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Series of Robberies Reported in Chicago's South Loop

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    Series of Robberies Reported in Chicago's South Loop

    A victim of a crime, who says she had more than a $1,000-worth of items stolen, is warning others in the South Loop community about a burglar targeting homes in the area. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez reports.

    (Published Monday, July 1, 2019)

    A victim of a crime, who says she had more than a $1,000-worth of items stolen, is warning others in the South Loop community about a burglar targeting homes in the area.

    Residents in the South Loop say one suspect is likely responsible for several robberies in their neighborhood.

    One of the incidents involved missing packages, occurred in a building located in the 1500 block of South Wabash Ave., while the other was reported on the 700 block of S. Financial Place.

    A resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, provided photos and told NBC 5 that she had $1,500-worth of deliveries stolen this past Friday, including expensive jewelry and a TV.

    The victim says her building in Printers Row Lofts was hit in May as well.

    "We're noticing this guy (is) going in neighbhorhoods on Wabash Avenue...and picking packages to see what's beneficial to him," she expressed.

    Jake O'Neill is another local in the area who says the suspect must've posed as a resident because "when packages come here they go into a locked room."

    Neighbors told NBC 5 that building management is on top of the situation and that they sent out an email to let everyone know what happened.

    At the moment, it is unclear whether police believe the same suspect is responsible for the thread of similar incidents.

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