Sunday, October 14, 2018

Business burglaries reported in Uptown and North Center


More than two weeks after police warned about burglaries to businesses in the Uptown neighborhood, another break-in has been reported in the same area. No one is in custody.

Around 2 o’clock on Sunday morning, police found the Uptown Vietnamese Restaurant burglarized in the 1000 block of West Argyle. The cash register had been broken into, they said.

Police previously warned of a business burglary in the 1100 block of West Argyle early on September 24th and another in the 4900 block of North Broadway on September 22nd. In a community alert, police said the burglars were forcing their way into businesses through front doors or windows and then removing property from inside.

The alert said a witness described the burglars as two black men between the ages of 25 and 45. One is about 6-feet tall, 170 to 200 pounds, and dark complected, police said. The other is a little shorter and has a light complexion.

Anyone with information about the burglaries may contact Area North investigators at 312-744-8263.

North Center burglaries

Two restaurants in the North Center neighborhood were burglarized Thursday, according to reports filed with Chicago police.

Around 5:20 a.m., an unknown offender broke through the back door of Red Eye Coffee, 4161 North Lincoln. Police found the cash register, $100 cash, and a key safe missing.

Later on Thursday, staff discovered that a bar in the 4300 block of North Lincoln had been forcibly burglarized sometime after closing on Wednesday.

No offender descriptions were available for the North Center incidents.

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