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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.

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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.

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Oak Lawn Resident September 30, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Shows what people do now a days, let me me guess, this kid put the ad on Craigslist. Craigslist is unsafe and is a number one tool for thieves to use, the advertisement is like a open door that says come on in and steal everything. If the ad was not on craigslist then I am sorry to the boy and home owner. 75% of people get scammed from craigslist. Over 25 investigation's with local law enforcement has tied 15 burglaries to people who advertise on craigslist. Just like the newspaper, but at least there you talk to someone on the phone to place the ad. I feel bad for these people who get ripped off...
Rebecca September 30, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I agree. Selling on Craigslist is potentially dangerous if you don't take precautions. Meet in a public place, don't give too much information, don't let strange people into your home. People put too much faith in strangers...or maybe it's just that they're naive. It's the same with people who post on Social Network sites that they're going out of town. You just told the entire internet when you left and when you'll be back. Dumb.

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