3 businesses broken into in 20-minute span overnight on Northwest Side

Three currency exchanges on Chicago's Northwest Side were broken into early Friday in a span of 20 minutes.

The first break-in took place at 2:10 a.m. at a currency exchange in the 4100 block of North Lincoln Avenue, police said. Ten minutes later, a group of people entered another currency exchange in the 3500 block of North Kedzie Street.

In both incidents, thieves attempted to take ATMs inside but were unsuccessful.

The first smash-and-grab took place around 2:30 a.m. at a currency exchange in the 2800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, police said.

Thieves broke the front glass of the store and took an ATM, police said. Area Five detectives are investigating all three break-ins.


Roughly an hour later, three men broke the front glass door to a Ukrainian Village liquor store in the 1600 block of West Chicago Avenue, stealing merchandise and an unknown amount of cash, police said.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

No one is in custody in any of the break-ins and police have not said if they believe the incidents were connected.