Thursday, November 07, 2013

INSTANT REPLAY: Video Of Sports Authority Heists Hits The Web

As CWB reported last week, a crew of shoplifters (okay, fine, a "flash mob") hit the Sports Authority store at Clark and Barry on the afternoon of Saturday, November 2.  They made off with an estimated $2,000 worth of sports jackets.

Now, CBS2 Chicago has posted video of the heist, which shows an employee being nearly trampled in a stampede of thieves.

Three Sports Authority stores have been hit in similar fashion this week, according to the CBS2 report. The Clark Street incident was the first incident in the string of thefts.

14 comments:

  1. I saw Fox News Chicago taping a report in front of the Clark Street Sports Authority this morning. The news report is here. It appears they have footage from all three robberies.

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23903427/mob-robbers-strike-chicago-area-sports-authority-stores

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! As you posted your comment, we were updating our story to refer readers to CBS2 since the Tribune did not have video of the event in our neighborhood. Thanks again!

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  2. @CWB...On another topic, I see that the former bloodshed graphic on your masthead has been replaced by some sort of funny weird mask. What does that funny mask represent?

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    1. It's art work from the Belmont Red Line station. With a black eye.

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    2. Just what the hell needs to happen in Lakeview dead people on the street before we can get more cops all of this is just sickening and getting worst each day. HELLO RAHM DO YOU HAVE A BRAIN!

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  3. Memo to Sports Authority: Start securing your racks.

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  4. I'm thinking the $5,000 reward may lead to an arrest. One thing that is for sure, those people cannot keep their mouths shut when it comes to bragging about their crimes and someone is bound to rat them out for that amount of cash.

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  5. The WHOLE racks! Now you people are REALLY being taken advantage of.

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  6. Read it here first....made me smile when I seen it on the news down here in florida! Great job guys!

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  7. Yeah, get a mugshot inventory going somewheres

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  8. This link was tagged on the Drudge Report this week as well....

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  9. How far did they get with those racks? Did they get them on the bus or up to the Belmont platform? Was there a 20' truck or 5 Escalades waiting outside the door? Seriously, I'd like to know.

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    1. They had a van outside. http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2013/11/bad-sports-crew-steals-thouand-on-clark.html

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