Police are warning about a burglar who is targeting condo building garages in the West Loop.
Since August 22, the thief has used a pry tool to break into at least seven condo building garages in the neighborhood, according to a community alert from Area Three detectives. Once inside, the man steals bicycles and escapes. The break-ins were reported:
- in the 1100 block of West Washington at 5:30 a.m. on August 22
- in the 1300 block of West Madison at 2 a.m. on August 28
- in the 1300 block of West Madison at 1 p.m. on August 28
- in the 1100 block of West Washington sometime on September 4-5
- in the 1100 block of West Madison at 6 a.m. on September 6
- at 20 North Racine sometime on September 6-7
- in the 1200 block of West Washington between September 9 and 12
Police said the suspect is a Black male between 50- and 60-years-old who stands 5-feet to 5’6” tall and weighs 170 to 190 pounds.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three investigators at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P20-3-172.