Lock your windows and back doors: Chicago police say burglars are creeping inside

Chicago police are warning residents to lock their windows and rear doors.

Police said that on Oct. 13, someone broke into a home on South Morgan near West 69th in Englewood.

Another burglary happened on South Carpenter near 70th.

In both crimes, the burglars took construction materials.

Chicago police offer this advice:

  • Keep the perimeter of your property well-lit.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately.
  • Keep doors and windows secured.
  • Immediately repair any broken windows, doors or locks.
  • If video surveillance is available, save a copy of the incident for detectives.
  • If you are a victim do not touch anything. Call police immediately.
  • If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information.
  • Secure window air conditioner units.