Burglars Hitting Homes In Lincoln Park, Old Town

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning neighbors in the Lincoln Park and Old Town areas about burglars who have been hitting homes under the cover of night.

A community alert from Near North District police says the burglars are striking houses from Clark Street on the east to Halsted Street on the west, and from Armitage Avenue on the north to Division Street on the south. The zone includes the Old Town neighborhood, much of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Sandburg Village development and parts of the old Cabrini-Green area.

Police say the burglars have been striking between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and have been entering through unlocked doors or windows.

They usually target items they can easily grab and carry off, such as cash, keys, jewelry and electronic equipment, police said.

No description of the burglars is available. Police have not specified how many reports they have received about such incidents.

Police urge everyone to secure windows and doors and not to leave easily-accessible windows open. Also, window screens are not a security measure, police emphasize.

Also, police say if your home has an alarm system, it should be in good working order.

Anyone with information is asked to call Belmont Area police detectives, at (312) 744-8263.

  • Mohammed Bin

    Tyreese, no I disagree these are white guy breaking in, did you not read the article?

  • Hachipisali

    Come in the door’s unlocked!

  • Citizen for a Livable Chicago

    Sounds like a new police deployment to old town. Remember, Former Mayor Daley’s police detail can be re-deployed to old town. Why not, the tax payers are paying for it.

  • rufus

    I bet you that these are going to end up being some middle-aged white guys breaking into homes of law-abiding African-Americans.

    • Allan

      Where is there any mention of race in this story? Why does race need to be injected in to the conversation at all?

    • Jermain

      Highly doubtful. Most likely black Africans.

  • EX P O

    People who see something or someone suspicious should call 911 and can do it
    ANONYMOUSLY,the police will not come to your door to question you!!!

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