Thursday, January 19, 2023

Warn of burglars in Garfield Ridge

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

A cluster of residential burglaries in Garfield Ridge has prompted police to issue a warning to the community.

 Crime scenes include:
5200 block of South Normandy on Jan. 1.  
5600 block of South Mobile on Jan. 7.  
5300 block of South Mason on Jan. 10.  
6000 block of West 60th Street on Jan. 10.  
6800 block of West 60th Place on Jan. 15.  
5400 block of South Newland on Jan. 17.  
5400 block of South Melvina on Jan. 17.  
5300 block of South Neenah on Jan. 17.  
The burglars were described as Hispanic men of various ages, heights and weights.

Those with useful information to share about the crimes are asked to call CPD Area 1 detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P23-1-014.

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 footage is available, save a copy of the incident for detectives.  
• 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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