Businesses burglarized on the Lower West Side
CHICAGO - Chicago police are warning business owners on the Lower West Side about a string of burglaries reported in August.
In each case, the burglar made his way into the businesses by prying open a door or breaking a window and fleeing with the cash register, police said.
In at least one of the incidents, the offender arrived and fled from the scene on a bicycle.
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The offender is described as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30-years-old, according to police.
The burglaries happened:
- About 3:45 a.m. Aug. 15 in the 2000 block of South Ashland Avenue;
- Between 4:40 p.m. Aug. 15 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 16 in the 1900 block of South Halsted Street; and
- About 3 a.m. Aug. 16 in the 1800 block of South Ashland Avenue.
Anyone with information was asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.