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Car Theft

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Former Teacher Who Violated Probation Back Behind Bars

Prosecutors from the Will County state’s attorney’s office are seeking to revoke the probation Jeremiah Komon received following the Jan. 29 theft of a 2005 Jaguar.

08/09/2013

A tow truck in action. (CBS)

Police Warn Of Crooks Using Tow Trucks To Steal Cars

Police have issued an alert to Near West Side residents, warning that thieves using tow trucks have been taking older cars off the streets at night.

03/12/2013

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East Chicago Teen May Have Been Shot By Police During Chase

Lake County police are investigating a possible officer-involved shooting in East Chicago that began Tuesday night with a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Euclid Avenue, Chief Mark Becker said Wednesday.

02/21/2013

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Man Who Stole Car Using BB Gun Gets 12 Years

A man who used a BB gun to steal a restaurant employee’s car last summer in southwest suburban Orland Park has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

02/11/2013

Keys hang in the ignition in a Honda Civic as it makes its way down the line at the Japanese automaker's plant in Greensburg, Indiana on March 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit should read MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaving Your Car Running To Let It Warm Up? Not A Good Idea

Two Chicago sisters who normally leave their cars idling so the vehicles can warm up had them stolen Friday morning. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/25/2013

20-year-old "Rafal" attaches a Denver boot to his 1994 Acura Integra. He says he does it every day -- including in his garage -- so the car isn't stolen. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Driver Gives Himself The Boot To Guard Against Car Thieves

Car theft is too common a crime in Chicago, with more than 16,000 last year alone. One Chicago car owner took a drastic step to prevent thieves from taking his ride.

CBS 2–01/24/2013

Nicholas D. Seidel (Photo from St. Charles Police Dept.)

Cops: Car Thief Was Also Burglar, Counterfeiter

Call it a productive bust. When police caught a man red-handed stealing a car from a northwest suburban dealership last week, they also ended solving a business burglary and a counterfeit case.

12/28/2011

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Three Cops Hurt After Man Steals Cab, Hits 2 Police Cars

Three Chicago police officers were recovering, after a car thief went on a wild ride Sunday morning through the Gold Coast neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2011

An SUV with a front center cap missing (Credit: CBS)

Thief Uses Crane To Steal Car From Dealership

An Indiana car dealer is calling it “the craziest” idea for stealing a vehicle.

10/19/2011

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Murders And Car Theft Up, Overall Crime Down For January

Though murders have increased 27.3 percent compared to last January, there was a “double-digit’’ drop in overall crime last month, police said.

02/06/2011

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Man Makes Off With Wife’s Car While She’s In ER

A man is accused of breaking his wife’s nose, then stealing her car while she was in the emergency room.

11/05/2010

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Car Thefts Surge In Chicago

Authorities say young joyriders are to blame.

WBBM Newsradio–10/15/2010