Sunday, November 29, 2015

Burglars Using Stolen Cars As Break-In Spree Continues Through Holiday Weekend

Chicago police today decided to announce that there have been a lot of burglaries in the area, something that CWB Chicago has been reporting for over a month.

We'll get to their alert later. First, though, some details that they aren't telling you.

One group of burglars—and there are believed to be at least two of them working the area—intentionally ran into a suburban woman's car in the 3000 block of Lincoln around 11:15PM Wednesday and then stole her vehicle when she got out to talk about the collision.

A 2012 Toyota Corolla 4-door
That car is a silver 2012 Toyota Corolla 4-door with an Illinois plate that begins with the digits Z345.

Police briefly pursued the vehicle Sunday morning after it was used by a group of burglars in the 2700 block of N. Burling around 6:15AM. Officers lost the car in Bucktown.

The occupants today were described as two black men in their late teens or early 20's. One wore a puffy down jacket with a hood while the other wore a puffy vest over a dark hoodie.

The crew is also believed to be responsible for stealing a gray Honda Accord with Florida plates from the 2700 block of N. Marshfield on Thanksgiving morning. In that case, the homeowner reported hearing someone come into her home, take the car keys, and drive away.

We have also confirmed the following burglaries since our last report on Wednesday:
• Burglars kicked in the back door and looted an apartment in the 800 block of W. Roscoe Street on Saturday.
• A woman encountered two burglars matching the earlier description in her home in the 1000 block of W. Wellington Ave around 5AM on Saturday. The pair fled through the alley.
• A forcible entry burglary to an apartment in the 600 block of Patterson on Saturday.
• Three young men attempted to break into a garage in the 2600 block of N. Wayne at 12:40AM on Sunday. They fled in a small SUV.
• A burglary by unlawful entry in the 1300 block of Schubert on Sunday.
• A burglary to an apartment in the 3400 block of N. Sheffield Avenue was reported Sunday afternoon. 
Also, these cases:

DateBlockType of BurglaryLocation
11/15/20154600 N BROADWAYFORCIBLE ENTRYSMALL RETAIL STORE
11/16/20152600 N BURLING STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/18/20153800 N MARSHFIELD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE-GARAGE
11/19/2015600 W BUCKINGHAM PLUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/19/20153000 N RACINE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/20/20154600 N SHERIDAN RDUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
11/21/20152000 W BARRY AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/22/20153800 N GREENVIEW AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
11/26/20151900 W ADDISON STUnknownRESIDENCE

Better Late Than Never

While dozens of burglaries have been reported in a spike that started last month, Chicago police issued their first warning this morning. In the community alert, detectives only mention the Bosworth, Wellington, and Marshfield incidents that are reported above.

Suspects in those burglaries are described in the alert as black men between 18- and 25-years of age with slim to medium builds who stand 5'8" to 5'10" tall.

Previous Coverage

• INTRUDERS: Suspect Vehicle Identified As Burglary Spree Rolls On
• IN-N-OUT BURGLARS: With 20+ Recent Burglaries, Prowler Stories Get Creepy
Burglars Hit 4 Homes Tuesday As Break-In Spree Continues

Break-in Image: The Brian Crabtree Show
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6 comments:

  1. WOW ! After reading this I think we should all take alderman Tunneys advice in spite of the 550 million tax increase, which he voted for, and hire private security to keep us safe.

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    1. Nah. Cheaper to just sell your condo, grab your equity and take an expat job overseas. More money and much safer.

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    2. Get less
      ....Pay more.
      ....Get less again
      ....Pay more again.
      Anybody see a pattern here?

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  2. Friends in Lincoln Park have reported a huge uptick in incidents, especially around Dayton/Halsted/Fremont and Armitage. Ald. Smith has actually responded and pledged more police patrols; not sure if she will, but at least she didn't ignore the situation.

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    1. Ms. Roll-call's talk is cheap.

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    2. @ 9:49AM:
      .....so do you mean to imply that Tommy StickyBuns and Mr Social Work HAVE ignored the situation?
      Because I sure as hell cannot imagine that would be the case! Really? I mean they're aldermen...in Chicago!

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