Burglar stole $4K worth of booze from River North hotel, prosecutors say

Curtis Evans is accused of taking thousands of dollars worth of booze from the Godfrey Hotel. | CPD; Google

Chicago police say they’ve busted a burglar who stole nearly $4,000 from a River North hotel and hundreds of dollars in cash and property from a popular improv group.

Curtis Evans, 58, of River North used a prybar and bolt cutters to enter the rear door of the Godfrey Hotel, 127 West Huron on June 18th, according to prosecutors. Once inside, he allegedly stole 90 bottles of booze worth $3,933.

Police said Evans is also responsible for burglarizing the IO Theater the same day. He’s accused of taking a bicycle, digital video camera, microphone, and a money bag containing $741 from the improv group’s building at 1501 North Kingsbury.

Evans is charged with felony burglary and felony theft. Bail has been set at $15,000.

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