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Blotter: Grinch Swipes Christmas Decorations, Presents from Tree

Oak Lawn police reports, Dec. 13.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Decorative Tree Stolen

A homeowner reported one of her decorative trees missing from her front yard in the 10800 block of South Kenneth Avenue. The homeowner said all the trees in her front yard were accounted from when left home around 6 a.m. When the homeowner returned home later in the evening, she discovered that one of the trees was missing. Police say someone disconnected the missing tree by unplugging it from a second larger tree. The tree is approximately two feet tall, white, and contains numerous multi-colored lights. The officer drove around the area looking for tree and noticed several identical or similar trees in the yards of nearby homes.

Burglar Opens Presents Before Christmas 

A 35-year-old woman came home to her apartment in the 9500 block of South Kolin Avenue around 5:38 p.m. and discovered that all of the Christmas presents under the tree had been torn open. Several presents were also missing as well as a laptop computer. Police said there were no signs of forced entry. The burglar had also rifled through drawers in the bedroom. The apartment may have been unlocked.

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