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Added Jan 18 2013

This evening, between 4-6 pm, our home was broken into. It looked like a "grab and go" job, in which the thieves broke into the house and took electronics, jewelry, and cash. Be sure to lock all your gates and doors

  • Karen may I ask the general location?

  • Where was this at. Intersection?

  • That's awful I'm so sorry

  • Near Ashland and Wellington

  • Karen I am so so sorry to hear that

  • Thanks for sharing - I am sorry for your awful experience. Do you mind letting us know how the burglars entered into your home?

  • I would appreciate knowing that information, I try to be so careful and lock up everything, I hate to think they broke a window or something and no one called 911

  • Sorry to hear this. Was it East or West of Ashland?

  • They kicked open one of our doors until the wood on the paneling split, making the deadbolt lock useless because there was nothing behind it because the wood split

  • WOL

    Alarm?

  • OMG Karen that is aweful, I am so sorry for your experience

  • Barbara in Ravenswood Ravenswood resident since 1984.

    Very sorry to hear that, Karen. Just fyi all, there's a thread in EB Ravenswood Manor about a suspicious kid knocking on back doors apparently to see if people are home or not :(
    http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jan18-kid-knocking-doors-5674165/

  • I am so sorry for you Karen. Thanks for letting us all know.

    Here's a tip from convected burglars(gone good); Make sure your door/window frames are sturdy (Burglar’s Note: Most doors/windows—even new ones—come with ¾” standard screws. These barely secure to the frame. Substitute with 2” screws to ensure security. The extra expense is worthwhile.)

    For more go here; http://www.sauganashpark.com/Burglary_Workshop_Seminar.html

  • Nora H 11year Lakeview resident, member ELVN.

    So sorry Karen! Thanks for posting. I hope they catch the creeps.

  • mike Return Chicagoan circa 1996

    So sorry to hear about that Karen. D in North Center offers up good advice. The standard screws do not penetrate deep enough into the frame or door. I replaced them on my doors and they held against a potential burglar attempting to mule kick in the door.

  • Here is an inexpensive way to reinforce your doors (check out the video's)
    http://www.kickproofdoor.com/armor.html

  • BeenThere

    Just some personal experience after renting a "condo".in fancy Lakeview East (not E. Lakeview)....it's obvious throughout the gentrification and re-gentrification cycles in these Chicago neighborhoods that proper security has been dismantled while adding stainless steel appliances. The "condo" I rented (one of the few that didn't have granite countertops) still had the iron security bars on the rear windows from years gone by. They had been removed on all the other "gut-rehabbed" units. Both doors were original and their locks were circa. 1951 too.

    People, use some common sense.

  • WOL

    Do you live in a house, apartment or condo building?
    Did you have an alarm set?

  • Tim

    I'm so sorry to hear about this! Does your renter's insurance possibly cover the replacement of lost items?

  • Live in a house and the alarm happened to be disarmed.
    Insurance covers everything. Thankful yet still annoyed. It could have been much worse

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    i hope you have state farm. they are the best insurance. miquel dabul is my agent1 773 728 8101. good luck.

  • BeenThere

    Farmers, Allstate, AAA, Geico, Chubb, MetLife, Lloyds of London, Country are all good insurance carriers too. Check their A.M. Best ratings.

    The agent has little or absolutely nothing to do with getting a claim paid out.

    Nice marketing attempt though (direct phone # too!). The guy with the "caucasian" name with an ADT screen name got BLASTED on here for trying to "advertise" (even though he wasn't at all).

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