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Police warn of series of burglaries on Northwest Side

Staff report

1:40 PM CST, February 1, 2012

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At least six daytime burglaries in the Jefferson Park area since Dec. 1 have been tied to the same suspect, police said today in a community alert.

The suspect usually enters a large condominium complex and once inside breaks into individual units with a large pry tool, police said. He then takes cash, jewelry and small electronics.

Police said the same man is suspected in the following burglaries:
--6300 block of West Higgins Road on Dec. 1.
--5800 block of West Lawrence Avenue on Dec.5.
--4800 block of North Central Avenue on Dec. 6.
--6400 block of North Northwest Highway on Dec. 15.
--6500 block of North Northwest Highway on Dec. 27.
--6500 block of West Irving Park Road on Jan. 31.

At least one image of the suspect has been captured by a surveillance camera, police said.

The community alert describes the suspect as a black man, 50-60, with eye glasses, wearing either a sport coat or jacket and  carrying a gym bag or a bag over his shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Central Area detectives at 312-746-8362.

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