Let’s be honest: Chicagoans get their bikes stolen more often than Liam Neeson’s family members get kidnapped in the Taken franchise. Here are the mistakes bike theft victims make and how to avoid them!
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.
Burned twice in the past three years by impostors who stole buses, the CTA is going high-tech in its attempt to prevent it from happening again.
The distraction techniques of the thieves are brazen, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what made a man who survived Saigon so emotional.
Thieves posed as legitimate tradesmen when they recently went after a commercial air-conditioning unit for its parts.
Thieves did the heavy lifting — literally — of taking an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Bucktown neighborhood early Friday, but apparently something spooked them and they left the machine — and their getaway vehicle — behind.
It’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.
The decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy — up to 175 pounds – and they’re in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.
We’ve heard of thieves targeting manhole covers, cooper pipes and wiring, even aluminum benches to sell to scrap yards for quick cash. But now there’s a new hot item catching their eyes: decorative kick plates on the bottom of doors.
What happens to smart phones that are ripped from the hands of robbery victims? 2 Investigator Dave Savini talks with authorities about the pipeline of stolen merchandise.
Residents of the Chatham neighborhood have been put on notice to keep an eye on their air conditioners. Thieves have been sneaking into back yards and crawling onto rooftops to steal entire central air conditioning units.
A warning if you drive a Honda Fit: thieves are targeting your wheels. Not your car, necessarily, just your wheels.
Police are warning of a rash of vehicle break-ins along the north lakefront.
As quickly as the city can put up new streetlights in Lakeview, thieves are pulling valuable copper wire from them.
Police are seeking two assailants who held up a Radio Shack at gunpoint Sunday morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
Even if you don’t see any thieves or shoplifters as you shop on Black Friday, they still have their hands in your pocket as you shop.