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Rash of car thefts reported in Belmont Cragin, Montclare

In each incident, someone steals a vehicle that was left running or with keys inside, police said.

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Several running vehicles were stolen since Jan. 2, 2021 in Belmont Craign and Montclare.
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Car thieves targeted several vehicles throughout January in Montclare and Belmont Craign on the Northwest Side.

In each incident, someone steals a vehicle that was left running or with keys inside, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The thefts happened:

  • about 7 a.m. Jan. 2 in the 2900 block of North Harlem Avenue;
  • about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 2900 block of North Meade Avenue;
  • about 11 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 2800 block of North Moody Avenue;
  • about 4 p.m. Jan. 6 in the 2800 block of North Newcastle Avenue;
  • about 10 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 7000 block of North Barry Avenue;
  • about 9:45 p.m. Jan. 17 in the 4800 block of West Wellington Avenue; and
  • about midnight Jan. 17 in the 3100 block of North LeClaire Avenue.

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