CHICAGO (CBS) – Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said in his service bulletin on Friday that police would step up patrols along Southport Avenue in Lakeview after three thefts the day before.
The thefts Thursday night involved a gray Dodge Charger, Tunney reported. They occurred in the 3900 block of North Southport Avenue, the 1300 block of West School Street, and the 1300 block of West Grace Street between approximately 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Police information about these thefts was not immediately apparent. available.
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Ald. Tunney reported that he spoke with City Hall District Police Cmdr (19th). Chris Papaioannou and Ald. Matt Martin (47th) on a plan to prevent robberies.
As of Friday, Chicago Police deployed bike patrol units along the residential streets of Southport Avenue. Traffic patrols will also be stepped up to monitor traffic and catch vehicles fleeing crime, Tunney reported.
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Tunney also stressed that his office is also aware of other incidents in the region and will share updates. Police issued a community alert on Thursday about a group of armed thieves wielding a semi-automatic gun that struck in the same general area.
Ald. Tunney has asked any local residents with camera footage or other information that the police may find helpful to contact the 19th District Community Policing Office at (312) 744-0064.
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Anyone with information on thefts should call Zone Three detectives at (312) 744-8263.