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Burglars targeting Northwest Side garages

Police issued a community alert Tuesday warning of a recent string of garage burglaries in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The burglars break into the garages of homes and steal property, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

The burglaries happened:
—in the 4000 block of North Major between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 19;
—in the 5000 block of West Cullom between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Nov. 22-23;
—in the 5000 block of West Cullom between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Nov. 22-23;
—in the 4200 block of North Melvina between 12 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 26;
—in the 4000 block of North Moody between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Nov. 25-26.

Residents are advised to make sure all doors and windows are locked, keep the perimeter of properties well it, and pay attention to anyone suspicious loitering in the area.

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