Wednesday, August 14, 2013

LOOK FAMILIAR?: Rifled Purse Found In Alley, Is It Yours?


A CWB reader and pretty awesome neighbor writes,
I found a purse today in the alley behind Aldine. It was empty and it appeared that someone had rifled through it and stolen anything valuable.
 It's an orange leather Tyler Rodan purse. There's [deleted] attached to it.
Scattered on the ground were [deleted]. There was also a business card from [deleted]. 
I called the district 19th phone number and was told to throw it away since there was nothing valuable. But, I figured I'd at least attempt to track down its owner. I put a posting on craigslist's lost & found.
We have cropped "something" out of this picture. If you can identify the "something" in detail, we will put you in contact with the person who found it.  Drop us a line via the comment box below (we will not publish your message) or by the email address atop the right hand column.

Alternatively, you can check Craigslists' lost & found section. There is a posting on there as well.

Thanks to the CWB reader who thought to contact us.

14 comments:

  1. Rifled purses are more accurate.

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  2. Anonymous said...
    Rifled purses are more accurate.
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    Oh, anonymous, you're a BARREL of laughs!Get it? Barrel?

    We hope you don't feel like you've been made the laughing stock! STOCK! Another one!

    Thanks for the levity. (No pun there that we're aware of.)

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  3. Great decision made by the desk officer at the 19th district. Just throw it in the trash. No victim, no report, no crime . . .

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  4. Maybe Tunney will have more time to focus on Lakeview crime now with one less restaurant:

    5:04 p.m. CDT, August 14, 2013

    Crain's Chicago Business reports: Tom Tunney, alderman of the 44th Ward and owner of Ann Sather, has sold the building housing his restaurant at 5207 N. Clark St. in Andersonville, which he plans to close by year-end. Three Ann Sather locations will remain: 909 W. Belmont Ave., 3411 N. Broadway and 1147 W. Granville Ave.

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  5. Wish there was a "like" button, ala Facebook, for CIB's response.

    Thank you for the good citizen that did NOT listen to the just throw it in the trash comment from CPD.

    While there may not be monetary value left in the mind of CPD, there may be something of value to the victim, sentimental or otherwise.

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  6. crowdfynd was built for recovery of lost and found, as well as public safety mapping. It's why www.crowdfynd.com was voted a Top 5 startup and it's free, so use it!

    The incidents over the past couple of weeks were mapped on crowdfynd and the patterns are pretty stunningly predictable. Check it out and stay safe, Chicago.

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  7. Just a bit of advice, always make a police report! Every crime that of occurs should be documented.

    Do not let the reporting officer or desk officer attempt to talk you out of the report or refuse to take a report for a crime that has occured. If this occurs ask to speak to their supervisor.

    Reports and "rd#'s" will dictate both staffing levels and aid investigations for Town Hall.

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  8. I would want my purse back and my scarf and hairbrush. Who knows maybe the purse was a gift?

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  9. Anonymous said...
    I would want my purse back and my scarf and hairbrush. Who knows maybe the purse was a gift?

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    BTW, we cropped out an item that is almost certainly of importance to the owner. It's unlikely that such an item would be tossed out like this.

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  10. I don't know anything about purses, but it looks expensive. Maybe it's worth finding out what local stores sell something like that and ask if they can help?

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  11. My purse was stolen Saturday night and I tracked my phone to an address on Aldine. Its a navy blue leather bag. Got my phone back by them randomly leaving it on some nice persons front porch. Girls even answered my phone after they had taken it. They were talking about someone named Kayla. If seen please respon

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  12. Lauren said...
    My purse was stolen Saturday night and I tracked my phone to an address on Aldine. Its a navy blue leather bag. Got my phone back by them randomly leaving it on some nice persons front porch. Girls even answered my phone after they had taken it. They were talking about someone named Kayla. If seen please respon
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    Hi Kayla,

    We're going to copy/paste your comment to a story we published this weekend about a stolen cell phone being at an address on Aldine. Maybe that was you?

    Keep an eye out there, just in case someone responds.

    http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/09/labor-shortage-police-force-depleted.html

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  13. Thanks! That is my report though I don't know if the thief was a man. Went back to that alley after reading your blog this morning. Didn't find my belongings but I found someone else's purse that was obviously taken and dumped. Large brown leather bag if anyone knows anyone looking for it. This is rediculous!

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