December 18, 5:15 PM, 5300 block of South Drexel. Robbery. Man accosted woman in her apartment lobby, stealing a leather coat, purse, and $3. Victim told police the robber might have been a friend of the pedestrian she’d struck with her car earlier that day.

December 19, 7:15 PM, 6200 block of West 51st. Robbery. Three men in car stopped 14-year-old boy riding bicycle. Car pulled over and men shouted, “Hawaii Five-O! You’re under arrest!” One man grabbed a gold chain from the boy’s neck, and they drove away.

December 30, 12:30 AM, Huron and State. Attempted assault. Man walked into lobby of his own apartment building and waved a 12-inch knife at his doorman, shouting, “I’m not gonna take this bullshit from you anymore!” He fled before police arrived.

January 1, 5:45 AM, 1400 block of North Sedgwick. Attempted assault. Man entered his girlfriend’s apartment and threatened another man with a .38-caliber handgun. He later told police he didn’t recognize the victim as his girlfriend’s roommate’s boyfriend.

–Neal Pollack

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