Burglary teams target stores in Lincoln Park, Lakeview overnight

Burglary crews hauled away loads of merchandise from at least two businesses on the North Side early Saturday. No one is in custody.

First, a group of prowlers broke into Pogo, a high-end sneaker store at 912 West Armitage in Lincoln Park. Police found the store burglarized around 2:15 a.m. A trail of fallen merchandise led onto a nearby side street.

Then, around 5 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm at Ulta Beauty, 3015 North Clark in Lakeview. An employee who was arriving to prepare for a post-holiday promotion reported seeing three men hauling garbage bins full of merchandise out of the cosmetics retailer.

The burglars loaded the products into a white SUV that sped from the scene. Police said the thieves forced their way through the store’s front doors.

Area Three detectives are investigating the break-ins.

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