Police warn community about vehicle thefts; Hyde Park CAPS meeting Thursday


The 2nd District of the Chicago Police is warning citizens about motor vehicle thefts after three incidents in Hyde Park in which victims left their vehicles parked on the street for several days only to return to find them stolen.

Vehicles were stolen from the 5000 South block of East End Avenue sometime between May 6 and May 7, from the 4800 South block of Lake Shore Drive sometime between May 20 and May 29 and from the 5200 South block of Hyde Park Boulevard sometime between May 27 and May 31.

Police have no description of the thieves.

Citizens are warned not to leave their keys in vehicles or their vehicles running unattended; to report suspicious activity immediately to 911 with detailed description of offenders, including any vehicle and license plate information; to secure vehicle doors and windows; to alert neighbors to the crimes and to pay special attention to suspicious behavior of loiterers in the area.

In other news, the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting for beats covering Hyde Park will be Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Park fieldhouse, 5531 S. King Dr. The next CAPS meeting for Beat 222, which covers most of Kenwood, will be on Tuesday, June 11, at the Kennicott Park fieldhouse, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.