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Cops: Smash-And-Grab Suspect Couldn’t Keep Track Of Burglaries

A 49-year-old Aurora man told investigators he couldn’t remember all the businesses he broke into because “he had committed so many burglaries.”

06/01/2013

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2 Weeks, 3 Smash-And-Grab Retail Thefts

For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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‘Felony Lane Gang’ Hits Naperville Again, Stealing Purses Left In Cars

A roving band of thieves is at it again, striking seven times in as many days in Naperville, this time targeting moms who are dropping off their kids at daycare.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Robert SimmonsRobert Simmons, 50, of Chicago was charged with felony vehicular invasion. (Chicago Police Department)

Mom Victim, Witnesses Catch Smash-And-Grab Purse Thief

Witnesses in the West Town neighborhood helped detain a parolee who smashed the window of a parked car to steal a woman’s purse Thursday afternoon, while she and her young daughter sat in the vehicle.

03/30/2012

Naperville Police Sgt. John Westlove (CBS)

Gang Grabs Purses, Then Tries To Withdraw Money At Banks

Naperville police are warning residents that their city is being targeted by a group of smash-and-grab thieves known as the “Felony Lane Gang,” an interstate gang with at least 100 members, CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

09/23/2011