HYDE PARK — The Experimental Station was robbed on Tuesday, and the University of Chicago Police Department has expanded a recent string of burglaries in Hyde Park to seven from three earlier in the week.
Kalven, a journalist who covers police misconduct and public housing, said there were backups of all the stolen computers, but the burglary has caused a fair amount of “discombobulation” at the community center that hosts the weekly 61st Street Farmers Market.
University police said seven burglaries have been reported between Feb. 17 and Tuesday from 52nd to 54th streets, Cottage Grove to Drexel avenues, not including the burglary at Experimental Station.
According to police, the burglars in four instances entered through a window while the homeowner was there and implied a weapon before taking cell phones and computers.
No one was injured in any of the burglaries, according to police.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Chicago Police by calling 911 or university police by calling 773-702-8181.
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