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Five burglaries reported in Belmont Cragin in last two weeks

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Five home burglaries have been reported in the last two weeks in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood.

The suspect forcibly enters the front or back door of a home, or climbs in through an unlocked window and takes miscellaneous property, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

The burglaries happened:

  • between 8 a.m. April 28 and 11 p.m. April 29 in the 2400 block of North Leclaire;
  • between 6 p.m. April 29 and 2 p.m. April 30 in the 4900 block of West George;
  • between 1:40-2 p.m. May 1 in the 5000 block of West Deming;
  • at 3 p.m. May 8 in the 5000 block of West Drummond; and
  • at 5:30 a.m. May 9 and again at 7 a.m. May 10 in the 4900 block of West Nelson.

After one of the burglaries, the suspect was seen leaving the area carrying a bag filled with miscellaneous items, police said. He was described a black male between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot, and 150-170 pounds with short black hair and dark complexion.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 744-8263.