Saturday, August 31, 2013

PICKY: Sneaky Thieves Target Area Ladies

At least two women were victimized by pickpockets in the area between Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

6:30PM Friday, August 30
Witnesses reported that they saw offenders steal from a woman's purse at the Belmont Red Line station and then flee the scene in a car.

After speaking with witnesses, officers determined that the the thieves appeared to be a pickpocket crew and the victim may not have known that she had been ripped off.

The offenders, described only as three black men, fled the scene eastbound on Belmont in a maroon 2000 Lincoln four-door with tinted windows and Arizona license plates.

No report has been taken yet because the victim has yet to be identified.

1:00AM Saturday, August 31
A pickpocket stole a woman's iPhone near Clark and Roscoe. The offender is described as a female, black, aged 20 to 30, 5'6" tall, 160 pounds, with black hair pulled back into a bun. She was wearing a white tank top, black cutoff jean shorts, and black sandals.

A case was filed by the victim at the 19th district desk. Case #HW431217