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Police: CTA iPhone Thefts Follow Pattern

Every year some 800 to 900 property thefts are reported on CTA trains. Most of the stolen items are I-Phones or other electronic devices. The thefts, as Mike Parker reports, follow a familiar pattern, a pattern you should know about.

08/07/2013

Surveillance video of an iPhone theft at the Universal Sole in Lakeview.

Thieves Caught On Camera Stealing Employees’ iPhones At Lakeview Store

It is estimated that this year as many as a million-and-a-half iPhones and smart phones will be stolen. One runner’s store, the Universal Sole, on North Lincoln Avenue is one of the locations where it has already happened.

07/01/2013

Charles Bragg II (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teen Charged With Killing Man Over Theft Of Brother’s iPhone

Retribution for the theft of a sibling’s iPhone was enough for a Sauk Village teenager to shoot a man to death last week in the south suburb, Cook County prosecutors said.

09/30/2012

Christopher Dunn, 20, is charged with attempted robbery and battery for trying to steal an iPhone from a CTA passenger and then hiding in a downtown bar. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

No Bond For Man Found Hiding In Bar After Failed iPhone Theft

A South Side man was ordered held without bond after being caught hiding in a Loop tavern after unsuccessfully trying to nab an iPhone from a CTA customer early Saturday.

12/26/2011

Sally Katona-King (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Witnesses, DNA Evidence Led To Suspect In Katona-King’s Murder

She lost her life over an iPhone at a CTA train stop. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has exclusive new details about what led police to Sally Katona-King’s possible killer, a teenager who is being questioned in the case.

CBS 2–07/19/2011

Verizon iPhone

DePaul Warns Students, Staff Of iPhone Thefts

As crimes connected to smartphones, iPhones and iPods have risen as sharply as the popularity of these devices, DePaul University has issued a crime prevention alert advising people to be aware of recent thefts of cell phones and other personal electronic devices on streets and public transportation.

02/26/2011