With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown and the Near North Side soon will be crawling with shoppers and tourists, and people who don’t normally come into the city. They’ll also be crawling with something else: pickpockets.
CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports it’s where people put their purses and bags that has thieves waiting to pounce.
With the holiday season upon us, and larger crowds out on the streets, in the stores, and riding trains and buses, police were warning to be on guard against pickpockets and cell phone thieves.
Chicago Police and the Chicago Transit Authority believe they have a plan to try to cut down on the number of serious crimes that are committed on buses and trains.