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Judge Lets Accused Million-Dollar Toy Thief Await Trial At Northbrook Home

A Northbrook woman accused of using her long black skirt to pilfer toys across America with her husband and daughter may await trial at home, a federal judge said Thursday. But Lela Bogdanov would be wise to avoid any toy stores.


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Man Charged With Shooting At Officers In Andersonville

A shoplifting suspect was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot at two officers who were trying to arrest him in the North Side Andersonville neighborhood on Saturday evening.


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2 Investigators: Cop Faces Shoplifting Charges

Katrina Grey is a 14-year veteran of the police department and makes $80,000 a year. Now, she’s on paid medical leave pending the outcome of her court case, CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


This screen grab shows shoplifting suspects scuffling with a security guard. (K & G Fashion)

VIDEO: Store Clerk Stands Up To Shoplifting Mob

A dozen or so people came to the Grand Crossing neighborhood K & G Clothing store, but not in search of advertised bargains. They came to steal, as a pack, and in broad daylight. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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Daughter In $7M Shoplifting Spree Goes Free Pending Trial

Tuesday’s detention hearing for 34-year-old Julia Bogdanov came a day after U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Mason deemed her Yugoslavia-born parents flight risks and ordered that they stay behind bars.


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Couple Charged In $7M Shoplifting Spree Held Without Bail

Branko Bogdanov, 58, and his wife, Lela Bogdanov, 52, allegedly operated in tandem with their daughter to pilfer merchandise and sell it on eBay. They were arrested last week at their home in a wealthy Northbrook neighborhood.


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Family Accused Of Selling Stolen Goods For $4M On eBay

A Northbrook couple and their adult daughter have been arrested for allegedly pulling in $4.2 million on eBay by selling off toys and other merchandise they’d stolen during a 10-year shoplifting odyssey.


Robert Russell (left) charged with attempted murder, shoplifting, and obstructing a police officer. Gerald Chamberlain (right) is charged with felony theft. Both were arrested after a shoplifting incident that ended with police shooting a third suspect in Romeoville. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

2 Charged After Police Shoot Alleged Shoplifter

A Romeoville Police officer shot a man and another officer was injured Thursday night while trying to stop suspects after a shoplifting incident at a Kohl’s store.


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Cross-Dressing Shoplifters In ‘Bad Wigs And Cheap Clothes’ Hit Gold Coast Stores

Some men, dressed as women, have been hitting fancy Gold Coast stores – not to shop, but, to shoplift.


Anthony Kyser is restrained and choked after an alleged shoplifting attempt in May 2012. (

Video Of Shoplifting Suspect’s Death Prompts Call For New Investigation

The chilling security video shows the last minutes of Anthony Kyser’s life. Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Shoplifting Suspect Slashes Own Throat

A man stopped for questioning by police Monday afternoon during a theft investigation slashed his own neck with a broken bottle in west suburban Oak Park.


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Park Ridge Police: Officer Was Right To Beat Suspect Who Wouldn’t Let Go Of Him

A police officer in Park Ridge was acting within law enforcement guidelines when he beat a suspect who grabbed him and wouldn’t let go.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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Teen Shoplifting Mobs On The Rise On Michigan Avenue

Here in Chicago, shoplifting arrests of juveniles have jumped in the police district that includes the Magnificent Mile — even though retail-theft arrests as a whole have fallen slightly.


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Man Charged With Pulling Gun At Logan Square Target

Bond has been at $750,000 for a man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at security personnel detaining him for shoplifting at the Logan Square Target store last month.


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11 Teens Charged In Michigan Avenue Shoplifting Spree

Eleven teenagers have been arrested after they allegedly shoplifted merchandise from three stores on North Michigan Avenue on Wednesday.


A woman allegedly shoplifting at this suburban Kmart store died after being taken into custody Thursday night. (CBS)

Woman Dies After Being Detained For Shoplifting

A woman died Thursday night after being detained by security for allegedly shoplifting at a southwest suburban Kmart.



Thieves Drive Up Prices For Everyone Else

Even if you don’t see any thieves or shoplifters as you shop on Black Friday, they still have their hands in your pocket as you shop.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2010

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Blagojevich Trial Witness Arrested For Shoplifting

A prominent businessman who figured in the corruption trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich is free on bond following arrest on a retail theft charge.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2010

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Woman Charged With Stealing Liquor By The Cartful

The booze walked out of Jewel, Piggly Wiggly and Dominick’s stores.