By Tim Hadac
Southwest Chicago Post
A cluster of thefts from vehicles in the Garfield Ridge area has prompted police to issue a community alert.
Crime scenes include:
• 5200 block of South Moody at about 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.
• 5600 block of South Menard at about 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.
• 6200 block of South Nashville at about 7:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.
• 5600 block of South Newland at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
• 5800 block of South Sayre at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
• 5700 block of South Rutherford at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
• 5700 block of South Nottingham at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
• 5600 block of South Moody at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Police did not say if the times given are times the crimes occurred or the times the crimes were discovered.
The thieves are described as one to four men age 18-30, wearing dark clothing.
Those with useful information to share about the crimes are encouraged to call CPD Area 1 detectives at (312) 747-8430 and refer to crime pattern P23-1-048.
In the wake of the crimes, police advise:
• Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.
• Pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area.
• Do not leave your car unlocked.
• Do not leave any valuables visible.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s), including any vehicle description and license plate information.