Lincoln Park: Beloved cupcake store falls victim to burglars

Molly’s Cupcakes, the beloved bakery at 2536 North Clark, became the latest North Side business to fall victim to burglars early Tuesday, police said.

Cops responded to the recently-expanded store around 3:30 a.m. to discover “glass everywhere, the register open, and the office ransacked,” an officer said. The store’s safe was targeted. Investigators said the back door had been busted to gain entry.

Other businesses that have been burglarized during overnight hours in the area this month include:

• House of Smokes at 2917 North Broadway. A worker found security camera wires cut and the register opened with inventory and cash missing when he arrived to open the store on Nov. 21st. 

 • A small retailer in the 1400 block of West Fullerton on Nov. 17th.

• A dry cleaner in the 3300 block of North Racine on Nov. 7th. 

 Force was used to gain entry to all of the businesses, according to police records.

After-hours break-ins have been a nagging problem on the North Side for several months. In a string of community alerts, investigators have encouraged companies to make sure that their surveillance and alarm systems are working. Police have also recommended the strengthening of rear doors.
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