Locals Chase Down Thief
A man who grabbed a $7,000 camera from a California tourist in the Gold Coast was chased down by the tourist and two construction workers and caught by security guards and police, authorities said.
Allen McCrone, 26, of the first block of Boxwood Court in Springdale, Ohio, remains in Cook County Jail today, charged with robbery, police said. A judge Saturday set bail for McCrone at $60,000 and he is slated to appear for a preliminary hearing on Friday, according to Cook County Jail records.
So a tourist from California comes all the way to town to be robbed by a jagoff from Ohio on what is arguably the best known street (and tourist destination) in Chicago. Hopefully, the impression made on the tourist is the quick actions of the construction workers and not the fact that he got mugged here.