Wednesday, August 06, 2014

DIRTY DEEDS: Laundry Room Thefts Return To Boystown, Car Break-Ins Spike

A CWB reader photo of coin devices pried from Boystown
laundry room machines in November 2013.
It's been a while since we've reported on laundry room break-ins.

A rash of break-ins last November resulted in up to a dozen apartment buildings targeted for the coins inside their washing machines—mostley between Halsted and Lake Shore Drive from Waveland down to around Roscoe.  There has not been a reported laundry room caper since a prime suspect was arrested late last year.

Until now. Two Boystown apartment buildings reported thefts from their coin-operated washers and dryers last Monday evening: One in the 700 block of Brompton and the other in the 800 block of Cornelia.

@3200nwilton44th posted this photo
of a car that was broken into near
School and Wilton overnight.
The exact time of the break-ins is not known and no offender descriptions have been released.

This would be a good time to ensure that laundry room doors and windows are properly secured. We suspect there will be more of these capers.

Vehicles Targeted

A large number of auto break-ins and reports of suspicious people checking car door handles and peering into vehicles have been reported over the past 10 days. Suspect descriptions have varied.
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