CHICAGO (CBS) — Police issued a community alert Sunday about two burglars who have posed as electric company employees or interested renters and found their way into people’s homes on the South and Southwest sides.
The incidents occurred through the month of December, police said. One burglar would distract the victim, while the other took personal items from different areas of the victim’s home, police said.READ MORE: Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A Half, Despite Hefty Fees To Contractor
The incidents happened in the Brighton Park and Bridgeport communities, at the following times and locations:
• At 2:49 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the 5200 block of South Fairfield Avenue;READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
• At 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the 500 block of West 28th Street.
Two men were involved in both burglaries, police said.
When someone comes to the front door, police advise that you ask for company credentials – and keep them out of your home while calling 911 if something feels suspicious.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.