More Break-Ins Saturday As ABC7 Profiles Woman Beaten In Wrigleyville Home Invasion

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Hopes that a two-month long burglary spree in our neighborhood would end with yesterday’s capture of three suspects following a brutal Wrigleyville home invasion have been dashed.

Two Boystown residents yesterday reported chasing intruders from their homes and at least one home was burglarized.

Around 7:30 Saturday night, a woman returning to her home in the 900 block of Newport discovered a back window open, her dog barking, and a man running out her back door.

At about the same time, another resident on the same block reported a burglary. (Update: As of 9 o’clock Sunday morning, this man is still waiting for an evidence technician to arrive.)

And, 40 minutes later, a man on the next block over reported that an unknown man had just run out of his apartment in the 900 block of Cornelia.

The Cornelia resident described the offender as being a black man in his mid- to late-20’s who was wearing a gray beanie hat and a gray or blue hoodie.

Yesterday’s home invasion victim. (ABC7)

ABC7 Home Invasion Report

Friends and family of the 77-year-old Wrigleyville woman who was severely beaten in yesterday morning’s home invasion at 3640 N. Magnolia spoke with ABC7’s John Garcia and Evelyn Holmes.

The video report, posted HERE, is solid on the facts and it provides a touching introduction to the victim.

Other Reports

The city’s crime reporting portals are not updating properly as we post this. However, the following burglaries have been confirmed through other sources since our last update on the break-in spree:

Wednesday, January 6:  700 block of W. Belmont. Penthouse apartment. Forcible entry burglary.

Thursday, January 7: 3100 block of N. Kenmore. Unlawful entry burglary to an apartment.

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