Burglar Filches Jewelry, Lizards from Home
Oak Lawn police find metal shavings in doorjamb. Burglar rifled through home's bedrooms, reports said.
Someone drilled into a home in the 9200 block of South McVicker Avenue sometime before 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.
Oak Lawn police met with the daughter who said she came home to an open back door. When she walked inside she saw that the dining room window had been broken with a landscaping rock from the back yard.
Police said there were metal shavings in the doorjamb and on the back porch. The homeowners told place that numerous pieces of jewelry totaling $4,300 were stolen from the bedrooms.
The burglar also swiped four chameleons from their cages valued at approximately $1,000, and a check for $819. The homeowner told police that a few days before the burglary, someone came over to buy a lizard from her son.
Police said the son would get the buyer’s information for police.