Tuesday, December 03, 2013

GOIN' MOBILE: Burglars Target Cell Store & Eyewear Shop Overnight

Burglars punched the front door lock of the Mobile Generation Verizon Wireless store at 1022 W. Belmont overnight.

Officers arrived shortly before 4AM, but initial indications are that the burglars did not access the interior.

Virgin Mobile in the 2500 block of Clark in Lincoln Park was struck by an overnight burglary crew that pried open its back door on October 23.

CPD case number HW556447.

Round Two?
About 15 minutes after the Verizon break-in attempt, police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at Luxury Eyesight, 3808 N. Clark.

Officers found the back door pried open. The thieves are believed to have taken the store's computer.

CPD case number is HW556432.

Lighter Side
Monday, December 2, 11:02AM: Police were dispatched to the scene of an assault that had reportedly just occurred in the 700 block of Waveland. The "victim" reported that her male neighbor threatened to put his foot up her butt.
Image: Yelp

12 comments:

  1. Those independent retailer cell stores can't do anything but sell. Sometimes they might be able to answer a question but only if you bought the phone from them, otherwise they're useless and will send you to the "tech store" on Clark. I don't know how they stay afloat unless they sell used phones too.

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  2. If it's shiny, they want it.

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  3. better the stores at night vs. robbing people at gunpoint

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  4. Regarding the store computer taken from the eyeglasses store...Remember this the next time you get your hair cut and they ask for your telephone number or you want to buy batteries at Radio Shack and they ask for your telephone number. Your name, telephone number, debit card info, and God knows what else is collected by some idiot clerk and punched into the computer that is then stolen. This is just one way that identity theft flourishes. REFUSE TO PROVIDE YOUR INFORMATION...you just want a haircut, you aren't applying for a mortgage! Collecting such information for such trivial business transactions should be illegal.

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    1. So the clerk is automatically an "idiot" in compassionateville for following orders or losing their job? I didn't hear anyone call the teller at the bank in the grocery store an "idiot" for simply handing cash over a note.

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  5. Did Red Forman move to 700 Waveland?

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    1. Ahhhh, nice. I thought it but you beat me to it. Could have gone with Red Foxx a la Sanford and Son too.

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  6. If a retailer asks for your phone number give them 555-5555 or Jenny 867-5309.

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  7. Try Weather6-1212.
    Most people under 50 don't remember that

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    1. ...and you think some clerk under 50 is going to understand or know how to input an alphabetic exchange?

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  8. Seriously folks? This is news to some of you? I use 'phony' numbers and 'spam' email addresses for such stuff, never use my debit card outside of an ATM (that's why I have credit cards) and send all purchases not to my condo to be stolen but to a 3rd party mail service for pick-up.

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    1. They're skimming ATM card readers too. Actually Chicago had the biggest ring of them. You're not exempt

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