A recent string of 12 restaurant burglaries on the Near North Side of Chicago has prompted police to issue a warning to businesses in the area. According to a news release from Chicago police, the burglaries took place between January 9th and February 6th, with nearly all of them happening in the morning.
Four burglaries occurred in the first block of West Kinzie Street, while two burglaries each happened in three other blocks: the 600 block of Orleans Street, 100 block of West Kinzie Street, and 100 block of West Illinois Street. Additionally, there was one burglary each in the 800 block of North State Street and the 300 block of West Hubbard Street.
In each burglary, one to three men, as well as a woman, pried open the patio doors to the restaurants and stole cash registers and money. The suspects are believed to be between 30 and 35 years old, standing at 5-feet-6-inches to 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. The woman is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old.
Anyone with information on these burglaries is encouraged to call (312)744-8263.