Sneaky Daytime Burglar Strikes In Lakeview (And There Are Plenty More Just Like Him!)

Image of a burglar who struck near Diversey and Southport on Monday. | Facebook

They’re some of the sneakiest and creepiest criminals around. They’re the ones who prowl around gangways and back porches, looking for loose windows, vulnerable, and something valuable inside. They don’t care if a house is occupied. If they can get in and grab a laptop or car keys, they’re pretty sure they can outrun anybody who might give chase.

One of these guys struck Monday afternoon near Diversey and Southport.

The victim told a Facebook group that she was home with her youngest daughter when the man seen here quietly slipped into her house around 12:50 p.m. The family never uses the side window she said.

It wasn’t until 1:40 p.m. that she discovered the window open and the screen cut out.

“Naturally, I panicked,” she said. “The police came and cleared my house.”

That’s when she noticed that the burglar managed to get away with her laptop and handbag. “Meaning he was actually in my house.”

“So, it looks like I’m back to alarming the house constantly, even when home during the day,” she wrote to the group.

CWB’s team strongly recommends that all valuables be kept from outside view. Close the curtains and lock the windows. First-floor homes and homes with back porches are most vulnerable to these sneaks. We’ve frequently reported on summertime burglars who stand on patio furniture to peek into homes and gain access to first-floor units.

These quick-hit specialists look for keys, purses, computers, iPads, and anything else within easy reach of the window. Don’t invite them in.

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