Lakeview burglary alert issued — one block struck 3 times

Approximate locations of the burglaries included in Monday’s alert

Chicago police are warning about a spike of burglaries the Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhood. The surge appears to be part of an overall increase in robberies across the east end of Lakeview since mid-October.

In a community alert issued Monday, police said they have identified a burglary pattern in which one or more intruders enter victims’ residences through unlocked doors or by forcing doors or windows open. Once inside, valuables are taken from the home.

Detectives typically issue a community alert when they believe a series of crimes are the work of a single person or group.

Break-ins linked to the pattern have been reported in:

• the 900 block of West Cornelia between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2
• the 3200 block of North Kenmore on Dec. 1 or Dec. 2
• the 800 block of West Cornelia on the evening of Dec. 6
• the 900 block of West Cornelia between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 7
• the 3400 block of North Lakewood between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11
• the 3300 block of North Kenmore on Dec. 15 or Dec. 16

No description of the burglar was offered in the police alert.

Anyone with information about the burglaries may contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P18-N-323.
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