Burglars Snatch Cash Register From Boystown Nightclub

A popular Boystown nightclub this morning became the latest Lakeview business to lose a cash register to burglars.

Police were called to Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, just before 5 o’clock this morning after a manager realized that a cash drawer was missing.

The register was later found lying on the street in the 800 block of W. Newport.

Not coincidentally, police were called to the corner of Halsted and Newport about an hour before the burglary was discovered after a passer-by reported seeing two men trying to bust open a cash box on Halsted Street. Officers did not see anything suspicious.

The cash box busters were described as two black men—one in a baseball cap and black tee shirt, the other in a white tee shirt.

Scooped

Yet another local business also lost their cash register during an overnight burglary recently.

Thieves broke through the front door of Bobtail Ice Cream, 2951 N. Broadway, around 3 o’clock last Friday morning and fled out the side door with the register.

Notably, the ice cream shop sits almost directly under a Chicago Police Department pod camera.

The List

Other burglaries confirmed by 19th district police officers since our last report:

DATE/TIME OF REPORT BLOCK TYPE OF ENTRY LOCATION
05/31/2016 12:01:00 AM 1700 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE-GARAGE
05/31/2016 7:00:00 AM 1100 W WAVELAND AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
05/31/2016 11:00:00 AM 2200 W ROSCOE ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
06/01/2016 5:30:00 AM 3000 N BROADWAY ATTEMPT FORCIBLE BAR OR TAVERN
06/01/2016 7:00:00 AM 1400 W BYRON ST FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
06/01/2016 8:15:00 AM 1900 W BELLE PLAINE AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
06/02/2016 5:00:00 AM 3100 N KENMORE AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
06/02/2016 6:30:00 AM 1400 W WRIGHTWOOD AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
06/02/2016 4:30:00 PM 3700 N LAKEWOOD AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
06/02/2016 6:00:00 PM 3200 N SOUTHPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
06/03/2016 12:01:00 AM 800 W LILL AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE-GARAGE
06/04/2016 5:00:00 AM 1100 W NEWPORT AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY RESIDENCE-GARAGE
06/05/2016 11:00:00 AM 3400 N BOSWORTH AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY APARTMENT
06/05/2016 11:00:00 AM 3700 N JANSSEN AVE FORCIBLE ENTRY APARTMENT
06/07/2016 7:40:00 AM 2100 W ADDISON ST FORCIBLE ENTRY RESIDENCE
06/08/2016 12:00:00 AM 2500 N ASHLAND AVE UNLAWFUL ENTRY STREET
“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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