Thieves target vehicles parked by Near West Side CTA stations

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A rash of vehicle break-ins this month has been reported near Pink and Green Line trains on the city's Near West Side.

Offenders enter by either opening an unlocked door or breaking a window, according to an alert by the Chicago Police Department. Computers and backpacks were among the items reportedly taken.

Break-ins have occurred in the:

--1400-block of W. Fulton, between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 3.
--200-block of N. Elizabeth, between 5:40 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., and between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.
--1400-block of W. Randolph, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m on Dec. 7; between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 11, and between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Dec. 12.

--100-block of N. Ada at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.
--1400-block of W. Lake between 7 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. on Dec. 14.
--1300-block of W. Fulton between 8:40 p.m. and midnight on Dec. 14.
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