Burglary crew targets North Side T-Mobile stores

Approximate locations of the three T-Mobile stores.

A burglary crew targeted three T-Mobile stores across the North Side in about 15 minutes early Sunday, according to CPD reports. But it appears they only managed to get merchandise from one of the locations.

Around 2 a.m., three burglars forced their way into the wireless company’s store at 6179 North Lincoln in North Park. They smashed display cases and got away with electronics before police arrived.

Ten minutes later, alarms sounded at T-Mobile’s Albany Park location, 4706 North Kimball. Police found the store’s front glass smashed, but the burglars could not make it onto the sales floor. A witness saw three men get out of a white SUV occupied by a fourth man before the burglary attempt.

Five minutes after that, around 2:15 a.m., a witness reported seeing a group of men pounding on the front windows of T-Mobile’s store at 2911 West Addison in Avondale during an apparent burglary attempt. The men drove away in a white Jeep before police arrived.

According to surveillance video of the first burglary, the suspects are three men. One wore a white hoodie with black pants, another wore a blue hoodie with black pants, and the third wore a black sweatshirt with a white hoodie underneath, according to a CPD report.

Area Three detectives are investigating the incidents.

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