEIGHBORHOODS

Even in Chicago neighborhoods that have a reputation for being "safe," violence is finding its way in and residents, employees, and visitors of areas such as the West Loop, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and the Gold Coast that once felt confident walking the streets alone are now finding themselves becoming the victims of violent attacks.

Here are a few of the recent crimes and crime patterns threatening your safety, as well as the safety of each and every citizen, living, working, or visiting Chicago.

(WEST LOOP)
-On May 4th,a woman was walking down the 400 block of West Madison at approximately 6:45pm when she was approached by an unknown male, who punched her in the face and then continued to strike her several times before taking her purse and fleeing the scene.

-On May 21st, after committing a retail theft at a store on the 600 block of West Jackson, the theft offender grabbed a customer's purse, ripped it our of her hands, and took it as he was fleeing the scene.


(LAKEVIEW)
- In at least 3 separate incidents, multiple attackers approached citizens walking alone, used force and in at least one incident, pepper spray to rob the individuals. These attacks occurred on the 3300 block of North Sheffield on May 23rd, the 900 block of West Belmont on May 23rd, and the 600 block of West Briar Place on May 26th.

-On May 18th around 10pm, a male offender followed a woman into her apartment building on the 3100 block of North Southport, forcefully pushed her to the ground, and stole her purse before attempting to flee the scene.

-Around 2am on May 30th, a man was robbed of his cell phone and other personal belongings and then shot twice in the chest. The victim's body was found in the alley underneath the CTA train tracks, which is about a block away from several popular bars located on Sheffield.


(LINCOLN PARK)
-A man wielding a knife entered a popular boutique located on the 2200 block of North Halsted, approached a store employee, revealing the knife, and demanded money. After the employee complied the offender left the store and fled the scene.

-A similar robbery occurred at a store on the 2100 block of North Halsted. In this incident, the employee was wounded by the offender's knife. Offender was able to flee before police arrived on scene.

These are just a few of the incidents that have plagued Chicago area neighborhoods recently. Violent crime is becoming a reality all over the city. Don't become the next victim. Make it a priority to protect yourself and to ensure that you make it home safe and alive.

Come into Krav Maga Force today for a free trial lesson and start the training that can save your life. Our self-defense training is not only about learning how to throw a punch or deliver an effective kick, it is also about becoming more aware of your surrounding, gaining confidence, learning to effectively deal with stress, developing the mindset necessary to survive, and so much more. We value your safety and you should too.

To schedule your free trial call us at 773-305-7657 or send us an email at info@kmfchicago.com

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