Thieves steal kitchen appliances from homes in the South to sell | Rare Techy
CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars are targeting homes for sale in Chicago – breaking in and cleaning kitchen appliances.
As CBS 2’s Asal Rezaei reported Tuesday, police issued a community alert after three homes were burglarized in the Greater Grand Crossing community on the South Side in just a few weeks. . The bandits raid each house at least in the morning before returning at night or another day.
Specific times and locations are as follows:
- Between midnight Thursday, Oct. 13 and 2 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the 7100 block of South Ingleside Avenue;
- Between 7 p.m. Monday, October 24, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, in the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive;
- Between 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in the 7200 block of South Langley Avenue.
The salesperson reported that one of the houses the burglars entered by breaking the lock box. That house is boarded up.
According to the police, one or more people may have been part of the burglary crew, and kitchen utensils were missing from these houses.
A local property owner said they’ve seen thieves targeting empty homes for sale here for some time – sometimes taking not just kitchen appliances, but copper. pipes, vents, and sometimes even hot water heaters.
Property managers say safes are easy to open – so they recommend buying heavy-duty safes or safes that open at the back to make it harder for thieves to break into.
Police are asking people to be vigilant. At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with these robberies.
Anyone with information should call Area One detectives at (312) 747-8384.