Burglar targets West Side garages

The suspect is described as a 35 to 45-year-old man with short brown hair standing 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 and weighing 190 to 220 pounds, police said.

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Multiple garage burglaries have been reported since April 14, 2020, in Hermosa, Austin and Humboldt Park on the West Side.

Multiple garage burglaries have been reported since April 14, 2020, in Hermosa, Austin and Humboldt Park on the West Side.

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Police are warning residents about a series of garage burglaries since last month in Austin, Hermosa and Humboldt Park on the West Side.

In each case, a man entered a garage through an unlocked side door or forced the door open, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The burglaries occurred:

  • About 3:20 p.m. April 14 in the 1800 block of North Mason Avenue;
  • About noon April 15 in the 1200 block of North Hamlin Avenue;
  • About 10:30 a.m. April 19 in the 2900 block of North Kenneth Avenue;
  • About 8 a.m. April 25 in the 4900 block of West Kamerling Avenue; and
  • At 2:19 p.m. May 5 in the 1900 block of North Lowell Avenue.

The suspect is described as a 35 to 45-year-old man with short brown hair standing 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 and weighing 190 to 220 pounds, police said.

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

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