WANTED: Cops Seek Man In Auto Break-Ins, Burglaries

Chicago Police Department

Chicago police detectives are trying to track down a suspect in several residential and vehicle break-ins throughout our area over the past few months.

The suspect, described as a bald, heavyset black man with a mustache, often uses a shopping cart to haul away stolen items, police say. Most of the incidents have occurred late at night or during overnight hours.

Chicago Police Department

He is wanted in connection with:

• Breaking into vehicles in the parking garage at 918 Belmont around 11PM on April 19. A CWB reader reported that “a dozen cars or so” were targeted in this incident.

• Breaking into 15 cars in a residential garage at 607 Wrightwood early on March 17.

• The break-in of a medical office in the 2700 block of Racine on April 1.

• Auto break-ins in the 1200 block of Diversey on March 31 and the 500 block of Briar on February 7.

• A garage break-in in the 500 block of Briar on February 23.

Anyone with information on this man is asked to call Detective Robert Ross at (312)744-8263 or call 911 if he is seen in action.

You can download and print CPDs flyer on this case for sharing with neighbors.

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