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Thieves break vehicle windows, steal computers on Near West Side: police

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Chicago police are warning drivers on the Near West Side about a spate of vehicle break-ins over the past two months.

Parked vehicles with bags and electronics in plain sight were targeted, police said. A thief or group of thieves broke the windows and took computers, backpacks and other belongings.

The thefts occurred:

  • between 8:50 and 10:05 p.m. Jan. 16 in the 300 block of North Sangamon Street;
  • between 2 and 4:50 p.m. Jan. 22 in the 300 block of North Green Street;
  • between 7:45 and 8:25 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 300 block of North Sangamon Street;
  • between 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 300 block of North Peoria Street;
  • about 9:45 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 800 block of West Fulton Market;
  • between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in the 300 block of North Peoria Street; and
  • between 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. Feb. 7 in the 200 block of North Peoria Street.

Anyone with information on the break-ins is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.