|Approximate locations of the burglaries. | Multiplottr|
Chicago police have issued a community alert after a series of burglaries were reported in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Police said at least eight home break-ins this month are likely connected to the same man who has entered residences through unlocked doors or windows. Once inside, the thief has taken computers, jewelry, power tools, and cash, according to the alert.
Related burglaries were carried out on the afternoon of April 1st in the 1100 block of West Armitage; on the evening of April 2nd in the 1700 block of North North Park and the 2100 block of North Seminary; during the day on April 8th in the 2200 block of North Bissell; during the evening of April 15th in the 1900 block of North Kenmore; in the 2200 block of North Racine on the evening of April 16th; in the 2200 block of North Clifton during the afternoon on April 17th; and during the evening of April 17th in the 1700 block of North Clybourn.
The offender is described only as a white or Hispanic male in the police alert.
Investigators are encouraging residents to keep their doors and windows locked and to ensure that home surveillance systems are functioning correctly.
Anyone with information about the crimes may contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 regarding pattern #P19-1-126 (CA).