Oak Lawn police reported eight car burglaries which took place over five days during the first week of August.
Of those, four burglaries occurred from cars that were unlocked; four were breakins.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
- A purse containing medication, makeup and hearing aid batteries was stolen from an unlocked, 2004 Hyundai utility vehicle parked in the 8700 block of Ridgeland Avenue sometime before 5:49 a.m. The car owner left her purse on the passenger side floor.
- Hand tools valued at 150 were stolen from a 2001 Ford van parked at a scrap metal business in the 9200 block of Keating Avenue. Entry was gained by damaging the rear door cargo lock.
- An iPod nano, plus spare house and garage keys were stolen from an unlocked 2006 Dodge Caravan parked in front of a home in the 10000 block of South Merrimac Avenue. At 1 a.m., police were called to 99th Street and Merrimac Avenue after a report of a tall, thin man checking car door handles.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
- A GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked 2005 Chevy utility van parked in the 8700 block of South 55th Avenue. Estimated loss was $100.
- Someone smashed the driver's door window of a 2006 Chevy parked in 8700 block of South 55h Avenue and removed a purse and stereo system.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
- A thief entered an unlocked car on 10900 block of South Kilbourn Avenue and stole a purse from the front seat console and a container full of change.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
- A laptop and a set of handtools were stolen from a 2003 Honda Civic parked in the 9500 block of Minnick Avecnue. Entry was gained by using a pry tool to force open the driver's side door. Estimated loss and damage were $3,000.
TUESDAY, JULY 31
- An iPod, camera and file box containing documents were stolen from a 2007 Chevy van parked in the 9200 block of Tully Avenue. Entry was gained by punching out the passenger side door lock.
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Deborah Kadin contributed to this report.