Sunday, February 24, 2019

Smash & grab burglars target *another* Bluemercury store

The Halsted Street Bluemercury location. | Yelp!
One day after burglars filled trash bins to steal high-end cosmetics from a Bluemercury store in the Southport Corridor last week, a burglary crew pulled off an identical heist at the shop’s sister location in Lincoln Park. No one is in custody.

Police said two male burglars wearing all black clothing used a crowbar to force their way into the Bluemercury store at 2208 North Halsted at 5:50 a.m. Thursday. Once inside, they loaded up on expensive products that retail for up to $80 per half-ounce and fled, possibly in a white or silver pick-up truck.

At 5:34 a.m. on Wednesday, the crew forced its way through the front door of Bluemercury’s location at 3512 North Southport. A witness to that break-in reported seeing two men hauling large city trash cans filled with cosmetics out of the store. The men loaded the goods into a pick-up truck that fled eastbound on Cornelia Avenue, the witness said.

Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity near businesses and especially for any vehicles that appear to be loitering in the area.

Anyone with information about the burglaries may contact Area North investigators at 312-744-8263 regarding alert #P19CWP-007.
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