Cops looking for man who burglarized a Boystown apartment building on Friday

Chicago police say this man committed a burglary in the 900 block of West Cornelia on January 6, 2023. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are trying to identify the burglar who broke into a Boystown courtyard building on Friday afternoon. The Town Hall (19th) District tweeted a surveillance image of the man, saying that he committed a burglary in the 900 block of West Cornelia.

Another burglary was reported that afternoon in the 3700 block of North Sheffield. Around 2:40 p.m., a building manager called 911 to say that a man was sawing the lock off a bike inside a storage room, according to a CPD report. The burglar got away with the bike before the police arrived. The report said a witness described the thief as a short Black male wearing all-black clothing.

It’s unclear if the two crimes are related, but they occurred around the same time, about a half-mile apart.

Anyone with information about the man in the surveillance image can call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 and reference case #JG-106774.

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