Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Garage Burglar Hits Clear-Ridge

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

Three garage burglaries in the area have prompted police to issue a warning.

Crime scenes include:

• 5500 block of South Melvina at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. 
• 5600 block of South Massasoit at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, April 2. 
• 5500 block of West 63rd Place at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, April 2. 

Police said the burglar is described as a Hispanic man age 35-40 and 220 pounds.

Those with useful information to share are encouraged to call CPD Area 1 detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P23-1-071.

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 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 crime, request contact information.  

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