Copper pipe burglars target abandoned homes in Park Manor

Chicago police are warning residents of the Park Manor neighborhood about copper pipe thefts.

Thefts of kitchen equipment and copper piping have occurred four times since December 2, all through unlocked doors or windows in abandoned residences.

The following times and locations were targeted by the thieves:

  • 7200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2;
  • 6700 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue between 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 5;
  • 6900 block of South King Drive at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 7;
  • 6900 block of South Indiana Avenue between 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 19 and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 11.

The police suggested that residents install adequate lighting and secure all doors and windows.

The Area One detectives can be reached at 312-747-8384 if anyone has any information on the break-ins.

Source: CBS Chicago

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