Police Warn Of Loop Business Burglaries

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least five business burglaries have been reported in the Loop so far this month, prompting a community alert from Chicago Police.

According to police, four of the burglaries occurred within a week in the 100 block of West Van Buren. They occurred: about 3:10 a.m. on Sept. 9; between 7 a.m. Sept. 12 and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 13; between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Sept. 13; and about 3 a.m. on Sept. 13.

The most recent burglary occurred in the first block of North LaSalle between 8:40 a.m. and 11:20 p.m. Sunday, police said.

During daytime hours, the suspect forced open revolving doors or windows on the ground floor. After nightfall, they returned and took laptops, cameras, cellphones and other electronics, police said.

No description of the suspect was provided, however police did include a still from surveillance footage in the alert.

Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call police at (312) 747-8384.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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