Police warn of home burglaries in Austin

SHARE Police warn of home burglaries in Austin
SHARE Police warn of home burglaries in Austin

Police issued an alert Wednesday warning residents of recent home burglaries in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The burglars force their way into a home through the front or back door — usually by kicking or prying the door in — during the daytime hours and steal property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:

— in the 5200 block of West Congress between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on March 21;

— in the 5200 block of West Jackson between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on March 23;

— and in the 5200 block of West Washington between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 1.

Residents are advised to ensure all windows and doors are locked, and report suspicious individuals. Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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