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Break-ins, Burglaries and More Reported in Bridgeport

By Casey Cora | March 3, 2014 12:17pm
 There are more than 12,500 sworn officers in the Chicago Police Department.
There are more than 12,500 sworn officers in the Chicago Police Department.
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BRIDGEPORT — Police are asking residents, landlords and business owners to stay vigilant after a series of break-ins to neighborhood apartments, garages and businesses.

The break-ins to businesses include:

•a Feb. 5 burglary in the 3100 block of South Ashland Avenue

•a Feb. 10 break-in in the 3300 block of South Morgan Street

•an early-morning burglary in the 1100 block of W. 31st Street

•and a Feb. 23 burglary to a business in the 3100 block of South Morgan Street, according to Chicago Police Department alerts.

All of the reported residential burglaries took place during the daytime on Feb. 24, police said. They include one burglary the 2700 block of South Wallace Street and three more in the nearby block of 2800 South Wells Street.

In each case, thieves pried open apartment doors and stole property.

Thieves were also on the lookout for snowblowers and other tools in Bridgeport garages, police said.

There were four reported garage burglaries, including on Feb. 18 in the 2800 block of South Throop St., Feb. 19 in the 3700 block of South Winchester Avenue and two incidents in the 3600 block of South Hamilton Avenue between Feb. 23-25, police said.

In the wake of the incidents, police are reminding residents to keep the perimeters of their property well-lit, keep windows and doors locked and report suspicious activity immediately.

If you’re the victim of a burglary crime, don’t touch anything — call authorities immediately, police said. And if there is video surveillance on an incident available, make a copy for investigators.

Anyone with information on the February crimes is asked to call police at 312-747-8382