Police Investigate Spate of Burglaries
Three residential burglaries reported in Oak Lawn between August 17-20, cops say.
Oak Lawn police are investigating three burglaries that occurred between August 17 and August 20, reports set.
A door left ajar tipped off a condo owner in the 4500 block of West Rumsery Avenue that something was amiss. The condo owners arrived home around 1 p.m. August 17 and found the front door open with fresh pry marks along the doorframe. The condo owners told police the deadbolt was locked when they left home.
Once inside, the burglar went into the bedroom and ransacked the dresser. The condo owners reported $190 in cash stolen, along with two diamond rings that belonged to the condo owner’s late wife.
A 66-year-old woman returned home from work only to discover that someone had tried to break into her condo in the 9500 block of South Kolin Avenue sometime before 11:30 p.m. August 18. According to the report, the condo owner found fresh pry marks near the locks and called police.
Police said that no valuables were reported missing from the unit. While investigating the attempted break-in, police discovered pry marks on the unit directly across from the attempted break-in. The door led into the office of a home health care business. No property was missing.
A mom passing her daughter’s home in the 9700 block of South Kenton noticed the front door wide open around 12:45 p.m. August 20.
The woman stopped to see if her daughter and boyfriend returned home from work early. When she entered the house, she discovered that it had been robbed, police said.
The officer walked through house and found that the burglar traipsed through every room in the house except for the utility room. The three upstairs bedrooms had been tossed.
A pillow from the one of the bedrooms was missing off the bed and a pillow without a pillowcase was found lying on the hallway floor next to the stairs, polie said.
The daughter’s boyfriend who also lives at the house reported a net book and video game system missing.
Police said the burglar forced open a side door and entered the house. A neighbor described for police a silver, older model, boxy car parked on the street in front of the house around 10:30 a.m. and a man entering through the side door.
The mom said she had passed by the home earlier that morning and said the home was secure until she passed by a second time, when she called police.
The burglaries are under investigation.
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