Friday, November 29, 2019

Burglars Hitting Western Garfield Ridge

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

A burglary crew appears to be hitting the west end of Garfield
Ridge, according to an alert issued today by CPD.

Police said the cluster of five crimes involved homes and/or garages.

Crime scenes (and when the crime occurred and/or was discovered) included:

• 5500 block of South Natchez at about 7 a.m. Thursday, November 21.

• 5600 block of South Oak Park at about 5 a.m. Saturday, November 23.

• 5300 block of South Natchez at about 3:10 p.m. Saturday, November 23.

• 5200 block of South Neva at about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, November 27.

• 5300 block of South Neenah at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 27.

Police described the criminals as:

• a black man age 18-25;
• a Hispanic man about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11, 240-260 pounds.
• a Hispanic man about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, 150-165 pounds.

Those with useful information to share about any or all the crimes are encouraged to call CPD Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P19-1-388

In the wake of the crimes, police advise:

• 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.

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