As Home Burglaries Continue, Detectives Finally Issue Alert

Detectives today finally issued an alert to warn residents of home burglaries in our area.

Unfortunately, they only listed 3 break-ins tied to a specific pattern in the alert, so the scope of the nearly two-month-long problem is not evident.

How many burglaries have there been?

Well, between November 1 and December 31, 2015, the three police beats that cover Wrigleyville and Boystown recorded 45 burglaries.

That’s almost double the 23 burglaries reported during the same period in 2014. In 2013, the area had 28 burglaries during November and December.

Here’s a look at the latest batch of break-ins recorded by CWB editors.

According to a source, the bulk of forced-entry burglaries to homes are taking place by prying or kicking back doors.

December 27
• 1400 block of W. Henderson
• 500 block of W. Surf
• 3700 block of N. Lakewood

December 28
• 3700 block of N. Ashland
• 3500 block of N. Lakewood
• At 6:10PM, Urban Outfitters, 651 W. Diversey, reports that $2,300 has been taken from its safe.

December 30
• 800 block of W. Altgeld

December 31
• 1200 block of W. Cornelia

January 1
• 3700 block of N. Lakewood
• 1100 block of W. Patterson

January 2
• 3700 block of N. Lakewood (Attempt. Homeowner scared away two offenders who tried to pry open her back door. They were wearing ski masks, she said.)
• 3400 block of  N. Bosworth

January 3
• 3700 block of N. Wayne
• 1500 block of W. Cornelia
• 1500 block of W. Melrose

January 4
• 3700 block of N. Kenmore

Other break-ins that have been confirmed since our last burglary update on December 28:

Date Reported Block Type of Entry Location
Tuesday, December 22 500 W SURF ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
Tuesday, December 22 800 W NEWPORT AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
Wednesday, December 23 1200 W HENDERSON ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
Wednesday, December 23 400 W BARRY AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
Thursday, December 24 3300 N HALSTED ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESTAURANT
Saturday, December 26 1400 W HENDERSON ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
Sunday, December 27 3000 N BROADWAY FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENTIAL YARD
Monday, December 28 1400 W SCHOOL ST ATTEMPT FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
“Forcible entry” means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. “Unlawful Entry” means that no force was used–a window left unlocked, for example.
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