Cops warn of burglary pattern in Lakeview

Approximate locations of four burglaries listed in the CPD alert. | Multiplottr

Detectives have connected four recent burglaries in the Lakeview neighborhood to two thieves who are generally entering residences through unlocked doors. That’s according to a new community alert from Chicago police.

The burglars enter homes through front or back doors during evening hours and help themselves to the victim’s property before fleeing, police said. Detectives said the men forced their way through a rear door in one case.

Police linked the following burglaries to the thieves:

  • 3300 block of North Kenmore at 7:57 p.m. on Nov. 1
  • 400 block of West Wellington at 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 4
  • 3200 block of North Racine at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10
  • 3200 block of North Clifton after 8 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Investigators said one offender is a black male, 30- to 45-years-old, 5’9” to 6-feet tall with a heavy build. The other man is black, 20- to 27-years-old, 5’8” to 6-feet tall, with a medium build.

The alert encouraged residents to lock their doors and windows at all times and to pay attention to suspicious people in the area.

Anyone with information about the burglars can contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to pattern P19-3-304.

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