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:

11/8/2015 3500 N WILTON AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/8/2015 1000 W ROSCOE ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE-GARAGE
11/9/2015 3100 N KENMORE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/11/2015 2700 N BOSWORTH AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/11/2015 1900 W FLETCHER ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/11/2015 600 W BRIAR PL FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/12/2015 3500 N PINE GROVE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/12/2015 2600 N MAGNOLIA AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/12/2015 1300 W MELROSE ST FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/12/2015 1200 W LILL AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/13/2015 1200 W ROSCOE ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/14/2015 1400 W ROSCOE ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/14/2015 1000 W CORNELIA AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE

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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