The thefts began in April. On at least three occasions, men dressed in yellow safety vests to blend in with legitimate construction workers, watched as they went inside, and then broke into unattended vehicles to steal the workers’ tools.
Ricki Lucas and Kevin Blottiaux, of the 32000 block of Rolling Hills Rd. in Wildwood, were arrested Tuesday after they were caught stealing a commercial air conditioner unit from Waukegan Glass Company, authorities claim.
Police are warning residents of the Lakeview neighborhood to keep a close eye on their front porches, after a series of delivery thefts in the area.
Thieves used electric saws to remove the catalytic converters from two vehicles at the Metra station at 123rd Street and 82nd Avenue on Thursday.
What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?
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.
The female suspect appears to have struck twice, making off with one puppy in Bolingbrook and one in Naperville. She may not have realized cameras were rolling, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Skokie officers pulled them over about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 7300 block of Lawndale Avenue after realizing the white minivan they were in matched the description of a vehicle connected to recent thefts.
Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing office equipment from two Loop businesses.
There’s a multi-state manhunt for a woman accused of visiting local auctions, winning bids and then taking off with them without paying.
One Chicago florist is blaming a thief for almost two dozen Valentine’s Day vases that vanished.
After being caught eating a package of Oreos she hadn’t paid for, a long-time Wal-Mart employee admitted Monday to taking junk food from the company every week for four years, police said.
Ornate brass mailbox slots are being ripped out of South Side homes, to be sold for scrap metal. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Retailers are seeing an unusual crime spree. Thieves are swiping bottles of laundry detergent, and one drug store chain has put bottles of Tide on “lock down.”
Manhole covers and sewer grates are being stolen in Chicago, and across the suburbs, posing a damage threat to cars and a threat of injury to pedestrians, who could fall inside.
Police believe they’ve solved the case of stolen manhole covers and sewer grates in Joliet and nearby communities.
Even though snow hasn’t been very common this winter, thieves are interested in high-priced equipment used to clear roads. CBS 2’s Mike Parker explains.
Police in Joliet report, they’re losing about 20 manhole covers a month, and they’re not alone, as the value of scrap metal sends thieves in search of easy money.
Though the Christmas holiday is getting nearer, vandals and pranksters haven’t displayed a holiday spirit. Communities around Chicago have reported acts of theft and vandalism to Christmas displays recently.
Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.