Thursday, June 25, 2009

Two Beverly Restaurants Robbed

Two fast-food restaurants in Chicago's Beverly community were hit by armed robbers in the same day.

Robbers stole undisclosed amounts of money from Burger King, 1701 W. 95th St., and KFC, 10421 S. Western Ave., police said.

The first robbery was at Burger King at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

After an employee took out the garbage, he was approached by two gunmen in the parking lot, police said.

The gunmen told him to open the restaurant's rear door and then demanded that a manager open the safe, police said.

The gunmen then ordered the manager and employee to lie on the floor while they stole money from the safe and from three cash registers, police said. The men fled on foot, police said.
At 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, a lone gunman stole an undisclosed amount of money from KFC, police said.

The man entered the restaurant, asked for a job application and then pulled out a gun, police said.

The man ordered two employees to put money into a bag, police said. After they put the money in a plastic bag, he grabbed the bag and ran from the restaurant down an alley, police said.
The gunman was described as a black man between ages 40 and 45, 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds. He had a beard and was wearing sunglasses. He wore a red baseball cap, dark blue shirt, black jeans and white gym shoes, witnesses told police.

This is why I don't go to the restaurants on Western. Hasn't the KFC been robbed numerous times? Why did the Taco Bell close again? Oh yeah, robbery gone bad. Western is easy pickings, young kids working. Thank the Lord that nobody was hurt in these two robberies. What's next? Metal detectors at the entrances of all restaurants? A pat down?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Taco bell closed because the city shut it down, dirty and scummy. Kfc sounds like an inside job , just hearing the details. Workers bring their ghetto buddies in and tell them the best times and where to get the money. 111th aint no better these days all by mt greenwod park is animals riding bikes.

Nippsy Russell said...

Do you mean like bears and elephants?

Anonymous said...

Quit holding down OUR Tact Cars to places where they HATE the Police....This edict came from way above the Commanders office....try 35th St & the 5th Floor....

Go Ahead Vote Democrat Again

Anonymous said...

There are some wonderful restaurants on Western and east of there..
For finer dining there is:
Koda, Franconella's, Cafe 103

For a more budget friendly meal there is:
Fox's, Top Notch, and many others

How about the fantastic shopping;
Miss Priss, the Blossom Boys, Gumption Gifts, Lets Get Poppin', Beverly Bakery,Beverly Pantry, and so many more

There are also some wonderful activities and events in the Beverly area:
The Beverly Arts Center, the Ridge Run and Memorial Day Parade, the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic, Music Under the Stars, World Folk Music...
and do you know the new library is opening tomorrow?


Your remarks sadden me - it attitudes like the ones you expressed that makes many Mt. Greenwood Residents miss out and never go east of western... sorry for your loss.

inandaround60655 said...

Let me rephrase that. That's why I don't go the fast food joints on Western. I have and still go to ALL of the places you listed and more - I do travel and shop East of Western and encourage everyone else to also. I love Calabrias too, can't forget them.

Mary Carol said...

Love Top Notch and Beverly Pantry. Haven't been to the others. I do know Miss Priss is a boutique, what is Lets Get Poppin, the Blossom Boys (florist??) and Gumption Gifts?

Anonymous said...

Lets get Poppin (11758 S. Western)is a pocorn store that is waaaaay better than Garrets and they are opening a cake store as well.

The Blossom Boys (9911 S. Walden) an amazing floral design shop with the most stunning arrangements you have ever seen - and lots of unique gifts and fair trade items.

Gumptions Gifts (1814 W. 103rd) a very unique store that has wonderful gift items in all price ranges. The store is staffed by adults with developmental disabilities and provides them with employment and the training and experience to carry them forward. Many of the store products are created by CARC (Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens)artists. Even if you have no one to buy for the window designs and store displays are worth a visit alone.

Anonymous said...

Gumptions Gifts (1814 W. 103rd) a very unique store that has wonderful gift items in all price ranges. The store is staffed by adults with developmental disabilities and provides them with employment and the training and experience to carry them forward. Many of the store products are created by CARC (Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens)artists. Even if you have no one to buy for the window designs and store displays are worth a visit alone.


This sounds like one AMAZING store. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I will definitely make a point to stop in and I will definitely tell all my friends to do so also.

Anonymous said...

There are people that live in Greenwood that shop east of Western? I avoid going East of Sacramento. if at all possible.

Anonymous said...

Concealed carry is the answer.

Anonymous said...

offenders were id as three SWEDISH guys OLE, SVEN AND KARL, please keep your doors locked.

Anonymous said...

it's not scary east of western. it's not even scary east of (gasp)longwood.

Anonymous said...

It's not scary east of Western? It looks like a Mogadishu open market up and down Western Ave. All you need are the skinnys in the pick-ups carrying AK's.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Taco Bell wasn't only serving tacos from behind that counter. Drugs were being sold and it wasn't the first time they were caught.

Anonymous said...

It's not scary east of Western? It looks like a Mogadishu open market up and down Western Ave. All you need are the skinnys in the pick-ups carrying AK's.

June 27, 2009 7:29 PM

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i was thinking the same thing about most of kedzie & 111th, with the addition of some vatos locos. good luck with that!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonder what the crime stats would look like if local coppers/FF kids weren't given "professional courtesy" when THEY are the perps?

Mary Anne McKenna Bryan said...

There are lots of great restaurants and shops all over Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Morgan park and the near burbs! Check out my blog for all of the info. And please shop, dine and socialize in small local owned establishments these people put their heart, soul and every penney they have in these business's and they are really struggling. If your goin out, go LOCAL! Check out www.beverlymorganpark.net

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