Sunday, March 3, 2019

Cops warn of burglaries in West Lawn

A recent cluster of residential burglaries in West Lawn has
promoted CPD to issue a community alert.

In all incidents the offenders “gained entry and took property,” the CPD alert read.

Crime scenes include:

• 6400 block of South Kenneth on February 8.
• 5800 block of South Kildare on February 8.
• 6400 block of South Kenneth on February 9.
• 6100 block of South Kolin on February 9.
• 6200 block of South Kolin on February 13.
• 5900 block of South Karlov on February 17.
• 6000 block of South Komensky on March 1.

In the wake of the crimes, police are advising everyone:

• 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.
• Make an agreement with your neighbors to watch each other's homes for suspicious activity.
• If you are a victim, do not touch anything. Call police immediately
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information.

Those with useful information to share are encouraged to call CPD Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380 and mention crime pattern P19-1-070.

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