Thieves Stealing Motorcycles On North Side

If it’s not nailed down, someone will take it.

So nail down your motorcycles, Chicago.

Police on Sunday warned that thieves are stealing entire motorcycles from parking spaces on North Side streets. The thefts have happened at all times of day.

At least seven cases have been connected to the pattern since mid-August:

• 2100 block of West Melrose at 8 p.m. on August 17
• 4700 block of North Ravenswood on August 27 or 28
• 4600 block of North Clarendon on August 30 or 31
• 3600 block of North Pine Grove between 11 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. on September 5
• 2700 block of North Magnolia on September 6 or 7
• 2200 block of West Fletcher between midnight and 8 a.m. on September 13
• 2400 block of North Cannon Drive at 8:40 p.m. on September 6

Information about the thefts may be shared with Area North investigators at (312) 744-8263

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