Thursday, October 31, 2019

Police Warn of Business Break-Ins

A cluster of burglaries of businesses in the Archer Heights
area in October has prompted CPD to issue a warning.

"In these incidents offender(s) force entry through the front of a business and remove property from within," the CPD alert read.

Crime scenes include:

• 4600 block of South Cicero at about 7:20 a.m. October 3.
• 4300 block of West 47th Street at about 10 p.m. October 6.
• 5200 block of South Archer at 9:54 a.m. October 8.
• 4800 block of South Archer at about 7 p.m. October 9.
• 4800 block of South Cicero at about 8:30 a.m. October 10.
• 4800 block of South Cicero at about 8:50 a.m. October 29.

Police advise business owners:
• 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.

Those with useful information to share about the crimes are asked to call the CPD  Bureau of Detectives – Area Central
at (312) 747-8382 and refer to crime pattern P19-1-361.

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