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Police looking for gang of thieves who’ve repeatedly broken into semis at this truck stop


Chicago police are warning truckers to be aware of recent thefts taking place at Thorton’s Fuel Station.

On three different dates, a group of five men have been seen stealing from tractor trailers while the drivers were sleeping. According to a local news station, the men were riding in three separate vehicles, all being silver in color.

Police say that the gas station is located on the Southwest Side of the Brighton Park neighborhood.

The dates the thefts occurred are:

  • Late at night on Oct. 24 or early in the morning on Oct. 25;
  • Late at night on Nov. 7;
  • Late at night on Nov. 14 or early in the morning on Nov. 15.

Police are asking truck drivers to keep an eye out, and if you have any information or clues to please contact the Area Central detectives department at (312) 747-8380.


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