Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Burglars Hit 4 Homes Tuesday As Break-In Spree Continues

One victim lost $25,000 worth of jewelry. Another lost three laptops. And a golf supply store had its safe wheeled out the front door on a dolly. Alarm systems were knocked completely off of walls.

Those are just some of the latest reports as a series of mostly-residential forcible-entry burglaries continues in Lakeview and nearby Lincoln Park.

At least four homes were targeted yesterday: two in the 1400 block of W. Lill and two in the 1600 block of W. Barry.

On Lill, a third resident may have gotten a glimpse of the offenders after a suspicious person knocked on their door. Twice. When the homeowner answered the door after the second knock, they encountered a "pimply-faced" Hispanic man in his mid-20's who said he was looking for "Roxanna." The man walked away and got into an SUV that was occupied by two other individuals.

As we reported in our November 15 burglary update, police suspect that a stolen SUV is being used in many of the break-ins.

Three's Company

Last Thursday, another victim came face-to-face with two burglars in his home. As the man entered his home in the 3000 block of N. Racine around 11PM, two offenders with backpacks ran out the door. Both thieves were described as white men in hoodies. A watch and three computers were taken.

No Green

On Monday, some well-prepared burglars broke into the Golf Tech store at 2847 N. Halsted around 4:30AM. They ripped out the store safe, placed it on a dolly, and wheeled it out the front door with an $800 set of golf clubs thrown on top of it for good measure.

We don't want to ruin the surprise for the thieves, but they're probably going to be disappointed if they ever manage to get the safe open. It only contains blank deposit slips and a couple of golf videos.

Other confirmed burglaries that have been reported since our last update include the following:

11/8/20153500 N WILTON AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/8/20151000 W ROSCOE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
11/9/20153100 N KENMORE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/11/20152700 N BOSWORTH AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/11/20151900 W FLETCHER STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/11/2015600 W BRIAR PLFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/12/20153500 N PINE GROVE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/12/20152600 N MAGNOLIA AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/12/20151300 W MELROSE STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/12/20151200 W LILL AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/13/20151200 W ROSCOE STFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/14/20151400 W ROSCOE STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/14/20151000 W CORNELIA AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE

Previous Coverage

• INTRUDERS: Suspect Vehicle Identified As Burglary Spree Rolls On
• IN-N-OUT BURGLARS: With 20+ Recent Burglaries, Prowler Stories Get Creepy

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3 comments:

  1. There was a break in in the 1100 block of W Oakdale on Monday of this week... place was tossed, TV and other things stolen. Access from the alley.

    Still not seeing police cruisers during the day. We called to report a suspicious fence jumper yesterday morning at George and Seminary (a block away from that Oakdale break in), gaining access to a nearby apartment building. Saw a blue & white go by on the street, but not stop and look any closer.

    This will get worse as we get closer to the holidays.

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  2. CPD charged one for the burglaries on kenmore last week. nice job!

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  3. The Protesters may be on Mag Mile on Black Friday to disrupt shopping and bring down McCarthy. Let's face it, Rahmbo only considers the Loop , Near North, and Mag Mile to be the actual City of Chicago. Lakeview/Lincoln Park might as well be in Waukegan. If their tact works to get rid of that inept liar, it was worth it.

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