Burglaries reported at plumbing businesses in Portage Park, Irving Park

In each incident, people used force to break into the rear of a business and took sewer inspection equipment and other expensive tools, Chicago police said.

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A police officer was injured in an incident June 16, 2022, in Humboldt Park.

A string of burglaries were reported in April at plumbing businesses in Portage Park and Irving Park on the Northwest Side.

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Police are warning Northwest Side residents of a string of recent burglaries reported at plumbing businesses in Portage Park and Irving Park.

In each incident, people used force to break into the rear of a business and took sewer inspection equipment and other expensive tools, Chicago police said. Once, the burglars broke into a parked work van and took plumbing-related tools, police said.

The burglaries happened:

  • Between 6 p.m. April 16 and 9:30 p.m. April 19 in the 6300 block of West Irving ParkRoad;
  • Between 11 p.m. April 19 and 7 a.m. April 20 in the 4100 block of North Elston Avenue; and
  • Between 4 p.m. April 19 and 5:30 a.m. April 20 in the 3700 block of West Irving Park Road.

Police had no description of the burglars.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394.

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