Someone is stealing Chicago's refrigerated meat trucks

May 20, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

At least three trailers carrying refrigerated meat have been stolen from South Side lots this month, according to a business alert released Monday night by the Chicago Police Department.

The alert said the trailers were likely stolen in the early morning hours, in areas of the 9th and 10th police districts that are largely populated by warehouse and storage facilities. Back of the Yards, the community area that overlaps with parts of those districts, is the historic home of Chicago's meatpacking industry.

The first incident took place in the 2600 block of South Western Avenue, sometime between May 1 and May 5; the second took place in the 1500 block of West 43rd Street on May 12 at approximately 1:15 a.m.; and the third incident took place in the 4200 block of South Ashland Avenue on May 18 at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to the alert.

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