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“Flyer boys” strike again: Motorists stuck in downtown traffic targeted by phone thieves Wednesday

Downtown’s ubiquitous “flyer boys”—young men who aggressively distribute handbills for bogus charities as a ruse to carry out crimes—struck hard on Wednesday evening, stealing phones from inside several cars in rush hour traffic, according to police reports. No one is in custody. Yesterday’s spree once again targeted ride-hail service drivers whose habit of mounting expensive

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Robberies near Sedgwick Brown Line prompt CPD alert

A series of afternoon and evening robberies near the Sedgwick Brown Line station has prompted Chicago police to issue a community alert for the Old Town neighborhood. Investigators issue an alert when they believe a person or group is responsible for a crime pattern. Three robberies were reported near the Sedgwick station on two recent