Thursday, March 20, 2014

BOYSTOWN BURGLAR STRIKES AGAIN: 7th Break-In Since Friday

For at least the 7th time since last Friday, a resident has returned to find their home burglarized in Boystown. Like nearly all of the other break-ins, the targeted unit is along the Broadway corridor.

At 11:25pm last night, a tenant returned to their apartment in the 3200 block of Broadway, across from Nettlehorst School, and found that they had been victimized. Just like five of the six residences before, this unit was forcibly entered.

Other break-ins reported along Broadway since noon last Friday include:

• 600 block of Roscoe
• 600 block of Grace
• 600 block of Stratford
• 600 block of Melrose
• 3500 block of Broadway

and, one outlier in the 3200 block of Clark.

Like most burglaries, these crimes are reported at the time of discovery, not at the time they occurred. So, it is possible that the break-ins occurred hours or days before being reported.
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12 comments:

  1. I'd be curious to know if there's a connection with all the victims? Apart from being robbed. Were they all out of town? Same rental company?

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  2. FYI...

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140320/lakeview/police-crackdown-on-drunk-driving-lakeview-lincoln-park-this-weekend

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  3. I second the comment above. Is there a connection other than the units being near Broadway? Are these more upscale units? And this is likely stupid, but post break-in, is the general pattern to just shut the door and leave the unit as if nothing happened? Are they taking and carrying away small expensive things? Given the fact that most of our housing is multi-unit I'm having a hard time picturing how burglaries can go undiscovered for days.

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    1. These incidents have all been in larger, multi-unit apartment buildings (except Stratford, which was in a multi-unit condo building). Courtyard buildings, a 4-plus-one, and rentals atop storefronts. This contrasts with the major burglary spree in January/February which mainly focused on graystones.

      Management companies vary. The units have been on lower floors. Forced entry, usually through a door, has been the method used. Two of the break-ins were reported when neighbors noticed the forced-open doors were ajar with no one home.

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    2. Channel 7 just reported current robberies occurring in Lincoln Park.

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    3. Oops...That's burglaries...

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  4. Oh Good Lord. The stupidity and assumptions here......

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  5. I can assure you that the new so called "burglary ream" will never catch a burglar. They didn't want the title and aren't interested after the constant stroking they have been getting. Waste if resources.

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  6. The new burglary team is not a burglary team, it is a mission team that will be used for anything else as well. The officers have no experience dealing with the large burglary issue in the district. They are good Officers just thrown into a problem and told to deal with it. Your old burglary team knew what they were doing, knew all the burglars and spent the time following them, keeping close with the detectives and clearing up many burglaries. Why are you citizens not complaining to the 019 bosses and alderman about this? It effects you majorly. Also, how can a so called entertainment team of 8 officers possibly control all of wrigley, boys town and lincoln park? Folks, the officers need you to complain LOUDLY to get more help. Of this topic a bit, please stop berating officers on the street, they are doing what they have to and actually trying to do their job, calling them derogatory names, and spitting on or towards them makes them feel like you do not want them anyhow so your service does get effected.

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    1. You are 100% correct about the burg team and the entertainment team. 19 police station has 1 small team assigned to the entertainment area. Yes, only 1! How can a team of 8 manage all of that? What if some of the guys are on vacation, sick, hurt, etc. etc.? This is crazy. I sure hope once baseball season starts and the weather warms up the people incharge put up at least a team of 20. It's winter and there are problems in Wrigleyville. Imagine summer.

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    2. You guys who think something will change by posting on this blog are naive and definitely not the police.. You only make all us police look stupid. Do you really think by posting to this blog will change your position? It won't .The decision makers laugh at these comments. Usually the officers who post on this blog are disgruntled or do nothing dogs using Anonymous as their sneaky shield. If they post to this blog they are not decision makers. They are cops with no real experience that think they know better than everyone else.

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  7. Real change will only occur when enabling Emanuel and statistics liar McCarthy are gone. We must get a new law and order mayor not Preckwinkle either,

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