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UPDATE: Cab-Stiffing Cell Thief ID’ed

An alleged cell phone thief who was caught only after he refused to pay a cab driver–and the cab driver took him on an additional ride to the 19th district police station–is identified today. CWB reported the story first last night and the Chicago Tribune has greater detail this afternoon.. Alejandro Galeana, 27, of Edgewater

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BREAKING: 2 Robberies in Past Hour, Likely Same Crew

Stay alert on side streets tonight. 2 residents victimized. Offenders jumping out of white car, possibly 4-door, possibly a Toyota. One victim punched in face, ran away on Waveland. Woman lost her purse in strong arm attack at Diversey/Pine Grove. Offenders: young black men, 18-20, wearing all black clothing. Full report coming overnight….

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RECAP: Two Snatchings Saturday Evening; Other Items

Two thefts were reported in the neighborhood Saturday evening, but few details are available. At 6:10PM, a witness reports seeing a man’s wallet get snatched at 820 W. Belmont as the victim takes out a credit card. It is unclear if police make contact with the victim. UPDATE November 23, 2013: This incident has been

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CWB TICKER: A Good Start For November

November is off to a positive start, with the month’s robberies pacing flat to down when compared to 2012, 2008, and 2003. The city has released the following information regarding robberies in our neighborhood since the last CWB Ticker update. CWB’s original reports of incidents are linked via the case numbers, when available. Case: HW519802

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FRIDAY ON OUR MINDS: Some Lighter Moments To Wrap The Week

It was another quiet night, with the exception of various arrests around Belmont and Sheffield. A “suspicious person” call brought police to Belmont and Racine, where the “suspicious person” was found to be wanted and taken into custody. All in all, though, we’ve enjoyed fairly quiet streets during the recent cold snap. The weekend’s bringing