Business Alert: 12th Police District Burglaries


To date this month in the 12th Police District (Near West) there have been two burglaries of small businesses. In these incidents the offender uses a rock or brick to break the front glass of the business to gain entry.

Incident times and locations

  • • 2500 block of W. Chicago Ave. on Nov. 4 during early morning hours
  • • 2400 block of W. Division St. on Nov. 4 during early morning hours

What you can do

  • Keep the perimeter of your property well lit
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • Keep doors and windows secured
  • Immediately repair any broken windows, doors or locks
  • If video surveillance is available, save and make a copy of the incident for investigating detectives
  • If you are a victim do not touch anything, call police immediately
  • If approached by a witness to the incident request contact information

If you have any information about these incidents or the offenders, please contact the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at 312.747.8382.

Case references are: HX-494433 and HX494180.



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