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Thieves Flee with Wiis: Police Blotter

Tinley Park police reports, Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

I Didn't Open That Account

A victim came to the Tinley Park Police Department to report an incident of credit card fraud.

The man told police he received a bill for $75 from a bank in Delaware. The victim said he had never filed to open a card at the bank.

Police spoke with bank officials, who said that somebody must have used the victim's personal information to open the account. The man canceled the card and the bank is currently investigating the matter.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30

Wii Thieves

Police were called to Best Buy, 7330 W. 191st Street, for a report of grand theft at the store.

An employee told police he saw three black males walking through the store, carrying Wii game systems. The employee said he witnessed the three subjects walk towards the exit of the store, at which time the witness asked if the suspects needed help.

When the witness asked if the suspects needed help, the suspects ran from the store, carrying the three Wii systems.

The suspects entered a four-door Dodge Neon before driving off. The witness was able to give police a full license plate number on the vehicle.

The witness said the total value of items stolen was $1,050.

Police report information is provided by the Tinley Park Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

pepper February 06, 2013 at 03:07 PM
More and more problems at this shopping center
MikeyO81 February 06, 2013 at 03:47 PM
It happens at every shopping centers not just ours!!! Just because you live tinley does not mean crime won't happen here!!!! It's the way of life unfortunately... I still believe tinley is the best place to live!
concerned February 06, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Far more thefts in Orland. Been to the mall at night lately?
So There February 07, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Sad fact that if you have wheels you can drive anywhere to steal.

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