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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.