Burglar targeting Lakeview apartments while victims sleep inside, cops say

Police are warning Wrigleyville and Boystown residents about a burglar who is breaking into homes while people are sleeping inside. The prowler has struck three times this month, according to a community alert from Area Three detectives.

They did not provide any description of the offender, who enters apartments while victims are asleep for the night and leaves with small, valuable items that are easily carried.

Approximate locations of the burglaries.

Detectives linked three burglaries to crime pattern:

  • in the 3900 block of North Sheridan between 9:30 p.m. on April 1 and 9:30 a.m. on April 2
  • in the 800 block of West Buckingham between 11:30 p.m. on April 6 and 6:30 a.m. on April 7
  • in the 3300 block of North Clark between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. on April 7

Police did not say how the intruder is entering the apartments.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding community alert #P21-3-051.

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