Sunday, April 10, 2016

VIDEO: Home Burglary Is Easy Peasy For This Relaxed Thief

Crystal-clear video posted to YouTube on Sunday shows a daylight burglar taking his sweet time breaking into a Wicker Park home—and then spending 22 luxurious minutes inside collecting everything of value. It all played out in the 1600 block of N. Bell on March 18, according to city records.


While Wicker Park is outside of our usual coverage area, the video is a valuable lesson for residents of Lakeview, Uptown, North Center, and Lincoln Park where burglary rates have jumped as much as 110% this year.

The video clearly shows the burglar enjoying his favorite jams on what is surely someone else’s iPod as he forces open a garden unit window, climbs inside, and closes the window behind him.

Twenty-two minutes later, the window opens again and a large suitcase, brimming with the victim's valuables, slides out of the apartment.

Then, the thief crawls out, closes the window, slings a stolen laptop over his shoulder, and wheels way the booty.

Frustrated with how Chicago police have handled his case, the victim vented in a post Saturday night on Reddit Chicago. Their tale, while lengthy, is hardly unusual in Chicago, where wait times for police evidence technicians are often measured in days, not hours.

Check out his story here. Then, watch the video and make sure that your home cannot be similarly compromised.

All images via video posted by YouTube user "MinmiPenguin."
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10 comments:

  1. Doesn't he look like such an honest, upstanding citizen! I personally think Tunney or Cappelman or any other alderthing should "look into" hiring him to work on any of their staffs. Then he could "work closely" with law enforcement, get a good salary and benefits, etc.

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  2. Just our neighbors from the south side payin' a visit!

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    1. Some folks in communities will never change. You don't have to be rich to be civil to one another.

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  3. This is unbelievable! The good citizens of Chicago are being victimized twice...first by the thug, and a second time by our "leaders" who refuse to fully staff the police. Disgusting!

    No wonder crime is off the charts....there is little chance the criminal will be caught and they know it!

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  4. My neighbors from the old south side used to have their doors unlocked and still didn't have this problem!!

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    1. That's because they don't deficate where they eat

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  5. Same shit in prison wearing headphones while you jack your neighbors cell block.Oh yea and sometimes wearing the fake utility vest or the fake vender I.D badge around the neck.

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  6. I would say he is wearing a fake north face jacket to try to blend in ,but it's most likely an authentic genuine stolen jacket!

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  7. Caught .. AMEN!

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-man-charged-in-bucktown-burglary-caught-on-video/1296126/

    Sad, it took the victim going to the media to finally get the police assistance, but relieved this bug's been apprehended. If City Hall can't/won't end the decades-long, embedded patronage thieving and corruption that's costing billions, driving taxpayer fury and eventually moving out, the CPD/all critical services and sound governance just can't be adequately funded. The core problem needs to be fixed and soon, or more parts of our lives will continue to deteriorate and decline. Rahm, alderfools need to wake up and smell the misery.

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  8. The perp, who lives in the 1300 block of N. Leavitt, was caught by police after neighbors reported seeing him crawling into yet another window (at 11 am on Sunday with scores of people out and walking around) this time into a home near the corner of Bell and Hirsch streets. Both incidents occurred within 3 blocks of his subsidized residence.

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