Loop: Prowler breaking into restaurants after hours, police say

A prowler is forcing his way into Loop restaurants after hours to take valuables, including cash that has been left in registers overnight, police said.

Detectives report in a community alert today that the man seen here pries open entrance doors or breaks front door glass to get inside.

He’s struck at least four times this month:

• In the first block of East Madison at 5:27 a.m. on March 11
• In the first block of North Dearborn at 7:19 p.m. on March 20
• In the first block of West Randolph at 11:21 p.m. on March 22
• In the first block of North Dearborn at 11:06 p.m. on March 22

Police are recommending that business owners keep their shops well-lit. Video surveillance equipment should also be inspected to ensure that it is functioning, they said.

Anyone with information about the suspect may contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8384 regarding pattern P19-1-093BA.
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