Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lakeview Woman Awakened By Late Night Home Invasion

Police are looking for at least one offender after a Lakeview woman was awakened during a home invasion in the 3000 block of N. Sheffield late Tuesday.

Image: WILX-TV
The victim told police that the invader—described only as a young black male—took clothing, credit cards, and her 2010 Audi A4 around 11:15 last night.

Officers on patrol remembered seeing the dark blue Audi four-door traveling westbound in the 2000 block of W. Diversey moments after the crime, but they did no know that the vehicle was wanted because police had not yet been provided with a detailed description of the stolen car.

Investigators later determined that one of the victim’s credit cards was used at a Citgo service station within an hour of the break-in.

A detective who has been investigating a pattern of burglaries that involve auto thefts said that many of the stolen cars are being recovered in the South Side’s Englewood and Gresham neighborhoods.
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  1. Do Citgo stations have cameras?

  2. I think thats 3 blocks from the alderpersons office. Getting closer to home - Tom . . . . .

  3. If they know all these cars are ending up in Englewood, they can track their origins by VIN and registration info and send more police patrols where necessary.

  4. Any more details on this? Aside from her car and some possessions being stolen, what's strikingly absent in this story is how terrifying this must have been. It's one of my biggest fears waking up to find someone in my house...

  5. We moved from Lakeview to Lake Forest last year. 40 miles away but worth it. Great schools and ZERO crime.