Police are cautioning residents and business owners in Rogers Park after several burglaries were recently reported in the area.
The commercial burglaries both occurred in the 7600 block of North Sheridan, with the first on Feb. 20 about 12:20 a.m., according to an alert from Area North detectives. The other was reported about 5:20 a.m. on March 8.
In both cases, a suspect threw a blunt object through a window to get inside and took alcohol, cash and cigarettes, police said.
In the first burglary, the suspect was described as a person wearing a light-colored ski mask, black pants and a puffy, white, hooded jacket, police said. They were also wearing white gloves and black gym shoes with light-colored soles.
In the other commercial burglary, the suspect was described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old, standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, police said.
The three residential burglaries were reported on March 2 and 3, police said.
The first was in the 1400 block of West Jonquil about 7:30 p.m. on March 2. The second, which occurred on the same day, was in the 1600 block of West Juneway about 10 p.m. Another burglary in the same block was reported on March 3 about 4 p.m., police said.
In each incident, one or more suspects punched out the rear window of a residence, pried the door lock and then kicked the door in, police said. A description of the suspects was not available.
Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.