Cops warn about burglaries at Loop bars, stores and restaurants


Chicago police are warning businesses in the Loop and nearby areas about a man or men who have been breaking into stores, bars and restaurants overnight in recent months.



The man or men have stolen cash and items including electronics, police said Sunday. The break-ins date to Sept. 9 and happened most recently in the last week of December, according to a police alert issued Friday.

The burglar or burglars broke into taverns, restaurants and retail stores through rear doors or by breaking front glass doors, according to the alert.

The burglaries have happened:

About 1:50 a.m. Dec. 27 at a bar and about 2:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at a restaurant in the 200 block of West Van Buren Street.
About 12:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at a restaurant in the 100 block of North Wells Street.
About 3:05 a.m. Nov. 18 in a restaurant in the first block of East Washington Street, just east of State Street.
About 10:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at a small retail store in the 400 block of South Financial Place.
About 3:20 a.m. Oct. 6 at a bar or tavern in the 500 block of West Polk Street in the South Loop.
Between 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and 7 a.m. Sept. 29 at a convenience store in the 200 block of West Randolph Street.
Between 8:40 and 11:40 p.m. Sept. 25 at a restaurant in the first block of North LaSalle Street, just north of State.
At 3 a.m. and between 1 and 5 a.m. Sept. 13 at a restaurant in the 100 block of West Van Buren Street. Between 7 p.m. Sept. 12 and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 13 and about 3:10 a.m. Sept. 9 at a tavern in the same block.
The burglar or burglars are described as black men with a dark complexion, ages 20 to 52, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet, weighing 170 to 210 pounds. No clothing descriptions were released.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8384.

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