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Warn of business heists in Wrightwood, Chicago Lawn

From staff reports

A cluster of early-morning burglaries of businesses in Wrightwood and Chicago Lawn has prompted police to issue a warning.

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Chicago Police Department

Crime scene include:

  • 7800 block of South Oakley on Oct. 19.
  • 3000 block of West 63rd Street on Oct. 21.
  • 8200 block of South Kedzie on Nov. 7.
  • 7800 block of South Kedzie on Nov. 9.
  • 7300 block of South Western on Nov. 9.

The burglar has been described as a Hispanic man 18-25 years of age, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot-1 and 150-180 pounds.

Those with useful information to share are asked to call Area 1 detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P21-1-160.

Police reminded 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.

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