Cops recover stolen SUV on Northwest Side — then, another thief steals it from the police station

Chicago police recovered a stolen car Sunday morning on the city’s Northwest Side — only to have the vehicle stolen again from the local police station.

Officers who responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle near the Sauganash Trail around 8:30 a.m. found a 2015 Chevy Suburban that had been reported stolen earlier in the day, according to a CPD spokesperson.

Police towed the stolen SUV for further investigation at the 17th (Albany Park) Police District station, 4650 North Pulaski.

But it wasn’t long before Chicago’s criminal element sprung back into action.

Shortly after 11 a.m., police realized the Suburban, which had been parked in the station’s sally port, was gone. Cops reviewed station surveillance video and discovered that someone stole the SUV from under their noses around 10:23 a.m.

Investigators aren’t sure how the thief managed to steal the car because police still have the vehicle’s keys, a CPD spokesperson said.

Detectives are investigating the auto theft(s).

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