TUESDAY, DEC. 11
Two Car Burglaries at the Original Pancake House
Police were called to the Original Pancake House, 5140 W. 159th Street, after two victims reported burglaries to their vehicles in the parking lot of the establishment.
At the scene police spoke with the victims, who both said the passenger's side window of the vehicles were smashed in and laptops were taken from the vehicles.
One victim also told officers that birth certificates and three social security cards were missing from their vehicle.
The victims said the incidents happened between 9:30 and 10:35 a.m.
MONDAY, DEC. 10
Rolling Gate Stolen From Home
Police were called to a home in the 15500 block of Cicero Avenue, where a victim reported that a gate was stolen froma home they were inspecting for their job.
The victim said that the gate was removed from the rear of the property and was valued at $2,000. The victim also said another gate was taken off its track, with its wheels removed, although it was left at the scene.
Employee, Company Electronics Go Missing
Police were called to Target Electric, 4147 166th Street, after the owner reported a theft by a former employee.
At the business, police spoke with the owner, who said a former employee had taken a laptop and cell phone that was given to him for business use after the employee received their first paycheck. The suspect has not been heard from by anyone at the company since Nov. 29.
The victim said they just wanted the equipment back, although they would sign complaints in the suspect did not return the items.
SUNDAY, DEC. 9
iPad Stolen During Haircut
Police were called to the Hair Cuttery, 5455 W. 159th Street, after a resident reported a burglary from their motor vehicle while in the shop.
The victim spoke to police at the store, telling officers that they brought an iPad to the location for their granddaughter to play with, but the granddaughter was not interested, so the victim placed in under the front seat of their car while inside the location.
When the victim returned to the car about two hours later, the iPad was missing. The victim said they believed the car was locked, but that there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
Man Has Early Morning Thirst, For Booze
Police were called to the Jewel-Osco store, 5616 159th Street, after a loss prevention officer at the store noticed a man stealing liquor from the store.
At the store, police spoke with the loss prevention officer who told police that the unknown man had stolen alcohol from the store three times prior to this call, always taking at least one bottle of Gray Goose Vodka and on two separate occasion taking two bottles of Svedka vodka and two bottles of Bacardi Rum. The loss prevention officer said the total of the four thefts was about $250 and that the thefts always occurred in the morning hours.
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