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Tow Truck Driver Stole Cars From Irving Park Lot, Police Say

Three cars were stolen from Irving Park and Avondale in less than one day, police said.

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CHICAGO — Three cars have been stolen from Irving Park and Avondale this month — including two apparently taken  illegally by a tow truck driver, police said.

The victims parked their cars in lots and, upon returning to the lots, found their cars had been stolen, according to a Chicago Police community alert.

Two of the thefts happened at a lot near Addison Street and Kimball Avenue. Video from those incidents shows someone in a tow truck towing the stolen cars out of the lot, though the manager for the lot said he or she didn’t authorize a car being towed.

The thefts occurred:

  • 7 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 3400 block of North Monticello Avenue
  • 8 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 3400 block of West Addison Street
  • 7:22 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 3500 block of West Addison Street

No description of the thief was immediately available, though police said she or he drove a dark-colored tow truck during the two thefts on Addison Street.

Anyone with information about the thefts was asked to call police at 312-744-8263.