Friday, January 17, 2014

THUG STORE: Pharmacy Burglarized In Boystown

The front glass door is boarded up at Save-Rite Pharmacy after
an early-morning burglary
Burglars entered a Boystown mom & pop pharmacy by smashing the front door glass sometime between closing time yesterday and 5:50 this morning.

Officers found the store's cash drawer and lottery machine about a half-block away.

The first report of trouble at Save-Rite Pharmacy, 3479 N. Broadway at Cornelia, came in around 5:50 this morning when a 911 caller reported the front glass broken. Investigating officers soon found the store's property lying in the street near 623 W. Cornelia.

The store owners are determining if other property was taken.

On October 26, a woman was caught on video smashing through the front glass of Pie Hole Pizza Joint in an attempt to steal an iPad from the restaurant's counter. Pie Hole is located directly south of the pharmacy and the offender was reported to have escaped along the same route taken by this morning's burglars.

Front glass has been broken out of a number of storefronts during overnight hours recently. 

Today's Chicago Police Department case number is HX117499.

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VIDEO: Break-In At Pie Hole Pizza Caught On Tape
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14 comments:

  1. So sad what our neighborhood is becoming...

    Does TI across the street have any video surveillance of their parking lot that may have captured this crime?

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    1. TI just recently upgraded their cash registers to weigh produce, so I'm guessing video surveillance is still 10+ years out...

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    2. What??? I don't understand. TI has had construction, of one sort or another, going on for about two years now. The facade for example seems to continually change in shape, form and concept. One would think they would find time to slap on a few monitors, especially since they've had a mugging or two right there in their own lot.

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    3. TI can't even provide restrooms for the customers, highly unlikely they'll ever invest in a camera.

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  2. Any word on what happened at the BYC hearing this morning?

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    1. Tunny caved in and voted to give them a permit. On his website he says it was not his decision but that of the board and he will not release the findings until next week. Now, can we say "dodge the bullet"?

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  3. actually not in boystown but .thanks for the post

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    1. Based on the city's map of neighborhoods (not community areas), you are correct.

      Also, according to the city's map, the west side of Halsted is not Boystown. Roscoe's, Hydrate, Scarlet, Cellblock, KitKat, Spin, the Center on Halsted might disagree.

      http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/doit/general/GIS/Chicago_Maps/Citywide_Maps/City_Neighborhoods_poster.pdf

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    2. You're really going to quibble over a boundary issue? I can't believe it. It's that kind of thinking that's keeping the crime problem from getting more attention. This is a 44th Ward problem. Hey CWB - just a thought - maybe the blog should be titled "Crime in the 44th Ward". Would that embarrass Tunney enough to do something? It's what you reported in a previous post: the dramatic increase in crime is in Tunney's Ward.

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    3. Hilarious. For real estate sales purposes, ALL of Lakeview would be considered "Boystown" if the client were gay. If not, the agents and landlords would narrow it down to one side of a street, or maybe even one block.

      Since 2006, Andersonville's "boundaries" have stretched to the Winthrop/Kenmore corridor.

      I'm just glad I'm not stupid.

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  4. It's time for the neighborhood groups to UNITE! SE Lakeview Neighbors, Belmont Harbor Neighbors, Triangle Neighbors, whatever neighborhood group is north of Addison, and the East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce need to get their acts together. As long as Tunney is dealing individually, there is obviously little impact. Perhaps if he faces hundreds demanding action something will happen. The crime problem is everyone's problem. It's a 44TH WARD PROBLEM. The approval of the BYC zoning should be the last straw. Or does there really have to be a murder?

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    1. yes, all of these community groups should get together, would be much more effective. Years ago, the umbrella group, the Lakeview Citizens Council was powerhouse activist organization. Crime is a problem all over the 44th ward, not just Wrigleyville/Boystown. So thankful for this awesome blog, should win awards!

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  5. Please don't forget a small part of the 43 rd ward is in east Lakeview. Cappleman needs to be held accountable too.

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    1. Alderman Cappleman represents the 46th ward.

      43 is lakefront Lincoln Park, south of DIversey

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