Two men posing as Chicago city workers wanted in string of burglaries

The men have targeted elderly homeowners a half-dozen times over the past month.

SHARE Two men posing as Chicago city workers wanted in string of burglaries
A Chicago Police Department officer.

Sun-Times file

Chicago police are alerting residents to a string of home burglaries by a pair posing as city employees.

The men have targeted elderly homeowners a half-dozen times over the past month, police said in a community alert.

One of them distracts the homeowner while pretending to be a Chicago Water Department worker or a tree cutter, while the other enters the home and steals jewelry and money.

The burglaries happened:

  • About 6:30 p.m. May 3 in the 2200 block of West Armitage Avenue;
  • About 7:45 p.m. May 21 in the 6500 block of North Springfield;
  • About 8 p.m. May 21 in the 1600 block of West 32nd;
  • About 8:40 p.m. May 21 in the 2100 block of South Tan;
  • About 6:30 p.m. May 24 in the 4600 block of North Maria;
  • About 5 p.m. May 27 in the 3000 block of North Osceola.

The men, both in their 40s, wore green safety vests and drove a dark blue Dodge Ram truck, police said.

The Latest
Emy Wardle was the difference in the Irish’s 48-46 IHSA Class 2A state championship win over Nashville on Saturday at Illinois State’s CEFCU Arena.
Manager Craig Counsell also gave updates on Patrick Wisdom, Jameson Taillon, Garrett Cooper and Dominic Smith.
Cease’s stuff is crisp over two innings of first spring start
In the early days of the AIDS crisis, the Northwestern University professor was a leading academic researcher who advocated for compassionate care of patients.
NFL teams seem fine with Williams being himself, or at minimum are giving far more weight to his play than anything else. Scouts acknowledged various concerns, but reached the same conclusion: They’d take Williams in a heartbeat.