In each case, someone entered a residence undergoing renovation and stole copper piping from inside, police said.
The incidents happened:
- between 5 p.m. August 10 and 8 a.m. August 11 in the 4600 block of South Evans Avenue; and
- about 2:45 a.m. August 18 in the 4400 block of South Drexel Boulevard.
A crate full of scrap copper pipe at a scrap metal yard on February 4, 2020. (John Keeble/Getty Images / Getty Images)
The offender is described as a male between 30 and 60-years-old, wearing a red jacket, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to call Area One detectives at (312) 747-8384.