The Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Detectives – Area South issued a community alert on Aug. 19 for several recent residential burglaries in Mt. Greenwood and Morgan Park.

According to the alert, a male suspect was seen walking down residential alleys and sidewalks between 4 and 5 a.m., pulling door handles to garages, residences and cars. The suspect entered properties and took valuables. He is believed to be driving a white SUV-type vehicle.

Four incidents were reported on Aug. 10--one on the 11100 block of South Trumbull Avenue between 4 and 4:30 a.m., and three on the 11100 block of South St. Louis Avenue around the same time.

Incidents were also reported on the 2100 block of West 109th Street on Aug. 18, between 4:30 and 5 a.m., and on the 10800 block of South Bell Avenue on Aug. 18, between 4:30 and 5 a.m.

Detectives released images of the suspect and the vehicle.

If you have any information regarding these burglaries, contact Bureau of Detectives – Area South, at (312) 747-8273.

Police also offered the following crime prevention tips:

• Secure all windows and doors to your residence.

• Ensure the entry door to your building is locked

• Keep gates locked and yard fences secure.

• Keep a record of serial numbers for your electronic devices

• Consider the installation of an alarm and surveillance system

• Notify a neighbor, friend, or relative, if you are planning to be out of town

• Be aware of this situation and alert neighbors in the area about this crime.

• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious people including any vehicle description and license plate information.