Burglary alert issued for Lincoln Park businesses

Detectives have determined that the same person or group likely committed two recent Lincoln Park business burglaries. Police issued a warning about the crime pattern Sunday night. The community alert comes just a couple of days after detectives issued a similar warning to nearby Lakeview businesses.

Police said the Lincoln Park burglars struck most recently during the morning hours of New Year’s Day on the 2000 block of North Clark. The same offenders are suspected of burglarizing the Pogo footwear boutique, 912 West Armitage, around 2:15 a.m. on December 26, according to the alert and a CPD report.

Sunday’s bulletin said the thief used force to enter both stores, but police did not offer any descriptions of the suspects.

Over the weekend, detectives issued an alert for Lakeview businesses after investigators linked two recent break-ins to a three-man burglary crew.

One of the Lakeview break-ins took place just a couple of hours after the Pogo burglary on December 26. In that case, the offenders forced their way into Ulta Beauty, 3015 North Clark, around 4:50 a.m.

Another Lakeview business was targeted in the 3400 block of North Southport at 3:32 a.m. on December 18, according to police.

Anyone with information about the burglaries can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263. The Lakeview crime pattern is P20-3-229, and the Lincoln Park pattern is P21-3-003.

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