Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Burglary Gang Hits Uptown, Lincoln Park Stores

A group of burglars have robbed at least three stores in the past week, including one in Uptown twice. Their M.O. is to break in when the businesses are closed, entering through a window they have broken, and helping themselves to cigarettes, and money in the cash register.
  • In Uptown, they burgled the convenience store on the 4100 block of Clarendon twice in a row: at approximately 6am on Thursday, April 20th, and again Friday night, April 21, sometime between 10pm and 5:30am. 
  • In Lincoln Park, they hit a store in the 2500 block of Lincoln on Saturday morning at 5:45am and one in the 2600 block of Clybourn on Sunday morning between 6am and 6:30am.
Police describe them as three black men, 25-30 years old, 5'10" to 6' tall, and weighing 185-200 pounds. They may be driving a dark grey Dodge wagon with a broken passenger side window.

If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have any information about the burglaries, please call the Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.


  1. All this is going to do is raise the insurance rates. Smash and grabs throughout the city. Businesses will start moving out esp. if the insurance climbs.

    Can somebody tell me they smash & grab the Louis Vuitton store on Michigan? They went through a revolving door. Seems there would be so much damage that they drivers & passengers couldn't get out the car. How do they do that?

  2. It happens all over, even in the 'burbs.

  3. I'm all for this idea, for too long this stretch of Clark street has been outdated and shabby looking. Very little foot traffic, even when I walk this way I'm usually the only one walking. It needs a facelift!