Elmhurst is a small city in west Chicago with a population of just over 45,000.
The crime rate is low; the annual police report from 2014 states that 16,396 911 calls were made by residents during that period. Catalytic converter thefts are cited as a problem.
This is almost certainly why, when a photofit of an offender was required, they had to get the guy who empties the bins to do the work.
Well, unless a Law & Order: SVU era Ice-T is terrorising the streets of Elmhurst.
In which case, fair play to you, mate.