Reports Of Stolen Packages On The Rise

CHICAGO (CBS) – You’re expecting a package in the mail. The delivery person leaves it in your building’s lobby or on your doorstep, and the worst happens: It gets stolen.

It’s happening a lot this holiday season, especially in Logan Square. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

Jennifer Hyman lives in Logan Square, which has gotten some mention lately on the website Everyblock because of package theft.

Condo board president Robert Hyman is all too familiar. He got an email from a neighbor saying a couple of packages reported as “delivered” by UPS have gone missing.

Just one day after those gifts disappeared, they think they almost caught a package thief. Someone rang the buzzer. When Hyman went downstairs, he saw “a guy wearing jeans and a puffy coat,” Jennifer says.

Inside were two packages that could have been stolen.

The U.S. Postal Service is investigating some cases of missing packages and has potential suspects. Officials don’t say how widespread the problem is.

Everyblock posters from all different parts of the city also suggest thieves got ahold of USPS service keys to get into buildings.

  • Don

    2 things.
    1 rephrase your last sentence,you sound like you do not know how to type/write proper sentences.
    2. how are you so sure it’s blacks who are doing this,why must you be filled with so much hate? Or are you one of those people who just want to act like trolls?

    Either way it is rude and disrespectful.

    • Afro

      1. naw when I type it correctly they pull my post for saying n !gger s
      2. statistics say that it’s n !gger s

      either way I don’t give a rays ass if it’s rude it’s the truth

    • Afro

      Hey Don they pulled my post so I will say it again the way it was ment to be.

      “throw a big box out there for bait and shoot the b a s t a r d s when they run up to steal it that would sure thin out the n !gge r populous

  • civilized

    Afro, you’re a racist p.o.s. How about the white guy who stole the jar of money belonging to the cancer patient? I bet you jumped to conclusions and thought the thieve was black, didn’t you. You racist p.o.s! You’re just as hideous as the thieves, white or black.

    • Afro

      If you want to talk about the POS that stole the Jar of money go to that post and talk about it. You are being off the topic.

    • Brishauwna Williams

      @uncivilized, That is not a very nice thing to say. You should give Mr. Afro some respect. What the hell does some white dude stealing a few bucks have to do with this story anyway?

  • Brishauwna Williams

    @Afro, The black homies have to do their Christmas shopping just like everyone else. You don’t expect them to spend their hard earned drug profits on shopping for others, do you?

    • Yard Ape

      @Brishauwna & Afro – great clip of negros xmas shopping right here –

      “I’s gonna get ma shoos”

      • Brishauwna Williams

        Thank You Mr. Yard Ape! What an excellent example of the level of class we’re talking about. Reminds me of that E2 nightclub disaster. I don’t think I would have even opened the doors with a heard of animals like that on the other side!!!

      • Yard Ape

        E2 disaster?? I call that incident a blessing!!!!!!

        I’ll explain to Lyndia that the “whiggers” in that video are just that, “wanna-be-negros” and a disgrace to the caucasian race, or marauding mulattos!!!!!

      • Brishauwna Williams

        @Yard Ape, I can already hear Lyndia, “I sawz me a white person in that crowd!”

      • Afro

        ROFLMAO funny video

        Now if that were chicago the thugs would be outside waiting to shoot someone and steal the shoes off the lifeless body. Bang! seeit man you don’t be needin doz shoes no mo i takes em

      • Yard Ape

        @ Afro – Not much difference between the Chicago mo-fos and the Philly negros. Maybe just a different calibre bullet in their weapons??

  • Brishauwna Williams

    I’m starting to think the same thing, Mr. Davis!!!

    • Yard Ape

      Even though there’s no snow on the ground, let us all have a WHITE XMAS!!!!!

  • Yard Ape

    I love that idea!!!!

  • Chivi

    Criminals come in all colors and all genders. The smartest criminals are the ones that live among us. The ones we open the door for and let in because we trust them. Criminals come in all colors, all genders, all sizes, all ages. The worst criminals are the wolves in sheep’s clothing. One thing we have in common is we all bleed red.

    • Yard Ape

      An OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of criminals come in the brown & black colors, male and females of the species alike!!!! That is a FACT !!!!

  • Brishauwna Williams

    I can already hear Lyndia, “I sawz me a white person in that crowd!”

  • Al

    Shocking comments from people. Let’s take this back to the business point of view. I am a power seller on ebay and I see many packages lost, theft even happens with the actual shippers. Has nothing to do with “blacks”, Mexicans etc. Every shipper I choose has the responsibility to ensure that my deliveries get there safely and securely. When we pay extra for added services, I do not expect the delivery person to leave it on the front steps or flipped over any fence like the infamous video we saw in the media. I even had a case where a shipper stole the item, sealed the box back up and sent it to my customer. I ordered a new HP desktop and I too saw a deliver flip it over my 6 foot fence. BTW, would people feel better if it was a middle class white male stealing your items? I am not black, but a sad society when you read comments like this, and than we wonder as a society why blacks cannot just get “over it”. Keep focused people, it is the people that are not doing their jobs correctly. Also, look at the demographics of Logan square. I guess Christmas does not mean anything to the racist. You will be the 1st for Sunday mass I am sure.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live