Police are cautioning residents of the Austin neighborhood on the West Side after four residential burglaries were reported within blocks of each other in recent weeks.
According to a community alert from Chicago Police, the burglaries occurred:
-On Nov. 10 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Ohio;
-On Nov. 16 about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of North Laramie;
-On Nov. 21 between 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the 5300 block of West Ohio;
-On Nov. 23 between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the 500 block of North Lockwood.
In each case, the burglars forced their way into homes through the rear door or window and took property from inside, police said.
In the burglary on Laramie, three black males were seen loading property onto a gray Toyota truck, police said.
Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.