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Pickpockets are working Boystown clubs, cops warn

Pickpockets stole property from at least six women in Boystown-area bars over Pride Parade weekend, police said late Monday in a community alert. The thefts came one week after more than 30 people lost phones and other property to pickpockets while attending the neighborhood’s annual Pride Fest. CWBChicago told you about the Pride Fest theft

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Threats of mass shooting at Boystown bar send man to prison; Hate crime and terroristic threat charges are dropped in deal

Shane Sleeper pleaded guilty to threatening staff members of Sidetrack and other victims. | CPD; DNAInfo Editors note: This report conveys the content of threatening messages that prosecutors say were transmitted by Shane Sleeper. We have not corrected spelling, grammar, or punctuation in the messages cited. The man accused of making terroristic threats against a

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Boystown: 4 cops injured when phone thief’s pepper spray can “explodes”; Offender suspected in earlier hammer attack

The officers were injured at 802 West Roscoe, outside of Beatnix costume shop. | Google UPDATE: Charges filed. Story here. ——————————– Four police officers were injured in the Boystown neighborhood early Saturday when a suspected phone thief and aggravated battery offender’s large canister of pepper spray “exploded” as he struck a cop on the head with