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:

Date Block Type of Burglary Location
11/15/2015 4600 N BROADWAY FORCIBLE ENTRY SMALL RETAIL STORE
11/16/2015 2600 N BURLING ST FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/18/2015 3800 N MARSHFIELD AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE-GARAGE
11/19/2015 600 W BUCKINGHAM PL UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/19/2015 3000 N RACINE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/20/2015 4600 N SHERIDAN RD UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/21/2015 2000 W BARRY AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/22/2015 3800 N GREENVIEW AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/26/2015 1900 W ADDISON ST Unknown RESIDENCE

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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