Saturday, October 12, 2013

ENCORE: Knife-Wielding Liquor Thief Returns To Walgreens

A man who stole 9 bottles of Jose Cuervo tequila two weeks ago and pulled a knife on the Walgreens employee who tried to stop him returned to the same store and stole more liquor at noontime Friday.

Fortunately, the offender did not pull a knife this time.

After escaping with several bottles of liquor, the thief fled southbound and boarded a #22 Clark bus at Wellington. Police searches of nearby buses were not fruitful.

The offender description from Friday: male, black, in his 50's, 5'7" tall, 170 pounds, short gray patchy hair, black jacket, black jeans, black shoulder bag, and a plastic Jewel-Osco shopping bag. The offender is known to police and, of course, Walgreens employees.

The incident is logged as a retail theft in Chicago Police Department case #HW488759.