BRIDGEPORT — Following a warning from Deering District police about a pair of neighborhood burglaries, Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11th) has issued a message to residents: If you see something suspicious, call the cops.
"Our community is safer when we work with the police. I would ask everyone to please call 9-1-1 whenever you see something that seems suspicious to you," Thompson wrote in a Facebook post to his constituents Thursday afternoon. "You do not have to know a crime is being committed to call. Report anything that is concerning to you, you are not bothering the police."
In both cases someone got into a home and stole property, according to Chicago Police. Here's where the burglaries happened:
• 12:50 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of West 37th Street
• 12:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 3300 block of South Normal Avenue
Earlier this week, police said there had been two Monday afternoon burglaries in the 900 block of West 37th Street. Video from those incidents showed a man breaking into a home and, minutes later, getting into another.
During both of those burglaries the man entered the back door.
The uptick in neighborhood burglaries prompted the Deering District to put more bicycle patrols on the street, Thompson said.
"To ensure the continued safety of our community, I have worked with [Deering District Cmdr. Stephen Chung] to secure additional bicycle patrols and other law enforcement resources throughout the [Deering District]," Thompson wrote. "Working together, we can keep our community safe."
Police ask anyone with information about the recent spate of burglaries to call 312-747-8382.