Cop’s car stolen while chasing South Side suspect
Written By Timothy Fitz on Sunday, May 22, 2011 | 5/22/2011 05:43:00 AM
Around 5:20 a.m., an officer jumped out of his car on the 7500 block of South Racine Avenue in pursuit of a suspect. Shortly thereafter, a thief climbed into the cop’s white SUV and took off.
At 5:30 a.m., the SUV was recovered in an abandoned yard on the 7800 block of South Peoria. A witness tipped off the police, after he or she spotted the offender rummaging through the vehicle.
The suspect was described as a black man with a medium complexion and short hair, 5’10”, and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
It’s unclear if anything was stolen from the officer’s car.
UPDATE: At 5:55 a.m., investigators recovered a bag taken from the officer's vehicle. The cop's personal belongings were found on the street at 7733 South Sangamon. It appears other items were taken from the officer's SUV.
Posted by Timothy Fitz -- Added: 5/22/2011 05:43:00 AM