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Phone Held Hostage by Menacing Thief and Bar Patron Makes a Death Threat

Items reported stolen include cash, tools, cell phone and an $8,000, 53-foot trailer.

Threats Made

A man between 30 and 35 years old, about 5-foot-4, 160 pounds with short black hair and a thin mustache threatened an employee of a bar on the 600 block of West Lake Street at 12:52 p.m. May 17. The suspect came into the bar and was making small talk with the waitresses. He was asked to leave if he wasn't going to order anything. He left, then came back with a bouquet of flowers he said was for the "waitress with the short blonde hair." He was told no one works there with short blonde hair and he was asked again to leave. The suspect said "How would you like it if I came back and murdered you?" He left in a silver car. If he returns, he will be issued a no-trespass order.

A black and silver iPhone 4 was taken from the McDonald's at 920 N. York Road around 7:30 p.m. May 14. Shortly after the phone went missing, the victim began receiving phone calls and text messages from the phone demanding  she bring $450 to 89th and Burley Avenue on the South Side of Chicago. The phone calls have continued and have become threatening. AT&T was unable to assist in the matter.

Attempted Burglary

Residents of the 700 block of Kearsage Ave. told police at 4:30 p.m. May 13 that they found pry marks and scratches in the paint around their rear sliding glass door. The residents said they were unsure of when it happened and it could have been done months ago.

Theft

A resident of the 400 block of Alma reported someone gained access to her Chase Bank checking and savings accounts and withdrew $5,960 between April 20 and May 2.

A woman was putting her groceries into her vehicle at Jewel, 944 S. York Road at 9 p.m. May 12 when she noticed her black leather purse worth $50 was missing from her shopping cart. It contained her drivers license and $50.

Someone removed a Partner KS 700 saw worth $850 and a Milwaukee circular saw worth $150 from a trailer parked at 245 S. Kenmore. The theft was reported at 3:36 p.m. May 14.

A man who lost his black LG touch-screen cell phone at Elmhurst College April 27 was contacted a week later when the person who found the phone accessed the victim's Facebook account and messaged him. They had arranged a location to meet to return the phone, but the victim could not make that appointment. He told the person who found the phone to turn it in to college security. As of May 15, the phone had not been returned and the person is no longer responding to text messages.

A 53-foot Stoughton trailer with "U-Line" in large white letters on a blue background was taken from a lot at 900 N. Church Street between May 2 and 9. The trailer is estimated to be worth $8,000.

Jeff K May 21, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Where do you hide a 53-foot long trailer? Those whacky kids are at it again.

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