Police issue alert about restaurant, food stand burglaries along lakefront

CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are warning eating places and food stands along the lakefront of a string of burglaries which have occurred in current weeks.

As CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reported, police stated there have been a minimum of 4 burglaries along the lakefront – largely on the Museum Campus – for the reason that finish of August.

Several business operators within the space advised Kostek they’ve been burglarized a number of instances this summer season.

Each incident listed within the police neighborhood alert occurred throughout the early morning and night hours.

Police say in three of the incidents, the burglar broke in by smashing a glass window earlier than and stole the money register. In the fourth incident, the burglar entered by chopping a gap within the roof, and likewise took the money register.

Incident instances and places:

  • 1100 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. This deal with is in Grant Park.
  • 1400 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive between 6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 31, and 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. This deal with is close to the Field Museum.
  • 700 block of East Solidarity Drive on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3:46 a.m. This deal with is close to the Adler Planetarium.
  • 200 block of North Lakefront Drive on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at 4:56 a.m. This deal with is close to DuSable Harbor and north of Millennium Park.

Kostek spoke to a lady who for 13 years has operated the stand the place the burglar got here in via the roof. She stated her stand has been burglarized 5 instances this summer season alone.

At no level have the burglars gotten away with money, as a result of the stand doesn’t preserve money inside – however the burglars have has prompted important injury. Last week, the girl, Teresa, stated she cried.

“I say, why they do this? I work seven days a week, and I want to make it better for my family. It’s really nice, and the view is beautiful.” she stated. “I try. I hope they come with the cameras and catch the guys.”

The suspect is described as presumably being between the age of 20 and 30, sporting a black hooded Nike sweatshirt, a lightweight blue surgical masks, and crimson and black gloves.

Police are encouraging companies within the space, of their phrases:

  • Be conscious of this crime and alert close by companies
  • Pay particular consideration to any suspicious individuals/automobiles loitering within the space
  • Have and preserve a working surveillance system
  • If video surveillance is obtainable, save and make a replica of the incident for investigating Detectives.
  • If you’re a sufferer, strive not contact something and call the police instantly.
  • Call 911 instantly and supply an in depth description of any suspicious individuals together with any car description and license plate data.

Anyone with data is requested to name Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8263. 

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