Lakeview bike shop is burglarized again: “We love you, Chicago, but something has to change” (Video)

“We love you, Chicago, but something has to change.”

That’s the message from a Lakeview bike shop after a burglar smashed their front window to steal a high-end bike overnight.

Cops who responded to a report of broken glass at Heritage Bicycles, 2959 North Lincoln, around 6:40 a.m. Thursday found the display window broken and a bike missing from the display case.

The store took it pretty well, telling fans, “If you see Santa riding around on a @iamspecialized Stump Jumper, can you let him know we’ll need it back as soon as he’s done delivering toys!”

They also posted a video that shows a burglar smashing the plate glass window and taking the bike. Watch:

“Unfortunately this isn’t the first time and won’t be the last,” Heritage said in its post. “Bike thieves suck.”

In fact, the same Heritage location was burglarized similarly twice in a month during May and June 2019.

Ronald Hartley, a man with a long rap sheet, was charged with the May break-in. He posted bail and, when we last checked in on his case, he had gone AWOL, and a warrant was out for his arrest.

Late last month, three burglars stole several high-end bicycles from BFF Bikes, 2056 North Damen, in Bucktown. Their movements before and after the break-in were captured by a series of surveillance cameras in the area.

Detectives are investigating the crimes.

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