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Cross-Dressing Passenger Knocks Down Cabbie, Steals Taxi

A cab driver was relieved of some personal items – and his cab – this weekend by a strong-armed robber who may have been a cross-dressing man, police said.

07/13/2014

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Holiday Grinch Steals Hundreds From Charity Jar

A north suburban police department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who allegedly stole more than $250 from a charitable contribution jar.

12/11/2013

A man operates an iPhone (Photo credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Teen Stabbed Thief Who Took Friend’s iPhone

A Glenview teen who tried to help a friend retrieve a stolen iPhone has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing the alleged thief.

03/29/2013

Darrick Smith was arrested for stealing from a mail truck.

Off-Duty Cop Catches Mail Thief

Officer Damien Bolden was off-duty but still helped nab a mail thief.

12/01/2012

Michael Younger (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Thief Breaks Into Dollar Store With Compact Loader

A thief used a stolen Bobcat mini excavator to smash through a West Side dollar store Friday morning.

05/11/2012

Raymond Jefferson

Report: GPS Technology Busts Alleged Electronics Thief

Police got a little help again from technology in catching an alleged thief.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Robert SimmonsRobert Simmons, 50, of Chicago was charged with felony vehicular invasion. (Chicago Police Department)

Mom Victim, Witnesses Catch Smash-And-Grab Purse Thief

Witnesses in the West Town neighborhood helped detain a parolee who smashed the window of a parked car to steal a woman’s purse Thursday afternoon, while she and her young daughter sat in the vehicle.

03/30/2012

Linette Kossow describes how she chased after an 18-year-old man who stole her wallet Friday. (CBS)

Woman Chases Down Teen Twice Her Size Who Stole Wallet

A teenage boy stole a woman’s wallet as she rode a bus overnight, but the woman chased the thief down and cornered him until police arrived.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

Cortez Carter (Chicago Police Dept.)

Three Cops Hurt After Man Steals Cab, Hits 2 Police Cars

Three Chicago police officers were recovering, after a car thief went on a wild ride Sunday morning through the Gold Coast neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2011

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Thief Steals Truckload Of Special K Bars In Aurora

Sometime in the past few weeks in Aurora, someone made off with a truckload of Special K.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

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Beer Thief Attacks Man With Corkscrew

A thirsty thief stabbed a man with a corkscrew after he burst into two Bucktown apartments in search of beer in the early hours of Saturday, authorities say.

10/30/2011

James Jackson

Authorities: Library Book Thief Was Easy To Track

It was the unique nature of the books allegedly stolen by a Lisle Library janitor that led police to him.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Wendy Johnson (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Detectives Nab Church Thief

Nearly a month after the crime, detectives have nabbed a woman accused of stealing a computer and electronic dictionary from a church.

05/11/2011

Clarence Anthony

Authorities: Toothpaste Thief Hit Store Owner With Coffee Pot

Authorities have charged a man with trying to steal 16 tubes of toothpaste from a Back of the Yards neighborhood dollar store, and clobbering the owner with a coffee pot after he got caught.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Surveillance camera photo (Credit: Naperville Police Department)

Reward Offered For Info On Suburban Cash Register Thieves

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading ton two men who burglarized a west suburban store, stealing the cash register after failing to get it open.

02/23/2011