Burglary Spree Plagues Englewood; Chicago Police Urge Vigilance Among Local Businesses
A series of burglaries has have taken place in Chicago PD’s 7th District of Englewood, raising fear and concern among local businesses.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), at least three notable incidents have taken place in the past week. The first of these occurred on September 17th at 2:25 AM along the 6100 Block of South Ashland Avenue. The subsequent burglary transpired on September 20th at 12:30 PM in the 6900 Block of South Ashland Avenue. Finally, the latest incident was reported on September 21st at 4:45 AM in the 1500 Block of West Marquette Road. The offenders gained entry into the premises through rear doors or roofs and removed valuable property.
The authorities have provided a description of the alleged perpetrators as two unknown African American males, wearing black clothing and around 30-35 years of age. While the investigations are ongoing, the CPD implies that these incidents may share similarities, warranting extra caution on the part of local businesses.
In light of such events, the police have issued a set of guidelines aimed at fortifying commercial establishments against burglary attempts. These recommendations include maintaining well-lit perimeters, securing doors and windows, and repairing any broken locks as swiftly as possible. Furthermore, businesses are encouraged to document suspicious activity and to preserve any existing video surveillance evidence pertaining to such incidents.