SUNDAY JULY 22
A couple left their home on the 9300 block of Sayre to attend a wedding around 7 p.m. When they returned home the next day at 12:20 a.m. they noticed something amiss in their home. The wood bar bracing the sliding glass door had been removed the front door’s top lock was disengaged. Two computers and a smart phone were missing from the bedroom. The homeowner tried to call the smart phone but it went straight to voice mail.
THURSDAY JULY 19
Police responded to an alarm call on the 4800 block of West 97th Street about 4:08 p.m. Officers saw the back door kicked in and boot print on the door. The home was searched, but nothing appeared missing or ransacked. The homeowner arrived hom and confirmed that nothing was damaged or stolen. She told police that she has two grandsons who are drug addicts and believed they were capable of breaking into her house and stealing stuff to support their habits. The homeowner did not know where the grandsons were staying.
SATURDAY JULY 14
Someone broke into a garage on the 11000 block of South Keeler Avenue sometime before 1:49 p.m. The homeowner said he noticed the privacy fence gate was unchained and open. He entered the garage side door that is left closed but unlocked. The cabinet doors under his workbench were open and about $1,150 worth of tools missing.
FRIDAY JULY 13
A surveillance video captured two men swiping air conditioning units from the Concord Nursing Home at 9401 S. Ridgeland Ave. Police said two men entered through a back door and loaded the units into the car. The maintenance director told police that a code is needed to enter through the read door. If the door is propped open, an alarm sounds.
Someone entered an apartment building on the 4100 block of West 95th Street sometime before 6:46 a.m.Police said the window was left partially open and pushed the bed away from the wall. A laptop computer was reported missing from the kitchen table.