SEE YA IN HELL: Even Churches Are Being Targeted In On-Going Burglary Surge

Even this Boystown church was targeted by burglars. (Image: Google)

It seems no one and no place is off-limits for the sleazy thieves who are responsible for launching burglary rates into the stratosphere this year. Three burglaries were reported in our immediate area Monday evening alone.

Among recent victims are two churches, a nail salon, and far too many homeowners.

Details:

• The Chicagoland Community Church, 836 W. Aldine, discovered that their house of worship had been forcibly entered and burgled Monday evening.

• A passer-by Sunday found a brick tossed through a window and the front door kicked in at The J Nail Club, 1464 W. Fullerton, near the DePaul campus.

• Residential break-ins were reported Sunday and Monday in the 600 block of W. Waveland; the 3500 block of N. Sheffield; and the 2700 block of N. Pine Grove.

Here are details of other recent burglaries that have been confirmed by 19th district police:
DATE BLOCK TYPE OF ENTRY LOCATION
3/10/2016 2600 N WILTON AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/10/2016 1100 W DIVERSEY PKWY UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
3/12/2016 4400 N SHERIDAN RD FORCIBLE ENTRY RETAIL STORE
3/12/2016 4400 N ASHLAND AVE HOME INVASION APARTMENT
3/13/2016 2700 N MAGNOLIA AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/15/2016 2700 W LAWRENCE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
3/15/2016 900 W GEORGE ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/15/2016 3700 N BROADWAY UNLAWFUL ENTRY BAR OR TAVERN
3/15/2016 1400 W GRACE ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/15/2016 2400 W BELMONT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/16/2016 2100 W MONTROSE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
3/16/2016 1200 W ROSCOE ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
3/17/2016 4400 N WOLCOTT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
3/17/2016 3700 N SHEFFIELD AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY GARAGE
3/18/2016 3700 N ASHLAND AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY OTHER
3/19/2016 3700 N CLARK ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESTAURANT
3/19/2016 1900 W LELAND AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY CHURCH
3/19/2016 2100 W WARNER AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
“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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