Monday, July 28, 2014

NOT KOOL®: 54 Cartons Of Smokes Swiped In Boystown

Yes, he has a smoke.

An opportunistic thief made a lucky strike and escaped with 54 cartons—yes, cartons—of cigarettes from a Boystown gas station Monday morning.

The thief made his move as a delivery driver was bringing a shipment to the Circle K/Shell gas station at Halsted and Addison around 10:45AM.

Witnesses say the man stuffed the smokes into a gray or silver car, then sped south on Halsted. Officers searched the area without success.

Suspect description: Male, Hispanic, "short build," 180 to 230 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap, gray pullover zip-up sweatshirt, and dark jeans. He had a phone earpiece in his ear and a notepad in one hand.

Recorded as a theft of over $500 in CPD case HX363664.
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27 comments:

  1. Did they look on Newport?

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    1. That joke is without Merit.

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    2. HAHA that made me laugh on this dreadful Monday. Good joke :)

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    3. They were very Lucky, the 19th is just down the street!

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    4. Reading about yet another crime makes me Misty.

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    5. Another Sterling example of good citizenry in Chicago.

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    6. Show some American Spirit, fellas...

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  2. It may be True, but it's not Kool. That criminal made a Lucky Strike. I hope a Maverick cop gets a good Vantage point and nails him Now.

    It's a slow Monday...

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  3. What a Lucky time for the burglar to Strike.

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  4. How's that cigarette tax working for ya? A guy in Lakeview right around there offered me $3 for ONE cigarette. I'm sure he wasn't a real smoker either, just a closeted one.

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  5. According to CompStat, only 5.4 cartons were stolen.

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  6. I have seen people selling cheap ones on State Street. Probably need some stock for the lunch hour sales.

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    1. Probably selling them as a fundraiser for their "high school" basketball team lol.

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  7. He was on a Lark.

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  8. He was from Virginia, and slim.

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  9. I hope he smokes all 54 cartons and then his lips fall off. Then his face will have a new Vantage point, it certainly won't look Kool, and not even the Marlboro Man would cruise him in Boystown.

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  10. Make "light" of this story all you want, it just proves what easy pickins' the neighborhood is.

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    1. Oh come on, this doesn't prove anything. Stealing from delivery trucks happens in every neighborhood of our city and in every neighborhood in the country.
      If your going to get your shorts in a bunch, do something about the robberies on Belmont and in the Boystown area. That's unique to us! Write to Rahm. Write to Garry. Write to Tom. And the local business councils. And the Guardian Angels. And newspapers.

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    2. But this is one of Chicago's "better" neighborhoods, rught? Now, if I paid $450/mo. In housing costs, I'd be saying "It's a big city, these things just happen" too

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  11. On a more serious note, cartons of cigarettes in Chicago now retail about $100ea. This heist was a $5400+ theft. Even outside of Cook County the retail is about $65 per carton. I'd say a pretty serious crime.

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    1. The crime apologists on here will say it's not a "serious" crime, just like stealing a bike isn't a "serious" crime.

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    2. Not a "crime apologist" but theft from a delivery theft isn't as serious as other crimes in the immediate area. It's not a crime of violence and it's not a crime against person.
      In other venues, it would most likely be recorded as a Burglary to Motor Vehicle as the law stipulates and the Illinois General Assembly intended which is a more serious offense.
      If the offense was recorded by Circle K surveillance cameras, then why doesn't the CPD post the damn photos?

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    3. $50-60 across the border. A car pays for itself in more ways than one here. 5.5% sales tax vs. 9.25? My new computer wasn't purchased in Chicago either.

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  12. All I can say for this robber's sake is that those cartons of smokes better have those taxed labels on them otherwise THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY (well, according to those bus ads.)

    Meanwhile, #crimeisdown.

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  13. That Chicago ciggie tax is incredible. That's why I stuff my luggage with $25 cartons at Narita airport. God I love Japan.

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    1. Because they let you get cancer more cheaply?

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