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Armed robbery in Hyde Park brings SWAT team after robbers seem to run into house

Metropolitan Avenue between Thatcher Street and Hyde Park Avenue was shut for more than 90 minutes tonight as police surrounded a house where at least one armed robber appeared to run after a holdup around 8:40 p.m.

SWAT officers arrived and eventually fired a number of pepper-spray canisters into the house. Shortly before 10:30 p.m., officers entered the house and found no one inside.

Not long after, police re-opened the road and allowed residents - some of whom had been evacuated to a nearby CVS on Hyde Park Avenue - back to their homes.

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Waste of swat team for a phantom. Firing pepper spray and destroying an innocent home. When police are board and over budgeted!

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So who pays for damage to the house, particularly since the suspect wasn't even there?

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The home owner pays. I had to repair a fence damaged by the police chasing someone. No financial assistance

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Who pays for the stuff that the ARMED ROBBERS stole?

(Most of can read between the lines and see you’re just salivating at the chance to jump on the cops. Care to comment on the countless number of shootings they go to nightly?)

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How about the people who benefit from the criminal being caught (I.e., we the public) pay for the damage that our employees (I.e., the police) do to innocent people’s private property in the course of searching for and capturing the criminal? What is your objection to that?

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Most of can read between the lines and see you’re just salivating at the chance to jump on the cops.

I can't imagine how you're getting that from what the poster wrote. The homeowner can't recover damages from the criminal because the criminal wasn't in his house. Whether or not he can recover damages from the city seems like a perfectly reasonable question.

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Usually the homeowner gets left with the bill.

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If the damage is pricy, perhaps the owners might want to talk to their insurance company, no?

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If the damage is pricy, perhaps the owners might want to talk to their insurance company, no?

Why would I want to make a claim against my insurance if I could recover the damages from someone else?

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You have insurance for a reason. Because the damage is caused by others, a known entity, the deductible is typically waived, yes? And you've paid a lot of money to your insurance, let them work to get the money out of those who cause the damage.

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I've never heard of anything being waived by insurance. Secondly, although I have insurance I only want it to use it from natural occurrences or myself not some losers doing. Thirdly, why would I want my premiums to go up because of that. I hate when people say that's what insurance is for.

I wish the police would be responsible for that.

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I've never heard of anything being waived by insurance.

You've never been in a car accident when the other driver was at fault.

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