UPDATED: Burglar Strikes FIVE (Not Three) Lincoln Park Restaurants Overnight

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UPDATE 9:09PM—Also burglarized overnight were Angela’s Burrito Style at 2556 N. Clark and Cafe Luigi at 2548 N. Clark. The owner of Cafe Luigi said that the thieves left his place empty-handed because he does not keep cash in his register overnight.

One freshly-emptied cash register was found in an alley behind the 600 block of W. Wrightwood. The emptied register drawer from House of Wings was recovered in the 2400 block of N. Lakeview.

CWB’s original report from 5:37AM follows…
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Three restaurants in nearby Lincoln Park are the latest businesses hit by early morning burglars who target cash registers in small retail shops and eateries around our area.

House of Wings at 2447 N. Clark was found burglarized after a witness reported seeing its front glass broken and a man in a hoodie running down the street with a cash register drawer around 4:30 this morning.

Locations of this morning’s 3 known restaurant burglaries

A half-hour later, police responding to a burglar alarm found the front glass broken at Bacci Pizza, 2557 N. Halsted.

Minutes later, the front glass was found smashed in at Aloha Eats, 2534 N. Clark.

Police said cash registers were missing or disturbed at all three establishments.

No one is in custody.

Dozens of businesses have lost cash from their registers in similar crimes over the past year.

Wrigleyville’s Nuts on Clark was struck twice in a week last month.  And police arrested a man on April 25 as he ran down a Lincoln Park street with a cosmetics store’s cash register on his shoulder.

Other businesses to be burglarized during overnight hours recently include “Play Soccer” at 4717 N. Clark; the Chicago Dog House at 816 W. Fullerton; First United Auto Sales at 3818 N. Western; and the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course clubhouse near Addison and Lake Shore Drive.

The List

19th district police officers have recently confirmed the following burglaries of homes, garages, and businesses:

DATE/TIME OF REPORT BLOCK TYPE OF ENTRY LOCATION
04/25/2016 7:30:00 AM 2500 N LAKEVIEW AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
04/25/2016 1:30:00 PM 4100 N LEAVITT ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
04/25/2016 3:00:00 PM 2600 N SHEFFIELD AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
04/25/2016 3:00:00 PM 2600 N SHEFFIELD AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
04/26/2016 4:40:00 AM 3400 N CLARK ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RETAIL STORE
04/26/2016 4:52:00 AM 3100 N BROADWAY FORCIBLE ENTRY RESTAURANT
04/26/2016 8:00:00 AM 4000 N OAKLEY AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
04/27/2016 2:50:00 AM 2600 N HALSTED ST FORCIBLE ENTRY OTHER
04/27/2016 1:22:00 PM 4000 N WESTERN AVE HOME INVASION RESIDENCE
04/27/2016 2:06:00 PM 3100 N CLIFTON AVE ATTEMPT APARTMENT
04/27/2016 8:00:00 PM 2700 N SHEFFIELD AVE ATTEMPT CHA APARTMENT
04/28/2016 10:30:00 AM 4400 N BROADWAY FORCIBLE ENTRY RESTAURANT
04/28/2016 12:00:00 PM 400 W BRIAR PL UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
04/28/2016 12:00:00 PM 1300 W WELLINGTON AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY OTHER
04/29/2016 2:52:00 AM 2800 N CLARK ST FORCIBLE ENTRY OTHER
04/29/2016 11:00:00 PM 3300 N SEMINARY AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE
04/30/2016 4:00:00 AM 2200 W BELMONT AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
04/30/2016 9:30:00 PM 1200 W EDDY ST UNLAWFUL ENTRY GARAGE
05/02/2016 6:39:00 PM 3500 N RETA AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
05/03/2016 3:25:00 AM 900 W DIVERSEY PKWY FORCIBLE ENTRY RESTAURANT
05/03/2016 3:39:00 PM 800 W GRACE ST FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
05/03/2016 11:30:00 PM 1700 W NELSON ST FORCIBLE ENTRY GARAGE
05/05/2016 8:00:00 AM 1700 W BELMONT AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
05/05/2016 8:30:00 AM 1400 W LELAND AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
05/05/2016 7:15:00 PM 2900 N RACINE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
05/06/2016 12:50:00 PM 1300 W WRIGHTWOOD AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
05/06/2016 1:30:00 PM 2900 N MILDRED AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
05/07/2016 4:20:00 AM 2800 N ASHLAND AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESTAURANT
05/07/2016 8:00:00 PM 3200 N SEMINARY AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY GARAGE
05/08/2016 10:45:00 AM 3500 N WILTON AVE ATTEMPT APARTMENT
05/09/2016 1:00:00 AM 4700 N MAPLEWOOD AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
05/09/2016 1:20:00 AM 4700 N LINCOLN AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY RETAIL STORE
05/10/2016 7:00:00 AM 900 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
05/10/2016 9:00:00 AM 1400 W CUYLER AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY GARAGE
“Forcible entry” means that the offenders forced their way in, typically by breaking through a door or window. “Unlawful Entry” means that no force was used–a window left unlocked, for example.

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