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Kavin Gipson (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Pair Stole Salvation Army Kettle Before Leading Police On High-Speed Chase

Kavin Gipson, 48, and Roosevelt Huddleston, 51, approached the bucket outside the Ultra Foods, 491 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, about 7 p.m. while the bell ringer was inside the store, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

12/19/2014

This surveillance image shows burglars cleaning out a cell phone store in the Old Irving neighborhood. (Boost Mobile)

WATCH: Thieves Load Up On Smart Phones

The Boost Mobile store, in the 4000 block of West Montrose, has been victimized twice by classic dead-of-night heist artists, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

12/18/2014

Chicago Police officer Katrina Grey (CBS)

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.

12/15/2014

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Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle In Oak Lawn

A Salvation Army bell-ringer was taking a scheduled break from her duties outside of a Walgreens drug store at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue when the theft occurred. She returned to find the kettle and its contents gone.

12/10/2014

In this surveillance image, a hooded man steals packages from a building foyer. (Daphe Ortiz)

WATCH: Thief Snatches Gift Packages From Lincoln Park Condo

Video shows a real-life Grinch taking packages from some Lincoln Park homes. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

12/08/2014

Eric Smith (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Stealing His Car From Police Impound

A South Side man was arrested over the weekend, after breaking into a police impound, and driving off in his car, which had been seized after a previous traffic stop.

12/08/2014

File Photo of Broken Glass (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Good Samaritan Steps Up After Charity Donations Stolen

Every two years, the Chicago Women Charity Players put on a production as a fundraiser, designating the proceeds for a different charity each time. On Sunday night, they staged a production of “The Music Man.” After the play, someone stole a lockbox with $2,000 in cash, along with checks and credit card receipts.

12/03/2014

Travis Slaughtaire and Elizabeth Quilez have been charged with felony theft in separate incidents of stealing packages from front porches of homes in Chicago on Dec. 1, 2014. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Five Arrested For Stealing Holiday Packages From Front Porches

Police were warning residents to be careful when having holiday gifts delivered to their homes, after five people were arrested for stealing packages from victims’ front porches in three separate incidents.

12/02/2014

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Cafeteria Manager Charged With Stealing $50K From Aurora School

The cafeteria manager at a west suburban high school skimmed more than $50,000 from daily lunch sales at the school over a seven-month period, prosecutors allege.

12/01/2014

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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

Cleveland Little (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

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

Arlington Heights police department logo. (CBS)

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

Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

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

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