March 2, 2015

Burglars hit apartments near East 53rd Street and Drexel Avenue

The Chicago Police Department’s Second District issued a community alert following several home invasions and burglaries, mainly occurring around East 53rd Street, west of campus.

On February 17, burglars broke into homes on the 5300-block of South Drexel Avenue at 6:55 a.m. A similar incident occurred on February 21 and February 24 on the 800rd block of East 53rd Street at 7:45 a.m. The homes on South Drexel Avenue and East 53rd are apartment complexes, and their addresses are within the boundaries of University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) patrol.

In each incident, multiple suspects broke in, threatened the people inside and stole property, according to DNAInfo. Police have not yet released a description of the suspects or any other information.