Thief is stealing motorcycles from North Side streets, cops say

Someone is stealing motorcycles from streets and parking garages on the North Side, according to a community alert from Chicago police. At least eight motorbikes have been stolen since April 1 in an area that stretches from Lincoln Park to Uptown to Lincoln Square.

According to CPD’s alert, the thief struck on:

  • the 600 block of West Roscoe at midnight on April 1
  • the 500 block of West Wrightwood at 8 a.m. on April 8
  • the 4700 block of North Ravenswood sometime on April 26 or 27
  • the 800 block of West Agatite between April 29 and May 2
  • the 4300 block of North Hazel at 7:30 p.m. on April 30
  • the 1200 block of West Waveland at 10 a.m. on May 1
  • the 400 block of West Wrightwood at 1:30 p.m. on May 9
  • the 400 block of West Surf at 1:30 p.m. on May 9

Police said the suspect is a black male who wears a yellow vest. 

Anyone with information about the thefts can contact Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8263 about crime pattern P20-3-100.

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