Lincoln Park family wakes up to find their home burglarized (2 other homes on the same street have been struck this month)

Three burglaries have been reported on the 1000 and 1100 blocks of West Lill (red) this month. | Google

A Lincoln Park family woke up Wednesday morning to discover that their home had been burglarized while they slept. And police say the crime is just one of three break-ins on a two-block stretch of Lill Avenue this month.

The most recent victims found several valuable items including a purse taken from their home on the 1100 block of West Lill when they woke up around 7 a.m. on Sept. 11th, according to a police report. Police suspect the burglar slipped in through an open window.

Two more burglaries were reported in the 1000 block of Lill over the past week. One took place around 9 p.m. on Sept. 5th and the other at 5:40 p.m. on Sept. 10th.

Video footage from one of the burglarized homes showed the burglar to be a black male who stands about 5’5” tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Police are encouraging residents to ensure that their doors and windows are locked at all times. Tips regarding these crimes may be shared with Area North detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to pattern number P19-N-235.

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