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Cops: Chicago’s Serial Carjacker Also Gurnee Purse-Snatcher

A man accused of robbing an elderly woman of her purse in a north suburban parking lot two weeks ago has been identified as the same man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing a series of carjackings in Chicago, one of which led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.

12/26/2013

Martise Earl Lowe (Chicago Police Department)

Prosecutors: Man Followed Woman Home, Stole Her Electronics

Martise Earl Lowe is alleged to have trailed behind the 26-year-old victim from the train to her apartment, in the 1700 block of West Henderson, the Sun-Times is reporting.

12/14/2013

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Stealing $80K From Youth Baseball League

A north suburban youth baseball treasurer has been charged with writing about $80,000 worth of organization checks to himself.

12/10/2013

Joe Horton (DuPage County Sheriff)

Bell Ringer Stole More Than $1,000 From Salvation Army Kettle: Prosecutors

A Chicago man stole more than $1,000 from a Salvation Army Red Kettle while working as a bell ringer in Naperville, prosecutors allege.

12/05/2013

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Former Republic Windows CEO Sentenced To 4 Years

The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors has been sentenced to four years in prison, and fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to stealing company machinery when he shut the business down in 2008.

12/05/2013

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Police Officer Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Darius Thompson, 32, was charged with multiple counts of felony theft, loan fraud, money-laundering, wire fraud and forgery for his alleged role in a plot to falsify mortgage applications during his previous employment as a loan processor and originator

11/29/2013

Darnell Grandison (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Bond Denied For Alleged Cop-Car Thief

A Roseland man charged with four felonies and many traffic violations for allegedly stealing a squad car Monday morning on the South Side has been ordered held without bond.

11/21/2013

Jason Chan stands on an alleged phone thief in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Eric Sawitoski)

Restaurant Owner Serves Knuckle Sandwich To Alleged iPhone Thief

Jason Chan, a Lincoln Park restaurateur, delivered some street justice last week when a suspect ran off with a patron’s iPhone.

11/11/2013

This female Maltese, 8 weeks old, was stolen from the Petland in Lake Saint Louis. (Petland)

Puppy Thief Makes Off With Another Dog

A woman who is believed to have stolen two high-end puppies from Chicago area retailers may have hit a St. Louis pet shop a day earlier.

11/09/2013

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Ex-Manager Gets 6 Years For Stealing More Than $2M From Chemical Firm

Kathleen Barth also was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to Kraft Chemical Corporation after she pleaded guilty to theft.

10/30/2013

Timothy Barfield (Credit: newtrier.k12.il.us)

New Trier Employee Charged With Stealing From School, Parents

Timothy Barfield, New Trier’s transportation coordinator, allegedly took payments for bus transportation services in the form of cash and checks made out directly to him from district parents, according to police.

10/15/2013

A police official hefts a sewer grate in West Chicago to demonstrate its weight. (CBS)

Thieves Grabbing Sewer Grates In West Chicago

The expense to replace them falls on the city, and the holes left behind are a safety concern. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

09/13/2013

The van that was stolen while the group Fay Roy was on tour. (Credit: Fay Roy Facebook page)

California Band’s Gear, Van Stolen While On Tour In Chicago

A San Francisco band on tour in Chicago has lost its van and all its instruments to thieves in the Ukrainian Village area.

09/11/2013

James DiJohn (Credit: Skokie Police)

Suburban School Security Chief Resigns After Arrest For Theft

James DiJohn, 56, has been accused of stealing electronic equipment from Niles North High School in Skokie.

09/10/2013

Deion Dillard (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Turns Himself In For Stealing iPads, Laptops From School

Deion Dillard, 18, of the 2700 block of the South Dearborn Street, was charged with felon burglary, marking the eleventh person charged in the theft at Drake Elementary School.

09/05/2013

Ayesha Hayes is charged with stealing 10 smart phones after police used the "Find My Phone" app to track down one victim's iPhone. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Stealing Smart Phones At Night Club

A smart police officer using smart phone technology has locked up one not-so-smart thief.

09/04/2013

Darrell Griffin (left) and Garland Smith (right) both face felony charges after allegedly stealing iPhones in separate incidents on or near the lakefront on Aug. 17, 2013. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Lifeguard Thwarts iPhone Robbery During Air Show

Five suspects – including three juveniles – face charges, following three separate robberies on Saturday, two of them at the Air & Water Show.

08/19/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation requiring gun owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Gun Law Requiring Owners To Report Lost, Stolen Fireams

Illinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.

08/18/2013

Star Davis (left) and Tracy Musiala (right) are charged in an elaborate pickpocketing scheme in the north suburbs. (Credit: Northbrook Police)

Pair Charged In North Suburban Pickpocketing Scheme

Police in the north suburbs have arrested two women for a wide-ranging pickpocket scheme, largely targeting restaurant patrons.

08/16/2013

Matthew Olszewski (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

$1M Bond For Man Charged With Seeking Hitman To Kill Family

Matthew Olszewski, 23, allegedly tried to hire a hitman to murder his aunt, uncle and an elderly resident of his west suburban home.

08/09/2013

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