Wednesday, April 06, 2016

THIS *IS* NUTS: Landmark Wrigleyville Store Burglarized For 2nd Time In A Week; Local Break-In Rate Soars Higher


Oh, come on. Again?

Yes. Again.

Nuts on Clark, the long-running snack shop at 3830 N. Clark that reported its cash register stolen in a burglary around 10:30PM last Tuesday, last night reported that its cash register had been stolen in a burglary. Again. Around 11:30PM. And, yes, it was a Tuesday.

Officers responded to the store after alarms sounded throughout the store and an on-site worker barricaded themselves on the second floor.

Police found the store’s back door open, merchandise “disturbed,” and at least one cash register gone. No one is in custody.

UPDATE: ABC7 speaks with the shop's owner about what happened.

Hits Keep Coming

The North Side’s love affair with burglaries continues to flourish, with break-ins soaring over 100% in Lakeview and over 70% in Lincoln Park this year. Among reports taken over the past three days:

Sunday
2:55PM — A woman returns home to the 1700 block of W. Altgeld and finds an intruder inside. The offender flees when he’s spotted. Description: Black male about 18-years-old, thin, wearing a green and white baseball cap with a flat bill.
6:52PM — Burglary reported to an apartment in the 1500 block of W. Altgeld. The victim tells police that several electronics devices have been stolen, including a phone that is pinging in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood. Officers in the 11th district find the phone. It’s sitting inside the victim’s 2015 Jeep, which was also stolen.
Monday
2:37PM — Burglary. 3900 block of N. Clark.
4:26PM — Burglary. 1700 block of W. Melrose.
Tuesday
A Lincoln Park man drives to the 18th district police station around 7AM to report that his home had been burglarized while he and his family slept overnight. The offenders took one of the family’s cars and other goods from their home in the 2700 block of N. Greenview. Officers find the family’s stolen car in the South Side’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood. One suspect is taken into custody there.
11:16AM — A construction worker reports that a facing tool has been stolen from a vehicle in the 1100 block of W. Patterson. Value: $6,000. Weight: 50 pounds.

The List

Among the other 19th district burglaries that have been confirmed by Chicago police since our weekend update:

DATEBLOCKTYPE OF ENTRYLOCATION
3/22/2016600 W ALDINE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/27/20161400 W WARNER AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
3/27/2016800 W BELMONT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYCHURCH
3/28/20162700 N PINE GROVE AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/28/20161800 W EDDY STUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
3/28/2016600 W WAVELAND AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/28/20163100 N WESTERN AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/28/20163100 N WESTERN AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/28/20161400 W BELMONT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYBUSINESS OFFICE
3/29/20164400 N WOLCOTT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/29/20162900 N HOYNE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/29/20164400 N WOLCOTT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
3/29/20162500 W HUTCHINSON STFORCIBLE ENTRYGARAGE
"Forcible entry" means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. "Unlawful Entry" means that no force was used--a window left unlocked, for example.
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