YOU’RE GETTING NOTHING FOR CHRISTMAS: Thieves Swipe 14 Packages From Lincoln Park Apartment Building

Are those packages yours, lady?

Fresh reports from the holiday package theft department:

• A witness reported seeing package thieves pull and steal “fourteen packages” from a building in the 2600 block of Hampden Court at 10PM Thursday. The offenders were last seen driving away in an older gray 4-door Oldsmobile that was stuffed with parcels. (Case HX547514)

• Wednesday afternoon, a FedEx driver in Lincoln Park noticed two guys were following his delivery truck and picking up the packages that he had been leaving. He called 911 and police arrested two offenders in the 2500 block of Seminary almost immediately.

Phone Jackers

• Several witnesses chased after the man who snatched a woman’s iPhone near the Marshalls store at Clark and Halsted around 4:15PM Thursday. After running west through the north alley of Fletcher, the thief was last seen shooting onto Belmont via the Ann Sather restaurant driveway. Offender description: Male, black, in his 20’s, “really tall,” thin, wearing a black jacket, gray hoodie with the hood pulled up, jeans, and brown boots.

• Another phone thief was not so lucky. A group of friends detained the man who tried to steal their buddy’s phone near Clark and Waveland Friday night. Police arrived and made the arrest.


The man who stole a woman’s phone last Friday night got in touch with her the following morning with a proposition: He’s willing to make some financial “arrangements” in exchange for the return of her phone. The woman agreed to meet him at the Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of Halsted and Diversey at 11:30AM.

She then called 911 and asked for the police to help her. She went to Dunkin’ Donuts. So did the thief. And the cops. Once she got her phone back, she said “thanks” and told officers that she did not want to press charges.

No report. No arrest.

Boystown Burglar Steals Keys (And Car)

A Boystown resident encountered an unfortunate situation upon returning home to the 700 block of Buckingham last Saturday morning. While he was away, his house was burglarized. The thief also took the victim’s car keys. And his car—a Fiat 500 with Florida Seminole license plate frames. Police estimate that the break-in took place around 1:30AM. (Case numbers HX540493 and HX540494)

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