Thief targets victims in businesses


A thief walks into a business and engages a person in conversation. He places a paper or pamphlet on top of that person's property.

The thief picks up the victims property with his paper or pamphlet and leaves the business.

The offender is described as an African American male between 25 and 35 years of age. Weighing between 120 and 140 pounds, the offender is between 5' 5" to 5' 7" with short black hair and a neck tattoo.


  • 1400 block of North Milwaukee Ave. on July 22 at 4:15 p.m.
  • 1000 block of West North Ave. on July 22 at 3:30 p.m.
  • 1600 block of West Division St. on July 22 at 4 p.m.

What you can do

  • Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.
  • Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Area North Detectives at 312.744.8263. The case numbers are JC-359943, JC-360634 and JC-360026.



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