MISSING PIECES: Thieves Strike Yet Another Honda

Still more reasons to not own a car in Chicago (although this Ventra thing has us reconsidering):

4:34PM Sunday
Officers on routine patrol find a silver Honda sitting on blocks in the 3600 block of Recreation Drive north of Belmont Harbor. All of the Honda’s wheels are gone. Police locate the owner at a nearby residence.

If you haven’t heard about the recent run of Honda wheel thefts, you can read up on them HERE.

3:33AM Monday
A caller sees a man stealing parts from underneath a red SUV at Kenmore and Barry. The offender then flees westbound in a dark SUV. He is not found.

…and from our email this morning:

The catalytic converter on our Toyota Rav 4 was stolen at some point [Saturday night or Sunday morning] on the 3000 block of N. Kenmore, and we filed a police report today.  I know that that one recurring offender was caught a few months back, but apparently this is still happening.  I wanted to pass this story along in case you were getting similar reports from others.

…Without your reporting, I would never have known what was going on with our car this morning when we turned it on to an insane amount of noise.  But I remembered the recent thefts, so we looked under the car, and voila!  Two unconnected pipes with a huge space where a catcon used to be.  It pissed us off, but I was grateful in some small way to at least be able to identify the problem immediately.

You may have noticed that the emailer’s loss took place within a block of where the guy was seen crawling under a red SUV this morning.

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