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Unlocked Cars Stolen On Devon, Then Used In Crimes, Police Say

By Linze Rice | September 7, 2017 8:21am
 Cars are being stolen on Devon Avenue, according to police.
Cars are being stolen on Devon Avenue, according to police.
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WEST RIDGE — Police are warning drivers in West Ridge of recent car thefts on Devon Avenue, with some of the vehicles then used to commit other crimes in the area, according to police.

Stolen vehicles were either left unlocked or left running with the keys in the ignition but were unoccupied, police said. The car thief, or thieves, have then used the vehicles while committing other crimes, according to police in the Rogers Park Police District. 

Police did not have a description of the person or people who are taking the cars, but are urging drivers to keep vehicle doors locked and to not leave cars running unattended.

The incidents occurred between Aug. 7 and Aug. 23 primarily in a one mile stretch of Devon between Sacramento and Leavitt during evening and late-night hours.

Thefts were reported at: 

• 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the 2500 block of West Devon Avenue

• 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 9 in the 3000 block of West Devon Avenue

• 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 10 in the 2500 block of West Devon Avenue

• 1:03 a.m. in the Aug. 14 in the 2500 block of West Devon Avenue

• 5:35 p.m. in the Aug. 16 in the 2400 block of West Devon Avenue

• 7:15 p.m. in the Aug. 23 in the 2200 block of West Devon Avenue