Police warn boat owners after series of thefts on docked vessels at Burnham Harbor

CHICAGO -- Police are warning boat owners about a series of thefts last month from boats docked at Burnham Harbor near the South Loop.

In each case, a man entered unlocked boats or pried them open to remove items from within, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The thefts all occurred at the harbor, 1559 S. Lake Shore Drive, at the following times:
  • About 6 p.m. July 19;

  • Between 9 p.m. July 12 and 3 p.m. July 13;

  • Between 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. July 8; and


  • Between 6 a.m. July 6 and 7 a.m. July 17.


  • The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10, 160-pound man between 25 and 50 years old, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.

    (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2020.)