Thieves stealing loads of mail from North Side apartment buildings

Thieves stole large volumes of mail and packages from three North Side apartment complexes last week, according to an alert from Chicago police.

The offenders entered large residential buildings in Lakeview, Uptown, and Lincoln Square and then forced their way into banks of mailboxes. They stole all of the mail and packages from each building, police said.

According to the alert, the thefts took place on the 600 block of West Sheridan at 5:05 p.m. April 26; on the 4300 block of North Kenmore at 1:45 p.m. April 27; and on the 4600 block of North Winchester at 10:40 p.m. April 27.

A man and a woman who wore masks carried out the Sheridan theft. The Kenmore suspect is a black male between 30- and 35-years-old, who stands 5’6” to 5’9” tall, police said in the alert. A dark four-door sedan and a white SUV were used by the offenders.

Anyone with information about the incidents can contact Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P20-3-097.

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