The warning is the latest in a series from cops as the number of reported break-ins has soared.
Comparing January 1 to March 10 this year with the same period in 2015, burglaries...
...are up 78% in the 19th police district (144 this year vs 81 last year)
...are up 133% in Lakeview (98 vs 42 last year)
...are up 265% in the 44th ward, represented by Ald. Tom Tunney (73 vs. 20)While the newest alert does not reveal that the victims' cars were stolen, there's a clue in the warning's "what you can do" section:
"Always ensure...keys and key fobs are kept secured and out of plain sight."Of course, you knew that cars were taken because you're a dedicated CWB Chicago reader and you saw our report last week.
Among the latest break-ins:
• Burglars kicked their way into the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course clubhouse last Thursday and took a cash drawer, which was empty.
• Burglars forced their way into a home in the 1000 block of W. Wellington Tuesday and helped themselves to the homeowner's property.
These cases have also been confirmed by Chicago police:
|DATE AND TIME REPORTED||BLOCK||TYPE OF ENTRY||LOCATION|
|3/1/2016 8:15:00||2700 N HAMPDEN CT||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/1/2016 18:30:00||1200 W NEWPORT AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||GARAGE|
|3/2/2016 14:51:24||1300 W ADDISON ST||FORCIBLE ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|3/3/2016 1:48:00||1400 W MONTROSE AVE||FORCIBLE ENTRY||RESTAURANT|
|3/4/2016 6:00:00||500 W HAWTHORNE PL||FORCIBLE ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|3/4/2016 8:00:00||3600 N HERMITAGE AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/4/2016 8:30:00||3900 N SOUTHPORT AVE||FORCIBLE ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|3/4/2016 18:30:00||1900 W BYRON ST||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/4/2016 19:50:00||2600 N MILDRED AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||GARAGE|
|3/5/2016 16:00:00||3700 N CLARK ST||FORCIBLE ENTRY||BAR OR TAVERN|
|3/7/2016 8:30:00||3200 N CLARK ST||FORCIBLE ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/7/2016 11:00:00||800 W ALDINE AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|3/7/2016 18:20:00||3600 N GREENVIEW AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/8/2016 8:00:00||3000 N RACINE AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/8/2016 11:15:00||1300 W NEWPORT AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|3/8/2016 23:00:00||3300 N CLARK ST||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||RESTAURANT|
|3/10/2016 6:00:00||2600 N WILTON AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|3/10/2016 7:30:00||1100 W DIVERSEY PKWY||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|"Forcible entry" means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. "Unlawful Entry" means that no force was used--a window left unlocked, for example.|