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CPD Community Alert-Motor Vehicle Thefts in the 12th and 14th Districts
12 May

12 May 17- Community Alert-12th and 14 th District Motor Vehicle Thefts (17-CWP-008CA)

Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
Community Alert
Motor Vehicle Thefts
12th, 14th Districts
(Near West, Shakespeare)
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice in the 12th and 14th Districts of motor vehicle theft related
incidents that occurred during the months of April and May. In these incidents, the
offender’s rear ended the victim’s car and when the victim exited their vehicle to assess
the situation/damage, one offender enters the victim’s vehicle and flees the scene in
victim’s vehicle.
The incidents are listed below:
• 1100 Block of South Racine Avenue on April 7, 2017 at 5:24PM
• 400 Block of North Damen Avenue on April 10, 2017 at 7:30PM
• 500 Block of North Ashland Avenue on April 23, 2017 at 3:50 PM
• 700 Block of West Roosevelt Road on April 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM
• 1000 Block of West 15th Street on April 24, 2017 at 9:45AM
• 200 Block of North Ada Street on April 24, 2017 at 4:19 PM
• 500 Block of South Wood Street on May 10, 2017 at 5:35PM
• 400 Block of May Street on May 11, 2017 6:38PM
• 2200 Block of North Ashland on May 11, 2017 at 10:07PM
About the Offenders:
• Two to three offenders, one described as male black, approximately 18-25 years
of age, 5’04”-5’06”, 140-160lbs, dark complexion with possible scar on face and
cross tattoo on forehead; one described as male black with black dreadlocks hair
What you can do:
• Always be aware of your surroundings
• Report suspicious activity immediately
• If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
• Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc…)
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
• If video surveillance equipment is present, please save a copy of the incident for
investigating detectives
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
• Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible
If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
(312) 747-8382
JA-216347, JA-220173, JA-236141, JA-236906, JA-236884, JA-237398, JA-258480,
JA-259837, JA-260107
Alert #17-CWP-008CA
May 12, 2017
Reference: 17-CWP-008