FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Man Gets Away With $400 Worth of Stomach, Allergy Medicine
An unidentified man took off without paying for more than $400 of over-the-counter medication from Jewel, 17177 S. Harlem Ave., according to the police report.
A man with a shaved head, wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved black shirt, entered the store at 10:09 a.m. and put 12 boxes of Prilosec OTC (valued at $24.99 a box) and five boxes of Claritin Tabs (valued at $21.99 a box) into a transparent plastic bag that he put in a shopping cart, the report stated. The man then left the cart at the exit and took the bag of medicine with him as he left the store at 10:17 a.m., the report continued.
Outside, the man got into a small, maroon compact car that had two other people in it, the report stated, adding the car drove off once the suspect was inside.
The total value of medication taken was $409.83.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
Catalytic Converter Taken From Parked Car
The catalytic converter from a 2002 gold Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen while the car was parked outside the owner's apartment in the 7100 block of 166th Street.
The owner told police she had parked the car in her space, which is under a working security light, at 3 p.m. the day before, the report stated. When she went to go to work at 5:50 a.m., the owner heard a loud exhaust when she started the car, the report continued. She called a tow truck, and the mechanic noticed the converter had been cut from the car, the report stated, adding the remainder of the car's exhaust system also appeared to have been removed with a metal-cutting reciprocating saw.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
13 Catalytic Converters Lifted From Dealership Lot
Thirteen catalytic converters were stolen overnight from diesel vehicles in the parking lot of Bettenhausen Dodge, 8355 W. 159 St., a police report stated.
The vehicles—12 owned by the dealership and one owned by a customer—were at various spots around the dealership and were taken some time between 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the report continued.
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