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Police warn of child luring attempt in Portage Park

(CHICAGO) Chicago police are cautioning residents of the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side after a child luring attempt was reported Monday evening.

Two girls were walking in the 5200 block of West Agatite about 5:10 p.m. Monday when they saw a minivan park behind them, according to an alert from Area North detectives. The man driving then got out and chased the girls “for a short distance” on Agatite before the two were able to flee the area.

The man was described as white or Hispanic, between 30 and 35 years old, standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, police said. He has a thin build, short beard and was wearing an orange knit hat, green winter coat and blue jeans.

He was driving a clean, older green minivan that had tinted windows, police said.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Police report three Portage Park home burglaries in April

(CHICAGO) Police are warning Portage Park residents of home burglaries this month in the Northwest Side neighborhood.

In each of the three burglaries, at least one person has entered the apartment or house through windows or doors and has stolen electronics, jewelry, cash and other items, Area North detectives said in a community alert.

The incidents happened on the following dates and locations:

Between 11 p.m. and 1:40 a.m. April 6 to April 7, in the 5100 block of West Montrose
Unknown time between April 9 to April 14, in the 5500 block of West Hutchinson
1:30 p.m. on April 15, in the 4300 block of North Monitor
Any one with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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Seven burglaries reported in Northwest Side neighborhoods

(Chicago)  Police are warning residents in the Jefferson Park and Portage Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side about a series of seven recent home burglaries.

All of the burglaries happened in an area between Central and Nagle, and Montrose and Pearson, mostly during the day and early evening hours, Jefferson Park District police said in a community alert.

A burglar or burglars took electronics, jewelry, cash and other items, the alert said. The incidents were reported at the following locations and times:

• 5900 block of West Thorndale, between 4 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. on Dec. 24

• 4700 block of North Menard, between 4 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. on Dec. 24

• 5600 block of West Montrose, between 3:30 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. on Dec. 25

• 5600 block of West Grove, between 6 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. on Dec. 27

• 5800 block of West Montrose, at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 28

• 5000 block of North Monitor between Dec. 25 and Dec. 29

• 5600 block of North Mango between Dec. 26 and Jan. 4.

Police are asking residents to keep their doors and windows locked, and pay special attention to anyone loitering in the neighborhood, the alert said.

Anyone with any information on the robberies should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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