Tag: iPhones

Thefts on CTA continue big jump over last year

Just halfway through 2010, thefts on the CTA in Chicago have jumped 33%, compared to the first six months of last year. And thefts on CTA trains and buses soared by almost 41% in that same period — with 439 thefts last year compared to 617 this year, according to Chicago Police Dept. stats compiled... Read more »

How to spot a phone theft in the works on the CTA

By now it seems to be a familiar story, yet one that bears repeating. We’re on Red Line south from Argyle at 10 p.m. on a busy for Monday night. Many of the seats are already taken. Two kids about 15- to 16-years-old keep crossing between cars, raising our suspicions. They stopped by the regular... Read more »

Troubling trend? Thefts on CTA soar in first three months of 2010

A huge surge in thefts on the CTA in the first quarter of the year is driving an overall increase — almost 6% — in CTA crimes reported to Chicago police this year compared to last year, according to a CTA Tattler analysis. There was a 37% jump in thefts this year, from 297 in... Read more »