Three burglars broke into BFF Bikes early Tuesday and got away with several very expensive bicycles. But surveillance video provided to CWBChicago shows the men weren’t as sly as they thought they were.
Two men who stole a pizza shop worker’s SUV in River North overnight were involved in “shots fired” incidents in River North and on the Kennedy Expressway less than two hours later, according to initial information.
A shooting that left a man in critical condition near the Magnificent Mile on Friday evening may have direct links to the area’s ongoing problem with shoplifting mobs, according to law enforcement sources.
A man who’s on electronic monitoring for trying to rob a store of its cash register while indicating that he had a gun was charged on Friday with wrapping aluminum foil around his ankle monitor and leaving his home to rob a different store of its cash register at gunpoint this week.
A man who is on probation and on parole was arrested early Friday after he was allegedly caught in the act of stealing a catalytic converter on an Edgewater street. But there’s a little more to this story.
Shoplifting crews raided at least two more stores along the Magnificent Mile on Thursday. And, CWBChicago has learned, overnight burglars are continuing to target retailers downtown and on the Clybourn retail corridor.
Anyone who’s ever quit a job has probably dreamed of writing a delicious “kiss my *ss” email to the companywide distribution list and hitting “send” just before they walk out the door for the last time. But a veteran Chicago police leader pretty much did it for real.