Chicago Thieves Targeting Kick Plates On Doors

North Side Thieves Targeting Kick Plates On Doors
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CHICAGO (CBS) Weve heard of thieves targeting manhole covers, cooper pipes and wiring, even aluminum benches to sell to scrap yards for quick cash. But now theres a new hot item catching their eyes and, as CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports, there might be one on your front door.
For more than 100 years The Pattington on Irving Park Road has been catching the eyes of passersby. Its even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But recently, the upscale condo building has drawn some unwanted attention from thieves who stole four kick plates from the Pattington and two from a neighboring building.
About two weeks ago, the day before Thanksgiving, we got a report from a homeowner who said they had heard a noise in the middle of the night and looked down and saw someone stealing the brass-plated kick plate here, property manager David Holton said Monday.
Taking off the kick plates would have been no easy task, as they had at least a dozen or more screws holding them on the doors, Holton said. There were a couple places where they had, obviously had used a crowbar, he said.
In total, four kick plates were stolen from the Pattington and two were stolen from a neighboring building on Bittersweet Place. Police said the properties are just some of the latest to be hit on the North Side in the past few weeks. Weve had probably over 20, something were working on right now currently, Chicago Police Sgt. Ray Ernst said.
The thieves likely arent getting much for their haul, considering the replacement kick plates at the Pattington were $35.99 brand new.
Metal experts said solid brass kick plates might fetch around $1.65 a pound at a scrap yard, but brass-plated ones like those stolen at the Pattington are only worth about 10 to 11 cents a pound. North Side residents said its a shame thieves would damage a historic building for that.
I dont have words to describe it. I (am) just totally disgusted with the whole situation when I hear all these things happening, Jesse Permen said.
Sources told CBS 2 police had two people in custody Monday afternoon in connection with one of the incidents on the North Side. The investigation into the others was still underway.
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Yeah, drug abusers are a pita and they steal from their best friend, sister, brother, mother, father, and anyone they thing they can get a fix through. It would be nice if they could be sent to a place where only their kind were there and they would just steal from each other. They would all expire right fast.
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On 12/6/2011 9:22 AM, joevan wrote:

Hey, when the troops come home from The Middle East, send them to take over Mexico and turn it into a penal colony. ^_^
TDD
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Yawn...this is Illinois you're talking about. Even their governors are thieves.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-12-06/rod-blagojevich-sentencing/51666496/1

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