Police warn of garage burglaries on Northwest Side

(CHICAGO) Police are cautioning residents of several Northwest Side neighborhoods after several garage burglaries have been reported in the last month.

According to an alert from Area North detectives, the burglaries occurred:

-About 11:52 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the 4900 block of North Tripp;

-Between 5:45 p.m. Jan. 15 and 1:30 a.m. Jan. 16 in the 3500 block of North Kilpatrick;

-Between 12 a.m. and 6:35 a.m. on Feb. 8 in the 3800 block of North Lawndale;

-Between 11 p.m. Feb. 14 and 10 a.m. Feb. 15 in the 3700 block of North Central Park;

-Between 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 4:15 p.m. Feb. 15 in the 4000 block of North Harding;

-Between 11 p.m. Feb. 15 and 4 a.m. Feb. 16 in the 3900 block of North Kimball

In each burglary, an “unknown vehicle is used to force open” the overhead garage door and suspects take property from inside, police said. In two cases, the overhead door was damage, but no property was taken.

No description of suspects was available, but a black minivan was seen driving down the alley away from a damaged garage in one of the burglaries, police said.

© Copyright 2015 Sun-Times Media, LLC