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A package in a building vestibule. (CBS)

Thieves Grabbing Several Packages From Porches In Lakeview

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.

12/12/2014

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Palos Park Police Issue Community Alert About Catalytic Converter Thefts

Thieves used electric saws to remove the catalytic converters from two vehicles at the Metra station at 123rd Street and 82nd Avenue on Thursday.

09/12/2014

Ouch... (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

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

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

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

This surveillance image shows a woman suspected of stealing two dogs in the suburbs. (Petland)

Surveillance Video Shows Suspect In Puppy Thefts

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.

11/08/2013

Neal Benjamin and Norris Clark (Credit: Skokie Police)

Chicago Men Charged In Skokie Catalytic Converter Thefts

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.

10/23/2013

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Police Issue Surveillance Photos Of Suspect In Loop Thefts

Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing office equipment from two Loop businesses.

09/13/2013

A thief who doesn't pay for items she's bid on hit Star Light Auctions in Portage, Ind. (CBS)

Auction Items Going Once, Going Twice In Series Of Thefts

There’s a multi-state manhunt for a woman accused of visiting local auctions, winning bids and then taking off with them without paying.

04/22/2013

Photo of man suspected of stealing flowers from a shop on Valentine's Day.

Suspect Posing As Delivery Man Swipes Valentine’s Flowers

One Chicago florist is blaming a thief for almost two dozen Valentine’s Day vases that vanished.

02/20/2013

Penny Winters (Credit: Portage Police)

Wal-Mart Worker Admits Swiping Junk Food–For Four Years

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.

02/19/2013

Ornate brass mailbox slots like this are being targeted by thieves in one South Side neighborhood. (CBS)

Brass Mailbox Slots Not Safe In One Chicago Neighborhood

Ornate brass mailbox slots are being ripped out of South Side homes, to be sold for scrap metal. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

Tide

Laundry Detergent Crime Wave Hits Stores Hard

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.”

03/13/2012

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Manhole Cover Thefts Pose Danger To Cars, Pedestrians

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.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

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Police Believe They Have Cracked Manhole Cover Theft Case

Police believe they’ve solved the case of stolen manhole covers and sewer grates in Joliet and nearby communities.

02/17/2012

Snow plow (CBS)

Thieves Targeting Snow-Removal Equipment

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.

02/16/2012

Sewer

Thieves Taking 20 Manhole Covers A Month In Joliet

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.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

File Photo Of Outdoor Christmas Decorations. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Christmas Brings Thefts Of Baby Jesus Statues, Lawn Decorations

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.

12/23/2011

Sewer

Thieves Steal 4 Manhole Covers In Naperville

Naperville police are looking for the thieves who are have stolen four manhole covers right out of the street.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

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Teens Charged With Thefts From Cars In Forest Preserves

Two teens have been charged with a string of burglaries in south suburban forest preserves.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Air Conditioning Units Stolen From Illinois State University

Air conditioning units, popular targets of thieves during this hot summer, have been picked off on Normal campus of Illinois State University.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

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