Lincoln Park Home Invasion

According to police, around 9 p.m.in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, three men forced their way into a woman’s apartment. They struck her, tied her up, held her at gunpoint, robbed her, and demanded to know where the money is located. The victim, a 32-year-old woman was able to break free and get help from a neighbor in the 420 West Fullerton building. The victim reported that she answered a knock at her front door and the three forced their way …
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Burglars Targeting NW Side Residents

NW Chicago Community Alert – Police are looking for burglars who have been posing as workers doing plumbing or construction work in the area in order to try to gain access into the homes of local residents. The burglars are targeting elderly home owners, distracting them and steeling small items including jewelry and cash. The recent burglaries occurred: May 11th – 3700 block of North Neva Ave. May 15th – 3400 block of North Neenah Ave. May 17th – 3500 …
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West Side Business Robberies

Police Warning: A burglar has been cutting power to Austin neighborhood businesses and then breaking in OAK PARK, IL: 15th and 25th District, Austin Area has been hit with recent burglaries to neighborhood businesses. In each case, the power is cut and then the intruder gains access by breaking the front door or window. In one other incident, access was through the roof. The burglaries occurred at the following locations: 4800 block of W. Fulton / 4-29-19 / around 4:05 …
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The ‘Kissing Bug’ Has Made Way to Illinois

The Potentially Deadly “kissing bug,” which can transmit Chagas disease, has been reported in Illinois according to the Centers for Disease Control. The “Kissing Bug” is on the move and has made its way from South America all the way into the United States threatening human and pet health. The triatomine bug typically hides during the day and becomes active at night when it feeds looking to bite an exposed area of skin to bite, such as the face, hence …
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Video Doorbell Camera Stops a Would-Be Burglar

What can your Forest Security Video Doorbell do for you, other than announce who is at your front door? How about stop an attempted burglary! On Thursday, April 18th, in west suburban Riverside, a burglary was stopped in its tracks, thanks to a video doorbell. The homeowner watched his video cam feed as the would-be intruder tried to pry open his front door and called the police to report a break-in in progress. Riverside police arrived at the scene located …
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Wicker Park & Noble Square Burglary Alert!

Wicker Park & Noble Square Burglary Alert! Burglars forced their way in through a rear door or window. Personal belongings were stolen according to the community alert.   Recent Burglaries occurred at the following locations:   1300 block of North Cleaver Street – February 27th -between 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. 1200 block of North Cleaver Street – March 2nd – between 7:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. 1300 block of North Ashland Avenue – March 15 – at 3:31 p.m. …
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Seniors Targeted by Scammers in Illinois!

Across Illinois and across America, seniors are being targeted by con artists in efforts to defraud them using scare tactics. The Grandparent Scam The “Grandparent Scam” is one where you receive a call telling you your grandchild or other loved one is in trouble, either kidnapped, in jail or other danger. They require immediate money via a wire transfer or even an iTunes gift card. They use digitally altered recordings to sound like the loved one making the call seem …
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Shorewood, IL – Burglary Alert!

An elderly woman was attacked inside her home during burglary on Saturday and was injured and taken to St. Joe’s hospital. A second home on the same afternoon also reported a home invasion. One crime was on the 500 block of Helene Street and the other crime was in the 900 block of Caprice Drive between the hours of 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM. According to police, the intruder is not someone local and believed to be in his 30’s, …
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Police Warning: Thieves Targeting Seniors on Northside

  POLICE WARNING: Rash of Home Invasions Targeting the elderly in Northside Neighborhoods Seven or more homes have been targeted in Chicago’s Albany Park, Edgewater, Jefferson Park, Lakeview, North Center and Sauganash neighborhoods. According to police, men posing as City Utility Workers are knocking on the door and telling the residents there are water issues in the area and they need to check inside. They distract the homeowner and the others sneak inside to steal items like cash and jewelry. …
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Naperville, IL – Home Invasion Robbery at Gunpoint

On the evening of Saturday, February 9th police responded to call regarding a home invasion at approximately 7:45 pm from a Naperville home located on the 2600 block of High Meadow Road. According to police, two masked gunmen broke into the house and held the female resident at gunpoint while they burglarized the home. The suspects ran from the home after stealing cash and various electronic devices. The female resident was not hurt during the incident. Plainfield and the Will …
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