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Teen Charged In String Of Vehicle Burglaries In Woodstock

The boy–whose name was withheld by police due to his age–faces seven felony counts of burglary and one felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, in addition to 12 misdemeanors including DUI, reckless driving and theft.

10/04/2014

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Man Charged With Stealing Jewelry From Gold Coast Store

A South Side man has been ordered held on $90,000 bond after he allegedly stole more than $10,000 in jewelry from a Gold Coast store Wednesday afternoon.

10/03/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Ian Kowolski, Damian Duitlow, Andrzej Debinski, Glowacka Xagniezska, and Anna Straus have been charged in connection with the theft of $350,000 worth of watches from a Gold Coast Store on Sept. 27, 2014. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspects Charged With Stealing Watches From Gold Coast Store

Chicago police said 35-year-old Anna Straus, 36-year-old Glowacka Xagniezska, 41-year-old Damian Duitlow, and 50-year-old Ian Kowolski each face one count of felony theft and one count of felony burglary. A fifth suspect, 31-year-old Andrzej Debinski, has been charged with a felony count of possession of a fraudulent ID card.

10/02/2014

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How To Protect Your Valuables While Traveling

Learn valuable tips on how to protect your valuables while traveling.

10/01/2014

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Woman Sexually Assaulted In Her Arlington Heights Home

Police say the attacker entered the house through an unsecured window. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

09/25/2014

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Thief Makes Off With Boy Scouts’ Collection Box

It’s not quite taking candy from a baby, but stealing a Boy Scout troop’s money is still pretty low.

09/12/2014

Zachary Armijo (left) and Briana Villalobos (right) are accused of breaking into a Crystal Lake church, causing thousands of dollars in damage, and stealing a “considerable sum”  of property. (Credit: Crystal Lake Police)

Pair Breaks Into Crystal Lake Church, Causes Extensive Damage

A man and woman were charged with breaking into a northwest suburban church and causing several thousand dollars’ of damage in Crystal Lake early Thursday.

09/12/2014

Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.

08/28/2014

Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

08/28/2014

Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.

08/28/2014

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The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.

08/28/2014

How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.

08/28/2014

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Diamond Theft At Loop Jeweler

A manager declined to comment, but police said a man was in the store Sunday and took off with merchandise without paying. An initial report said a piece of diamond jewelry worth several thousand dollars was stolen.

08/04/2014

Two suspects believed to have been stealing catalytic converters from cars in Chatham led police on a chase, before crashing near 79th and Vernon. One of the suspects fled on foot onto the Dan Ryan Expressway before he was arrested. (Credit: CBS)

Catalytic Converter Thieves Lead Police On Chase On South Side

At least two people were in custody Friday morning, after leading police on a chase when officers responded to reports of someone stealing the catalytic converter from a car in the Chatham neighborhood.

08/01/2014

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Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

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O’Hare Thefts Against Military Personnel Has Some Asking: Why?

A worker at O’Hare Airport is behind bars, accused of stealing items from active-duty military personnel. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

07/25/2014

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O’Hare Worker Arrested For Stealing Military Foot Lockers

James Matthews, 41, of Sauk Village, was charged with two felony counts of theft, police announced early Friday.

07/25/2014

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Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

File photo of an 11-inch MacBook Air laptop computer. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

59 Laptop Computers Stolen From Barrington High School

Officials are reviewing internal security and surveillance videos, District 220 said in a statement. Barrington High School staff members noticed the computers missing on June 3.

06/11/2014

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Burglars Break Into West Side School, Steal More Than $70K Worth Of iPads

It happened just before 1 a.m. at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the 4200 block of West 15th in North Lawndale.

05/26/2014

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