CHICAGO (STMW) - Chicago Police are cautioning Far South Side residents to look out for people stealing air conditioning units from the backyards of homes in the Mount Greenwood and Morgan Park neighborhoods.
Five units were taken between Nov. 30 and Dec. 5, according to a community alert issued Monday by 22nd District police.
The thefts happened in the 11200 block of South Spaulding, 11100 block of South Albany, 3600 block of West 116th Street and the 11100 block of South Washtenaw, the alert said.
Police urge residents to keep gates locked and yard fences secure and to report suspicious vehicles or people in alleys looking into yards, carrying tools or working on AC units.
Anyone with information should call the Area South Property Crimes Unit at (312) 747-8273.