Thursday, May 19, 2016

UPDATED: Burglar Strikes FIVE (Not Three) Lincoln Park Restaurants Overnight

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UPDATE 9:09PM—Also burglarized overnight were Angela's Burrito Style at 2556 N. Clark and Cafe Luigi at 2548 N. Clark. The owner of Cafe Luigi said that the thieves left his place empty-handed because he does not keep cash in his register overnight.

One freshly-emptied cash register was found in an alley behind the 600 block of W. Wrightwood. The emptied register drawer from House of Wings was recovered in the 2400 block of N. Lakeview.

CWB's original report from 5:37AM follows...
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Three restaurants in nearby Lincoln Park are the latest businesses hit by early morning burglars who target cash registers in small retail shops and eateries around our area.

House of Wings at 2447 N. Clark was found burglarized after a witness reported seeing its front glass broken and a man in a hoodie running down the street with a cash register drawer around 4:30 this morning.

Locations of this morning's 3 known restaurant burglaries
A half-hour later, police responding to a burglar alarm found the front glass broken at Bacci Pizza, 2557 N. Halsted.

Minutes later, the front glass was found smashed in at Aloha Eats, 2534 N. Clark.

Police said cash registers were missing or disturbed at all three establishments.

No one is in custody.

Dozens of businesses have lost cash from their registers in similar crimes over the past year.

Wrigleyville's Nuts on Clark was struck twice in a week last month.  And police arrested a man on April 25 as he ran down a Lincoln Park street with a cosmetics store's cash register on his shoulder.

Other businesses to be burglarized during overnight hours recently include “Play Soccer” at 4717 N. Clark; the Chicago Dog House at 816 W. Fullerton; First United Auto Sales at 3818 N. Western; and the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course clubhouse near Addison and Lake Shore Drive.

The List

19th district police officers have recently confirmed the following burglaries of homes, garages, and businesses:

DATE/TIME OF REPORTBLOCKTYPE OF ENTRYLOCATION
04/25/2016 7:30:00 AM2500 N LAKEVIEW AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
04/25/2016 1:30:00 PM4100 N LEAVITT STUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
04/25/2016 3:00:00 PM2600 N SHEFFIELD AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
04/25/2016 3:00:00 PM2600 N SHEFFIELD AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
04/26/2016 4:40:00 AM3400 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYRETAIL STORE
04/26/2016 4:52:00 AM3100 N BROADWAYFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
04/26/2016 8:00:00 AM4000 N OAKLEY AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
04/27/2016 2:50:00 AM2600 N HALSTED STFORCIBLE ENTRYOTHER
04/27/2016 1:22:00 PM4000 N WESTERN AVEHOME INVASIONRESIDENCE
04/27/2016 2:06:00 PM3100 N CLIFTON AVEATTEMPTAPARTMENT
04/27/2016 8:00:00 PM2700 N SHEFFIELD AVEATTEMPTCHA APARTMENT
04/28/2016 10:30:00 AM4400 N BROADWAYFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
04/28/2016 12:00:00 PM400 W BRIAR PLUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
04/28/2016 12:00:00 PM1300 W WELLINGTON AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYOTHER
04/29/2016 2:52:00 AM2800 N CLARK STFORCIBLE ENTRYOTHER
04/29/2016 11:00:00 PM3300 N SEMINARY AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESIDENCE
04/30/2016 4:00:00 AM2200 W BELMONT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRESIDENCE
04/30/2016 9:30:00 PM1200 W EDDY STUNLAWFUL ENTRYGARAGE
05/02/2016 6:39:00 PM3500 N RETA AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/03/2016 3:25:00 AM900 W DIVERSEY PKWYFORCIBLE ENTRYRESTAURANT
05/03/2016 3:39:00 PM800 W GRACE STFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/03/2016 11:30:00 PM1700 W NELSON STFORCIBLE ENTRYGARAGE
05/05/2016 8:00:00 AM1700 W BELMONT AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/05/2016 8:30:00 AM1400 W LELAND AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/05/2016 7:15:00 PM2900 N RACINE AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/06/2016 12:50:00 PM1300 W WRIGHTWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/06/2016 1:30:00 PM2900 N MILDRED AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/07/2016 4:20:00 AM2800 N ASHLAND AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYRESTAURANT
05/07/2016 8:00:00 PM3200 N SEMINARY AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYGARAGE
05/08/2016 10:45:00 AM3500 N WILTON AVEATTEMPTAPARTMENT
05/09/2016 1:00:00 AM4700 N MAPLEWOOD AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/09/2016 1:20:00 AM4700 N LINCOLN AVEFORCIBLE ENTRYRETAIL STORE
05/10/2016 7:00:00 AM900 W NEWPORT AVEUNLAWFUL ENTRYAPARTMENT
05/10/2016 9:00:00 AM1400 W CUYLER AVEFORCIBLE 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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13 comments:

  1. In Smith's ward, not Tunney's, but she's even more a useless, pompous jackass, so the hoodlums have found an even softer target area than Wrigleyville/East Lakeview.

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  2. Why would a store leave cash in a register overnight?

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  3. Only an idiot Business Owner keeps the cash in the register overnight - that's what safes are for

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  4. I never understand stealing cash registers. any business owner knows to empty them nightly.

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  5. Not House Of Wings! They have the best crispy buffalo wings in the city!

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  6. Tom, how about putting this information in your e-mail blast instead of all that "feel good" stuff you staff puts together for you and signs your name to it.

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  7. Those businesses were probably "asking for it anyway" for being located in Lakeview and, besides, "it's a big city and these things just happen".

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    1. Your a fucking idiot!!! Why would any business ask for it.

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  8. Rahm keeps spending on massive public works projects but refuses to hire enough police. We are at least 25% understaffed. Sorry, no surprise.

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  9. Ann Sathers could be next

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    1. "Ann Sathers could be next"

      That would be poetic justice!

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  10. Looks like the thieves hit the condo bldg next door to my old place. I always check this blog to see when my old place is going to be 'rolled'.

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