Package, mail burglars targeting buildings in Ravenswood, Lincoln Park

A mail and package theft team has forced their way into multi-unit residential buildings on one Ravenswood block four times since Christmas Eve, police said Friday in a community alert. The same crew struck again twice this week in Lincoln Park.

Police said the team of two men and two women has taken packages and mail from buildings on the 3900 block of North Ravenswood at 2:33 p.m. on Christmas Eve; 3:40 a.m. on Christmas Day; 2 a.m. on January 8; and 9:15 a.m. on January 10.

This week, they moved to Lincoln Park and targeted building on the 2700 block of North Hampden at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday and the 2600 block of North Clybourn at midnight Wednesday, according to the alert.

Detectives said the thieves are two men and two women of unknown race with light complexions between 20- and 30-years-old.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern 21-3-017.

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