SALVATION ARMY: Safe Drilled, Computers Stolen At Boystown Campus

Two major charities reported burglaries to their facilities in Lakeview and nearby North Center Friday morning.  No immediate connection has been drawn between the cases.

• The Salvation Army Officer Training School in Boystown reported that the school’s safe had been drilled and several computers were taken from throughout the building.

The school occupies a full city block between Halsted, Broadway, Addison, and Brompton.

• In North Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago’s Daniel Cotter Club, 2915 N. Leavitt, reported a burglary shortly before 9:30 this morning.

Repeat Performance

Meanwhile, the Ultimate Exposure tanning salon at 3324 N. Western reported that it had been burglarized overnight. The offender broke through a front door to gain entry. It’s the second time that store has fallen victim to burglars since May 25.

Well, Hello!

Shortly after 3 o’clock this morning, a man returning home to the 1400 block of Fletcher found a door kicked in and a burglar inside his apartment.

The intruder—described a a short Hispanic man wearing a baseball cap and wielding a small knife—fled the scene.

Incredibly, the victim’s roommate was asleep on their couch during the entire episode.

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