Burglars hit 3 Lincoln Park businesses in 10 minutes overnight

CHICAGO — Three Lincoln Park businesses were targeted by burglars within about 10 minutes early Tuesday. No arrests have been announced.

Chicago police first responded to reports of two burglaries in progress in the 1100 block of West Wrightwood around 12:56 a.m. Officers found rocks had been thrown through the windows at Starbucks, 1157 West Wrightwood, and Ultimate Dry Cleaning at 1158 West Wrightwood, according to CPD reports.

About ten minutes later, five men broke the front glass door at Rowan Piercing Studio, 2007 North Sheffield. Police said the thieves took a laptop and several other items before escaping in a red Hyundai sedan.

A red sedan was also seen leaving the Wrightwood break-ins.

Cops found cash register drawers and other possible burglary proceeds in an alley in the 1900 block of North Sheffield. It was not clear if those items were taken during Tuesday’s break-ins or from a different location.

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