Crew has burglarized plumbing, electrical shops 21 times this year, Chicago police say (video)

Burglars targeted a shop in the 4300 block of West Chicago Avenue earlier this year. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — At least 21 times this year, burglary crews have forced their way into plumbing and electrical businesses across Chicago’s North and West sides to steal expensive tools and equipment. While Chicago police have warned businesses about the groups before, no arrests have been made.

Now, detectives are giving the public their first look at the suspects. The clips show burglars targeting the same business twice — once on February 19 and again on February 21 — in the 4300 block of West Chicago Avenue.

Each time, the burglars gained access by backing a vehicle into an overhead door. Then, they quickly collected items from inside and drove away. Check out the video:

Police say the crew burglarized businesses:

  • in the 4300 block of North Lincoln on January 18 at 6 a.m.
  • in the 1100 block of West Webster between January 18 and February 13
  • in the 1100 block of West Webster on February 6 at 12:30 p.m.
  • in the 3900 block of North Central on February 7 at 2:02 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Lincoln on February 7 at 5 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Lincoln on February 12 at 4:16 a.m.
  • in the 4200 block of West Hirsh on February 14 at 1:28 a.m.
  • in the 1700 block of West Hirsh on February 14 at 2:02 a.m.
  • in the 3800 block of West Chicago on February 14 at 2:15 a.m.
  • in the 800 block of North Keystone on February 14 at 2:30 a.m.
  • in the 1100 block of West Webster on February 14 at 3:14 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of West Chicago on February 19 at 4:22 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of West Chicago on February 21 at 2:36 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Lincoln on March 2 between 4:50 a.m. and 5:08 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Kilpatrick on March 5 at 4:32 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Kilpatrick on March 6 at 2:20 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Kilpatrick on March 6 at 5 a.m.
  • in the 3500 block of West Lake on March 8 at 2:48 a.m.
  • in the 4300 block of North Kilpatrick on March 8 at 4:02 a.m.
  • in the 3500 block of North Cicero on March 8 at 4:55 a.m.
  • in the 2300 block of West Nelson on March 9 at 3:55 a.m.

Detectives from Areas Three, Four, and Five are working the case. Area Three can be contacted at 312-744-8263. Refer to crime pattern 24-CWP-011B.

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