Chicago police warn of N. Clark Street vehicle break-ins

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are warning about a series of vehicle break-ins along a stretch of North Clark Street.

Offenders are taking property easily seen from outside vehicles, including purses and backpacks, Area North detectives said in a community alert.

Incidents have occurred in the:

--2800-block of N. Clark, at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 and between 8:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 21.
--2900-block of N. Clark between 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 18
--3100-block of N. Clark between 12:15 p.m. and 12:50 p.m. on Dec. 18 and between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Police suggest that you:

--Always be aware of your surroundings.

--Report suspicious activity immediately.
--Remember any unique physical characteristics of an offender.
--Never pursue a fleeing suspect.
--Request contact information if approached by a witness to the incident.
--Dial 911 immediately and remain on scene when possible.
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