James Coello, owner of North Shore Coins, is accused of knowingly buying stolen jewelry, gold and other goods from burglars. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Evanston Coin Shop Owner Charged With Buying Stolen Goods

The owner of a popular coin shop in Evanston has been jailed, on allegations some of his biggest customers were crooks, and he knew it.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

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Police Warning Residents About Recent Lincoln Park Burglaries

Police are warning Lincoln Park residents about four recent burglaries in the North Side neighborhood.


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Thieves Striking Foreclosed Homes In Aurora

Thieves in Aurora have found a new target — robbing empty, foreclosed homes, causing thousands of dollars in damage and theft.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Chicago Police released this surveillance photo of a man suspected of burglarizing three businesses in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cops Seeking Suspect In Three Lincoln Park Burglaries

Chicago Police released surveillance photos of a suspected burglar Wednesday, hoping someone can identify the man accused smashing windows and taking cash drawers from at least three Lincoln Park businesses.


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2 Weeks, 3 Smash-And-Grab Retail Thefts

For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Burglars Strike Homes In Ukrainian Village

Chicago Police are warning residents of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood about a series of burglaries this month.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012

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Burglars Hit Homes Near United Center

Police have issued a warning to Near West Side residents after a string of burglaries in the neighborhood surrounding the United Center.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

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Elgin Police Focus Efforts On Spike In Burglaries

Crime in Elgin is at a 40-year low, but police said they’re also seeing a dramatic spike in burglaries, which shot up 31 percent last year.

CBS 2–01/26/2012

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

New Gary Mayor Introduces Public Safety Team

Gary’s new mayor is pledging to put the brakes on a growing number of burglaries in the city. That’s just one item on Karen Freeman-Wilson’s “to-do” list after taking office as Gary’s first female mayor.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

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Burglars Hitting Cell Phone, Electronics Stores In Downtown Area

Police are warning cell phone and electronics businesses in the downtown area that about a band of burglars that have been breaking in and stealing merchandise.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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Men Wanted For Invading Homes, Attacking Elderly Indiana Residents

Police in several Northwest Indiana towns are looking for three Chicago men wanted for a series of daylight home invasions of elderly residents’ houses.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011


Man, Girlfriend Arrested In Willowbrook Home Invasion

Two people have been arrested for a suburban home invasion with ties to furniture delivery.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

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Aurora Residents Warned Of Spike In Burglaries

As Aurora residents get ready for the holidays, police are warning them to keep gifts locked up amid a rash of burglaries.


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In One Week, Gary Police Respond To 85 Burglaries

In one week’s time, Gary police responded to at least 85 burglaries.



Waukegan Police Bust Rings Of Burglars, Robbers

Waukegan police believe they have broken up separate rings of burglars and armed robbers working the far north suburbs.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011


Crime Up Near UIC; Cops Tell Students To Put Away Phones, iPods

Crime is up on the borders of the UIC campus, and Tuesday, campus police told students and staff that it is time to put the cell phones and iPods away and pay attention to what’s going on around them.


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Man Used Google Maps To Find Homes To Burglarize

Google Maps helped a Chicago man target as many as nine suburban homes for break-ins since March, police said.



Teens Charged With Thefts From Cars In Forest Preserves

Two teens have been charged with a string of burglaries in south suburban forest preserves.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

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Police Warn NW Side Businesses Of Recent Burglaries

Police are warning Northwest Side business owners of a string of burglaries.


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Men Charged With Burglarizing South Suburban Storage Facility

Three men have been charged with burglarizing lockers at a storage facility in the southern suburbs, after allegedly showing up in a U-Haul to take away more loot when management was already on to them.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011