Monday, June 06, 2016

WHOOPS! Lakeview Burglar Steals Laptop And Cellphone Belonging To Federal Reserve Bank

One of our area’s many active burglars crawled through a Lakeview family’s front window last week and fled with a laptop and a BlackBerry.

It probably seemed routine to him.

What he (probably) does not know is that his victim works for the government and the computer and phone belong to the Federal Reserve Bank. Both devices contain “classified banking organization information,” according to a police report.

The victim, who lives in the 3200 block of N. Southport, told police that the burglar crawled in and out of their home’s front window, which had been left open for a few hours Thursday evening to draw in fresh air.

Chicago and federal authorities are investigating.

The List

Reports of burglaries in our police district are up 68% through the end of May this year when compared to the same time period last year. There have been 350 break-ins reported so far in 2016, compared to 208 in 2015.

Among the latest cases to be confirmed by 19th district cops are these:

DATEBLOCKTYPE OF ENTRYLOCATION
May 16, 20163300 N SEMINARY AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 17, 20162000 W MONTROSE AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESTAURANT
May 17, 20164100 N OAKLEY AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 18, 2016800 W NEWPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 18, 20162700 N PAULINA STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 18, 20162500 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
May 19, 20161200 W LAWRENCE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 19, 20162500 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
May 19, 20162400 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
May 19, 20162500 N HALSTED STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
May 19, 20163200 N CLIFTON AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 19, 20162000 W ROSCOE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 20, 20163800 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYRETAIL STORE
May 20, 20163700 N GREENVIEW AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 21, 20163800 N ASHLAND AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYBAR OR TAVERN
May 21, 20161400 W HENDERSON STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 22, 20161500 W ROSCOE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
May 22, 20163100 N SOUTHPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 22, 20164400 N SHERIDAN RDUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 22, 20164700 N WESTERN AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE PORCH/HALLWAY
May 23, 20164600 N BROADWAYATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRYGROCERY FOOD STORE
May 23, 20163700 N MAGNOLIA AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 23, 2016900 W NEWPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 23, 20161200 W NEWPORT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 23, 20162200 W ADDISON STUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 23, 20163000 N LAKEWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 23, 20161600 W GRACE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 24, 20162400 N CLARK STATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
May 24, 20163200 N SEMINARY AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE PORCH/HALLWAY
May 24, 20161500 W ROSCOE STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 24, 20164700 N KENMORE AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE PORCH/HALLWAY
May 24, 20163000 N SHEFFIELD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 25, 20164200 N GREENVIEW AVEATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 25, 20164200 N GREENVIEW AVEATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 25, 20164200 N GREENVIEW AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
May 25, 2016800 W FULLERTON AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 26, 20161000 W DAKIN STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 26, 20164700 N MAPLEWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 26, 20161900 W MELROSE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 27, 20163800 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYCONVENIENCE STORE
May 27, 20161000 W SCHOOL STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 27, 20162400 W BRADLEY PLUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 28, 20164400 N WOLCOTT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
May 28, 20161200 W CORNELIA AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
May 28, 20161300 W ROSCOE STFORCIBLE ENTRYGARAGE
May 28, 20163600 N MARSHFIELD AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
"Forcible entry" means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. "Unlawful Entry" means that no force was used--a window left unlocked, for example.
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8 comments:

  1. "The victim, who lives in the 3200 block of N. Southport, told police that the burglar crawled in and out of their home’s front window, which had been left open for a few hours Thursday evening to draw in fresh air."

    Um, just wow. It sounds like the apartment was either a garden unit or on the first floor. I'm just gonna jump in here and blame the victim just a little bit. How naive is this person who keeps a laptop with classified info at home unsecured? If you're not going to be home and in the room where the window is open then KEEP THE WINDOW CLOSED AND LOCKED!!! You don't live in Mayberry, this is crime ridden Chicago. If I were the victim, I'd be more worried about my job security at this point given his lax security practices for such important data. Oh, and I hope they catch the theif...yeah, that too.

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    1. REALLY?...I think people should be able to open a window...everyone doesn't have central air. A crime is NEVER the victim's fault. Period.

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  2. As a note, the Federal Reserve is not technically part of the government.

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  3. Shouldn't be a big deal if his hard drive is encrypted. No need to involve the FBI.

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  4. Tunney runs a restaurant and knows the recipe he created. Less police + more half-way houses = Increased crime

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  5. Kevin - This isn't Mayberry, but we should be allowed to open our windows to let in fresh air without being robbed. We shouldn't have to live in perpetual fear.

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  6. You kidding me? If hackers can phish their way into the Bangladesh central bank and steal $83 million, how much could they steal from the U.S. federal reserve? Enemies foreign and abroad would thirst for that laptop. More likely, it was a dopey burglar who will try to pawn it off or sell it on ebay without being able to log in.

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    1. Put down the John La Care novel mate. This is some neighborhood burglar who has no idea what information he has in his hands. Anyhow - the drive will be encrypted. Oh yeah - did you write - Bangladesh central bank? LOL!

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