Safety Alert -  Recurring Car Theft Scam
Dear Neighbor,

Please be aware of a recurring car theft scam where offenders driving a vehicle bump into another vehicle from behind. When the victim pulls over and exits the car to assess the damage, the offender steals the victim's car.
The offenders linked to these reported vehicle thefts are described as one or up to three African-American males, approximately 19-29 years of age, and an African-American female, approximately 19-22 years of age.

The car theft incidents occurred at:
  • 1800 block of North Clybourn on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM
  • 1500 block of North Dayton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:06 PM
  • 100 block of East La Salle on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM
  • 1700 block of North Halsted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:30 PM
  • 800 block of West Blackhawk on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:45 PM
  • 2300 block of North Halsted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:50 PM
  • 300 block of West Hubbard on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:45 PM
What you can do:
  • If you are "bumped," call 911.  Pull over in a busy area. 
  • Do not open your doors. Keep your doors and windows locked.
  • Do not leave your keys in your vehicle.
  • If there is a witness, request contact information.
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Crime Update

We recently reported in our  newsletter  several cases being followed by our Court Advocacy program, including the Willie Doles   case . On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Doles pled guilty to 7 Class X offenses and was sentenced to 23 years, and has been in custody since his arrest in June 2015. Doles had robbed several stores in Lincoln Park and elsewhere, and had a prior record. 

We will continue to fight crime collectively and invite you to join your neighbors in the effort.  If you are interested in being a Court Advocate, please contact Alyssa at  to sign up.  

Stay safe,

Michele Signature

Michele Smith
Alderman, 43rd Ward 

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