Monday, March 09, 2015

BOXED IN: Neighbors, Cops Gang Up On Package Thieves

Sharp-eyed neighbors and tenacious cops teamed up to catch a pair of suspected package thieves in Lake View on Monday.

Neighbors reported a man taking packages from several homes in the 3700 block of Wayne around noontime. Armed with excellent descriptions of the suspects, their vehicle, and their exact license plate number, cops began scouring the area.

Officers found the car, occupied by two suspects from Humboldt Park, about 45 minutes later in the 1100 block of Wellington.

One man, one woman, and their (very) old red Toyota were taken in for investigation.
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8 comments:

  1. Great news. Bust a few more of these guys please. They hit our house all the time, usually open the package, see its kids clothing, and just throw them to the side of the house. I have fantasies of a trojan horse in front of our house made up of a large box screaming electronics i.e. "steal me", except a copper jumps out when these guys grab the package. Same thing would work in the garage. Leave the garage door open, leave some goodies in the back of the garage, bad guys come in (like rats to a trap) and they caught. If any coppers want to do this ever just post on here and I am sure many will volunteer their front steps or garages.

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    1. unfortunately setting up a booby trap would be illegal since we need to protect the "disenfranchised." We haven't gotten as bad as the UK where self defense and even using barbed wire is a criminal offence. Imagine the progressives using the "rationale" that barbed wire might hurt anyone trying to break into your home. These laws are making their way to the US... one day though.....

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    2. You can't endanger someone's safety or life just to protect property. No matter how valuable you think the stolen merchandise you buy off Ebay is, a human life is far more valuable, you 1%-er.

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  2. Kudos to the sharp-eyed neighbor and CPD. Great bust!

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  3. One count of theft of lost or mislaid property ought to earn them some hefty time in the slammer.

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    1. I agree the judgement won't amount to much but still a great bust!

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  4. They were charged with felony theft. A lost or mislaid property charge won't give anyone time away. Welcome to cook county

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  5. Have your packages sent to a UPS or FedEx store. It costs a few dollars more, but that way your packages will not be stolen.

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