On Saturday, January 27, at approximately 8:13 P.M., a 26-year-old man named Salvador Reitinger was taken into custody after an attempted robbery near the Logan Square Blue Line train station.
The robbery occurred in the 2700 block of Kedzie Ave, according to Communications Officer Jessica Rocco from the CPD. An officer “monitoring the radio received information regarding a robbery,” Rocco said in an email to Chicago News.
After demanding the female victim’s vehicle and property while “pointing a gun in her direction,” Reitinger was soon apprehended by the police. By touring the area, police officers were able to “observe” the stolen vehicle and the offender. According to the police, the Reitinger is a documented gang member.
“My girlfriend and I were going out to dinner on Saturday night, when Kedzie Ave was swarmed by roughly 30 cops and 15 cars. It was a pretty chaotic scene that accumulated countless onlookers,” says Colin Linneweber, a Chicago News reporter who witnessed the police activity.
The offender, Reitinger, was scheduled to appear in court on January 29, 2018.
In the past 3 months, there has been 53 counts of robbery, 59 counts of burglary, and 82 counts of violent crime in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to CPD crime summaries.
Areavibes.com estimates that in Logan Square, “you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.” They also claim that Logan Square is “safer than 83% of the cities” in Illinois.