Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HUFF & PUFF & CUFFED: Foot Chase Yields Thieving "Suspicious Man"

Now, just where did he think he was going to run off to in those boots?

An observant neighbor and some fleet-footed cops teamed up to take down a neighborhood thief who decided to make a run for it Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to the "suspicious man" call in the 3700 block of Wilton at 12:40PM after a witness saw someone "ringing doorbells, checking gates and houses." The individual was described as a male dressed as a woman, black, with short black hair, a puffy coat, and women's boots.

As cops initiated a street stop, the suspect took off running east bound on Grace, then south through an alley, then over a fence, and east on Bradley Place toward Halsted.

Officers caught up with him at 838 W. Bradley and took him into custody.

The matter is recorded as theft of under $500 in CPD case HW538193.

Keep It Close, Squeeze It Tight
Police handled another call of someone having their wallet snatched as they took it out to make a purchase.

A witness called 911 at 12:58AM Monday from the Circle K/Shell station at Halsted and Addison after seeing the theft take place. The victim chased the offender westbound on Addison toward the Red Line station.

Officers toured the area but never located the victim or suspect. No report.

A similar incident was reported Saturday evening in the 800 block of Belmont.