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Burglar targeting vehicles by West Town CTA tracks: police

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Police are looking for a burglar stealing from parked vehicles this month in the West Town neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The suspect has been breaking in by opening unlocked doors or smashing a window, according to a community alert from Chicago police. The vehicles would be parked near the CTA L tracks when the thefts — usually of computers, backpacks and other personal items — occurred.

The burglaries happened:

  • between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the 1400 block of West Fulton Street;
  • between 5:40 and 9:15 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 200 block of North Elizabeth Street;
  • between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 200 block of North Elizabeth Street;
  • between 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in the 1400 block of West Randolph Street;
  • between 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the 1400 block of West Randolph Street;
  • between 9 and 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the 1400 block of West Randolph Street;
  • about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 100 block of North Ada Street;
  • between 7 and 11:40 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 1400 block of West Lake Street; and
  • between 8:40 p.m. Dec. 14 and 12 a.m. Dec. 15 in the 1300 block of West Fulton Street.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.