South Shore burglaries on the rise

January 9, 2013 3:33:59 PM PST
Residents in Chicago's South Shore community are on alert because of an increase in burglaries.

The burglaries are reported in an area bordering 69th Street on the north, 71st Street to the south, Jeffrey on the west, and South Shore Drive on the east.

Police say bandits are breaking in through doors and windows and robbing homes.

Residents are urged to keep their homes locked and well lit and report any suspicious activity.