At least 20 cars stolen while parked in the Loop this month, CPD says

The approximate locations of the auto thefts. Multiple vehicles have been stolen from some addresses. (Multiplottr)

CHICAGO — Thieves have stolen at least 20 vehicles parked on the south end of the Loop this month, Chicago police said in a community alert on Sunday.

The thieves target unattended cars parked on streets and in parking garages. CPD says the thieves have broken side windows to gain entry to almost all of the cars.

Detectives have publicly linked 20 auto thefts to the crime pattern:

  • 600 block of South Financial on June 1 between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • first block of East 8th Street on June 3 between midnight and 5 p.m.
  • 800 block of South Financial on June 7 between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • 800 block of South Financial on June 8 at 3:30 a.m.
  • 600 block of South Financial on June 8 at 5 a.m.
  • first block of East 8th Street on June 8 or 9
  • 600 block of South State on June 9 at 3 p.m.
  • first block of East 9th Street on June 10 at 6 a.m.
  • 1100 block of South Clark on June 12 at 9 a.m.
  • 600 block of South LaSalle on June 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • 500 block of South Michigan on June 15 at 9 p.m.
  • 700 block of South Wabash on June 19 at 7:20 p.m.
  • 800 block of South State on June 19 or 20
  • 1100 block of South Wabash on June 20 at 11:48 p.m.
  • 600 block of South Clark on June 21 at 6:54 p.m.
  • 700 block of South Plymouth on June 21 at 10 p.m.
  • 200 block of West Polk between June 22 and 24
  • 500 block of South Financial on June 22 at 7:01 p.m.
  • 500 block of South Wells on June 26 or 27
  • 100 block of West 9th Street on June 29 at 3:15 p.m.

CPD’s alert did not include descriptions of the thieves or explain how the vehicles were being stolen.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact investigators at 312-744-8263.

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