Police in Chicago have issued a warning to businesses on the Near North Side after a recent string of 12 restaurant burglaries in the area. In each burglary, one to three men, as well as a woman, pried open the patio doors to the restaurants and stole cash registers and money.
The burglaries occurred from Jan. 9 through Feb. 6, with nearly all of them taking place in the morning. Four burglaries occurred in the first block of West Kinzie Street, while two burglaries occurred in each of three other blocks – the 600 block of Orleans Street, 100 block of West Kinzie Street, and 100 block of West Illinois Street. Additionally, there was one burglary each in the 800 block of North State Street and the 300 block of West Hubbard Street.
According to officials, the men are believed to be between 30 and 35 years old, standing between 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. The woman is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. Anyone with information on the burglaries is encouraged to call (312)744-8263