Oak Lawn police warn residents of burglary spree

OAK LAWN, Ill. (WLS) -- Police are warning southwest suburban residents about a burglary spree in Oak Lawn.

Police say the thieves forced their way into homes and strike most often on Fridays. Several of the burglaries happened while people were away from home for only a few hours.

Police are also looking for a white car that was seen circling one of the burglary scenes in the 10800-block of Lorel Avenue on Dec. 4.

Oak Lawn police recommend residents take the following precautions when leaving their homes:

- Check as you are leaving for any suspicious subjects or vehicles near your home for individuals casing the area for targets.
- Put lights on timers to make home appear as if someone is in the home.
- Have trusted neighbors keep an eye on home for suspicious activity if you will be away from home for extended time period.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact the Oak Lawn Police at (708) 422-8292.
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