Daniel Manchen. (Chicago Police photo)

Woman Catches Burglar With Secret Camera

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago woman noticed things were disappearing from her apartment so she set up surveillance and was shocked by what she found. Nina Filipponio has been running the family cafe and bar […]


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Ex-Con Charged With Assaulting Naperville Cop

A convicted burglar, car thief and would-be forger is free on bond and awaiting trial, after allegedly assaulting a west suburban Naperville police officer during a disturbance at the man’s home.


Surveillance video of the would-be burglar at Shambles Bar. (Credit: Shambles Bar)

Would-Be Burglar Thwarted After Pulling Door Marked ‘Push’

Ever walk up to a door, give it a tug, then realize you’re supposed to push, to get it open? Well that’s exactly what happened to a would-be burglar in Wicker Park who was caught on video tugging and tugging on an unlocked door that he just could not seem to open.


Your This and That store in Waukegan. (Credit: CBS)

Tidy Burglar Caught On Camera

He broke in to a resale shop in Waukegan and worked hard to clean up after himself. How do we know this? Because he was caught on camera doing it.


A West Pullman homeowner stabbed and killed an intruder who had broken into his garage overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Homeowner Kills Intruder In West Pullman

An intruder attacked the homeowner with a hammer in the man’s garage, and the homeowner stabbed the burglar with a knife.


Garfield Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Burglar Striking Garfield Ridge Homes While Residents Sleep

Police are warning about a burglar who strikes at night when people are home, asleep, reports CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.


Ryan Hukill (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Cop Arrests Man Breaking Into His Home

A northwest suburban police officer got a surprise Wednesday when he went home for a lunch break and found a 21-year-old neighbor burglarizing his home.


Burglars Skip Stealing TV, Take Kids’ Banks

A west suburban family returned home early Christmas morning to find that their house had been burglarized, Aurora police said.


Gregory Cook is accused of using stolen goods as Christmas presents. (Credit: Riverside Police Dept.)

Man Accused Of Trying To Use Stolen Goods As Christmas Presents

Police say Gregory Cook repackaged stolen goods for Christmas gifts for his friends and family.



Burglar Helps Self To Cake, Watches TV, Turns On Tree Lights

A would be burglar with a bit of the holiday spirit is now behind bars


Richard Niemiec, who fired eight shots at an intruder who had broken into his home in unincorporated Naperville, said the man "can come back if he wants. I’ll wait for him tomorrow morning." (Credit: CBS)

DuPage County Homeowner Fires Shots At Intruder

A homeowner shot an intruder in his home in unincorporated DuPage County near Naperville on Tuesday, but the suspect was able to get away.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2012

Lombard Manhunt

Search Continues For Burglar Who Fled After Police Chase Into Lombard

The search continues for a South Side man who is accused of trying to break into a west suburban home and then leading police on a chase through three suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Homer Wright

Man, 80, Arrested After Shooting Alleged Burglar

Neighbors in Englewood are not pleased after an 80-year-old man was arrested for shooting a man who was allegedly burglarizing his house.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012


Footprints In Snow Near Crystal Lake Menards Lead Police To Burglar

Footprints in the snow turned out to be the key in a burglary case in Crystal Lake.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

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Man Stabs Burglar Who Tried To Steal His Xbox And TV

A man left an alleged burglar in critical condition with stab wounds Monday morning in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood after coming home to find him trying to leave with his Xbox and flat screen TV.


Wayne L. Field III is charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into the home of Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams and stealing Williams' clothes and World Series ring. (Courtesy Chicago Police Department)

Sox GM’s Unwanted Visitor Indicted On Burglary Charge

A homeless man who allegedly broke into the home of White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, then drank beer, ate pizza and defrosted a lobster, was formally charged with burglary on Monday.



Man Burglarizes Car In Evanston, Takes Only About $16 In Change

Police in Evanston have arrested a man who is suspected of burglarizing a car parked inside of a garage, but only taking $15.91 in change.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Jerry Dickens (Arlington Heights Police)

$100,000 Bond For Burglar Caught Tossing Jewelry

Bond was set at $100,000 Friday for a northwest suburban man caught by police trying to throw away jewelry allegedly taken during several residential burglaries.


Home Invader Shot

Homeowner Shoots, Wounds Burglar In South Chicago

A homeowner shot and wounded a burglar early Monday morning in the back yard of his South Chicago neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

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Police Seek Near North Side Burglar

Police have released photos of a man who forced his way into a Streeterville residence then stole a car Tuesday on the Near North Side.