4 burglaries in 2 days spark police alert for North Center

Approximate locations of the burglaries. | Multiplottr

A community alert has been issued for the North Center neighborhood after four homes were burglarized in two days, according to information released by Chicago police.

Detectives typically release community alerts when they believe a person or group is responsible for a series of crimes.

The North Center burglar has been entering homes through unlocked windows during the morning and afternoon hours, police said. In one case, he pushed a window air conditioner unit into the home and then climbed in. Police said he leaves through the front or rear door after collecting valuables from the homes.

One burglary occurred on Sept. 12 at 12:48 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Hutchinson. The other three incidents took place Sept. 13: On the 2100 block of West Irving Park; on the 3500 block of North Damen; and on the 4100 block of North Wolcott, according to the alert.

The burglar is described as a black male who wears dark clothing and stands 6’3” to 6’5” tall.

Police are encouraging residents to ensure that their windows and doors are locked at all times. Special attention should be paid to suspicious people in the area, police said.

Any information about the incidents may be given to Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.