Burglary alerts issued for Uptown, Andersonville

Police are warning residents of Andersonville and Uptown about four recent burglaries that have been reported on Magnolia Avenue. Investigators typically issue an alert when they believe a person or group is responsible for a series of crimes.

The first alert involves two burglaries on the 5500 block of North Magnolia on Aug. 8. Police said thieves entered two homes and stole property at 5:41 a.m. and again at 5:50 a.m. No description of the offender was released.

A separate alert warns residents of two break-ins on the 4800 block of North Magnolia. The first took place late on between 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 11. The other was on Aug. 13 between 7 p.m. and 9p.m. Again, police offered no descriptions of the offenders or details of how the thieves gained entry to the homes.

Both alerts advise residents to inform their neighbors about the burglaries and to pay attention to people who are loitering in the area.

Information about the incidents may be shared with Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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