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Thief Pretends To Lose Phone Under Taxi Seat, Then Rips Off Drivers When They Stop To Help, Police Say

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Samarov
1318 Rider
 Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago



The same man has pulled the lost phone ruse three times in the past month, police said. (via Block Club Chicago)

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    gerryFrank
     2 months ago

    Yep definitely all the same person. Such a weird way to steal something...

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    eyekeyah
     2 months ago

    Well... This is one thing rideshares have over taxis. No huge wads of cash sitting around the cab.

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    joeyj
    395 Driver Rider
     2 months ago

    Ok I hate to be that guy, but is "short black hair" code for "black" these days? Or is it a white italian guy. Or an asian dude. I mean, are they just afraid to mention race? I mean, you KNOW these drivers know what race he was, and had to of told the cops. It's kind of a huge detail to leave out if they really want people to help identifying this guy.

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      Gmom10
      Rider
       2 months ago

      I agree. You always see white male blah blah blah. If any other race its rarely mentioned. Its not about being racist its about describing a suspect

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    KamelKamelKamel
     2 months ago

    Such crook.  Glad they were keeping track. Repeat offenders always get caught.  How dumb. 

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      outlandish
      146 Rider Driver
       2 months ago

      Yeah this guy is an idiot. He will be in jail soon.

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    changingtides
     2 months ago

    What is he stealing?! Is there another article on this. Is there something I am not getting.


    Oh maybe all drivers keep their money under their seats?! 😂 Trick of the trade?

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    cheesehead
    470 Driver Rider
     2 months ago

    The drivers then stopped their cars and tried to find the man’s phone, at which point he’d steal from them and run away, police said.

    What did he steal from them? I wish this article had a little more detail..

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    lionfool
    166 Rider Driver
     2 months ago
    • 10:40 a.m. Dec. 13 in the 200 block of North Michigan Avenue
    • 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2 in the first block of East Wacker Drive
    • 11:50 a.m. Jan. 7 in the 200 block of West Wacker Drive

    These are all within a few blocks of each other. The guy probably lives around there. 

    Detective lionfool on the job here 😎 

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    MickDorsey
    Driver
     2 months ago

    I’m confused by this. How is the person stealing?  What is he stealing?  The article doesn’t seem to be clear. 

    Pick-pocketing while the driver is leaking under the seat? I feel like if you wanted to steal, there are million ways. I don’t see this phone thing to be particularly clever or unique.  

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      Gmom10
      Rider
       2 months ago

      Most criminals are not very smart. Usually quite dumb.