Rash of residential burglaries hits West Town


Residents in West Town between Division and Grand, Milwaukee and Western have experienced a rash of burglaries, losing a range of property from backpacks and purses to jewelry, computer equipment and money during September.

These incidents are in Noble Square, Chicago/Grand area, East Village, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park, according to the Chicago Police Department's 12th District. 

Three offenders in six incidents have been described as:

  • Male, African American, 18-25 years of age, 6'00"
  • Male, White, 25-29 years of age, 6'00, 170 lbs.
  • Male, Hispanic 

The incidents were:

  • 1500 block of W. Thomas, Sept. 14, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • 1500 block of W. Chestnut, Sept. 26, 10:20 a.m.
  • 1500 block of W. Augusta, Sept. 27, 8:15 a.m.
  • 1400 block of W. Augusta, Sept. 28-29, between 9 p.m. and 12:45 a.m.
  • 900 block of N. Noble, Sept. 28, 2:10 a.m.
  • 1400 block of W. Augusta, Sept. 29, 1:01 a.m. 

Unknown offenders entered the following homes:

  • 2100 block of W. Division, Sept. 22, 10:30 p.m.
  • 1800 block of W. Race, between Sept. 22 – 28, at an unknown time
  • 700 block of N. Wolcott, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.
  • 1000 block of N. Damen Oct. 2, between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

What you can do

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Ensure all doors are locked prior to leaving
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
  • Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc...)
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
  • Ensure to have friends and family periodically check on your residence if gone for
  • extended periods of time
  • If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
  • Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible

If you have any information, please contact the Area Central Detectives at 312.747-8380.

Incident numbers are: JC446810, JC449044, JC450193, JC452615, JC451659, JC452589, JC444555,JC453148,JC454964 and JC451652.



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