Update: Break-ins hit East Village

More home burglaries were reported in community alerts from Chicago Police central area detectives on May 17 and over the Memorial Day weekend on May 27:

• 2000 Block of W. Thomas St., 9:15 pm. May 19.
• 1000 Block of N. Winchester Ave 2 am May 16.
• 800 Block of N. Ashland Ave., 9 am May 15.
• 1000 Block of N. Wolcott Ave., 3:30 pm May 12.
• 1000 Block of N. Paulina St., 8:30 am May 9.

Break-ins at various hours were reported in an area from Grand Avenue to Thomas Street and from Paulina Street to Oakley Boulevard in an April 28 community alert from the detective bureau.

There have been 159 burglaries this year through May 20 in the 13th District, according to the police website, compared with 193 last year. Burglaries in previous weeks had outpaced the same period a year ago.

The alerts advise residents to report suspicious activity, keep the outside of buildings well lit and repair broken windows, doors and locks. Burglary victims are advised not to chase burglars or touch anything at the scene, and to get contact information from witnesses.
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