Burglars Strike While Lakeview Man Showers — But Cops Track ’em Down; 2 Arrested

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A Lakeview college student helped cops track down two burglary offenders this morning after they broke into his apartment while he showered. Charges are pending.

The man called police when he realized that someone had come into his apartment to steal his sister’s purse while he hosed off in the 3800 block of North Kenmore around 10:45 this morning.

Using the man’s descriptions of the offenders, police stopped a southbound Red Line at the Belmont station moments later and found the duo onboard.

The freshly-showered 20-something identified both burglars and police recovered his sister’s belongings, police said.

A source said one offender forced his way through a back window while the second suspect played look-out.

We will have more details on the offenders after charges are finalized.

In Other Burglary News…

Burglaries this year continue to be reported at 2016’s escalated pace, according to city data. At least two other Lakeview residents have called the police to report burglaries in progress at their homes since Friday:

• At 2 p.m. yesterday, a man found an unknown burglar standing in his bedroom in the 1100 block of West Addison. The man said the offender fled with two other men. He did not file a report because he did not notice anything missing.

• On Friday evening, an unknown person tried to pry open a woman’s rear door in the 600 block of West Waveland. The woman was home, and all of her lights were on at the time of the burglary attempt, police said.

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