Chicago police: 11 Kias, Hyundais stolen on West Side

Chicago police are warning residents about another wave of Kia and Hyundai car thefts that occurred within a span of two days.

Just this weekend in the 12th District alone, 11 cars were stolen, according to officials.

Police say it was the usual story - the thieves broke into the cars, then used a USB cable to hotwire the vehicle.

The thefts happened:

  • About 10 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 600 block of North Wood;
  • About 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 700 block of South Ada;
  • About 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 300 block of North Ogden;
  • About 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 500 block of North Marshfield;
  • About 5 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 3100 block of West Fulton;
  • About 4:35 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 0-100 block of North Paulina;
  • About 6:45 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 1600 block of West Chicago;
  • About 1:25 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 1300 block of West Grand;
  • About 5:45 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 2200 block of West Superior;
  • About 1 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 2100 block of West 21st Street; and
  • About 1:30 a.m. Jan. 28 in the 200 block of North Racine.

State Farm and Progressive say they will no longer cover certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles due to skyrocketing thefts.


Some 2015 through 2019 models are twice as likely to be stolen as other vehicles the same age because many of them lack even basic anti-theft technology.

The companies will not say which cities are involved, but reports indicate they include St. Louis and Denver. 

The changes apply to new policies.