INTRUDERS: Suspect Vehicle Identified As Burglary Spree Rolls On

A rash of burglaries in our area and nearby neighborhoods has claimed even more victims since our October 30 report. Now, for the first time, CWB Chicago has information regarding a vehicle that may be involved.

That vehicle is a silver or gray Ford SUV, according to multiple witnesses.

At least six burglaries were reported last Thursday alone in a swath stretching from northern Lincoln Park to the Lakeview-Uptown border.

On Wednesday, a woman reported seeing someone attempt to break into her home in the 2700 block of Janssen around 8:15PM. Police arrived and found that the woman’s garage had been burglarized and her car was rifled through. The offenders were described as two black males between 16- and 20-years-old.

Less than two hours later, a homeowner crossed paths with two men who forcibly entered and burglarized a home in the 600 block of Briar. The offenders were described as two black men or one black man and a white man. They fled in the silver Ford SUV that would be seen again at other break-in locations.

And, just 30 minutes after the Briar case, a man returning home to the 1100 block of Roscoe found a stranger in his home. The intruder fled and the victim decline an offer to file a police report. (Free tip: They know what you have and they may be back soon.)

Six separate break-ins were reported over the course of 4 hours on Thursday: A forcible entry in the 2600 block of N. Magnolia; a burglary in the 1300 block of W. Lill in which the intruders forced their way through a screen and a door; another forced entry one block away in the 1200 block of W. Lill; a break-in to an apartment in the 4100 block of N. Kenmore; and a forcible-entry burglary in the 3500 block of N. Pine Grove.

In addition to those, an apartment complex in the 4200 block of N. Kenmore saw several units burglarized on Thursday.

The suspect silver Ford SUV apparently returned to the 2700 block of N. Janssen shortly after midnight on Saturday. A resident reported seeing men in her apartment building who didn’t belong there. They fled in the Ford.

The Chicago Police Department has also confirmed the following recent burglaries:

Date Block Type of burglary Building Type
10/29/2015 600 W WRIGHTWOOD AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/1/2015 900 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/1/2015 1000 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/2/2015 3400 N JANSSEN AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/2/2015 700 W DIVERSEY PKWY FORCIBLE ENTRY COMMERCIAL
11/3/2015 800 W ALTGELD ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/4/2015 500 W BELMONT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
11/4/2015 700 W CORNELIA AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/4/2015 2500 N SOUTHPORT AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
11/5/2015 1700 W GRACE ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
11/6/2015 1100 W WOLFRAM ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
11/6/2015 2700 N RACINE AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
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