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CPD warns of recent car thefts in West Side

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CHICAGO (CBS)- Chicago police are warning residents after five vehicles were stolen in the Austin borough last week.

The thefts took place in the evening and night hours.

Incident dates and locations:

0-100 block of North Long Ave on March 2, 2023, between 5:00 PM and 5:58 PM.

5500 block of West Washington Blvd on March 5, 2023 between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

Block 0-100 of North Parkside Ave between March 5, 2023 at 9:00 PM and March 6, 2023 at 6:45 AM.

100 Block of North Long Ave on March 8, 2023, between 1:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

100 Block of North Pine Ave on March 10, 2023 between 7:40 PM and 7:45 PM.

The police did not have a description of the suspect(s).

What you can do:

· Never leave your vehicle running and unoccupied (unless using a remote start).

· Invest in an anti-theft device such as a steering wheel lock, especially if you own a frequently stolen make/model

· If possible, park in a garage or behind a gate.

· Consider purchasing an alarm with motion detection.

· Do not leave any valuables in your car.

· If you see thieves stealing a car, don’t confront them. Call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Four detectives at 312-746-8253.

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