Police were called to Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, just before 5 o’clock this morning after a manager realized that a cash drawer was missing.
The register was later found lying on the street in the 800 block of W. Newport.
Not coincidentally, police were called to the corner of Halsted and Newport about an hour before the burglary was discovered after a passer-by reported seeing two men trying to bust open a cash box on Halsted Street. Officers did not see anything suspicious.
The cash box busters were described as two black men—one in a baseball cap and black tee shirt, the other in a white tee shirt.
Thieves broke through the front door of Bobtail Ice Cream, 2951 N. Broadway, around 3 o’clock last Friday morning and fled out the side door with the register.
Notably, the ice cream shop sits almost directly under a Chicago Police Department pod camera.
The ListOther burglaries confirmed by 19th district police officers since our last report:
|DATE/TIME OF REPORT||BLOCK||TYPE OF ENTRY||LOCATION|
|05/31/2016 12:01:00 AM||1700 W NEWPORT AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||RESIDENCE-GARAGE|
|05/31/2016 7:00:00 AM||1100 W WAVELAND AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|05/31/2016 11:00:00 AM||2200 W ROSCOE ST||FORCIBLE ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|06/01/2016 5:30:00 AM||3000 N BROADWAY||ATTEMPT FORCIBLE||BAR OR TAVERN|
|06/01/2016 7:00:00 AM||1400 W BYRON ST||FORCIBLE ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/01/2016 8:15:00 AM||1900 W BELLE PLAINE AVE||FORCIBLE ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/02/2016 5:00:00 AM||3100 N KENMORE AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/02/2016 6:30:00 AM||1400 W WRIGHTWOOD AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/02/2016 4:30:00 PM||3700 N LAKEWOOD AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/02/2016 6:00:00 PM||3200 N SOUTHPORT AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/03/2016 12:01:00 AM||800 W LILL AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||RESIDENCE-GARAGE|
|06/04/2016 5:00:00 AM||1100 W NEWPORT AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||RESIDENCE-GARAGE|
|06/05/2016 11:00:00 AM||3400 N BOSWORTH AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/05/2016 11:00:00 AM||3700 N JANSSEN AVE||FORCIBLE ENTRY||APARTMENT|
|06/07/2016 7:40:00 AM||2100 W ADDISON ST||FORCIBLE ENTRY||RESIDENCE|
|06/08/2016 12:00:00 AM||2500 N ASHLAND AVE||UNLAWFUL ENTRY||STREET|
"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.