Burglary alert issued for Lincoln Park, Near North

Approximate locations of the five burglaries. | Multiplottr

Chicago police are warning about a two-man burglary team is forcing its way into homes in the Near North and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Detectives have linked at least five break-ins to the pair since Jan. 11.

Area Central detectives said in a community alert this weekend that the burglars are forcing their way into residences through front and side doors during afternoon and evening hours.

They struck on the 900 block of West Concord during the evening of Jan. 11; the 1000 block of North Orleans on the afternoon of Jan. 16; the 1100 block of North Howe on the afternoon of Jan. 17; and in the 2100 block of North Sedgwick and the 1400 block of North Larrabee on the afternoon of Jan. 22.

Police said the two burglars are black, 5’9” to 6’1” tall, 160 to 200 pounds, and 25-30 years old.

Anyone with information about them can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 regarding pattern P20-1-038.

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