Police warn of home burglaries on West Side

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Police are cautioning West Side residents after a series of home burglaries in the Austin neighborhood.

Someone broke in through the rear doors of apartment units and homes on four separate occasions last month to steal property, according to a community alert from Austin District Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:

–on Feb. 2, about 10:40 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Congress;

–on Feb. 24, between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the 100 block of South Leamington;

–on Feb. 24, between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Washington; and

–sometime between Feb. 22 and 25 in the 100 block of South Leamington.

A burglar was spotted kicking at the rear door of a home in on of the incidents, the alert said. Police described him as a black male between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, weighing between 170 and 190 pounds.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8262.

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