CHICAGO (CBS)– Thieves are targeting businesses in Lakeview, leaving store owners with huge repair bills.
Twice in the past week, two men smashed in the front windows of businesses in the early morning hours.READ MORE: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart
Chicago police said the men stole items from businesses in the 3400 block of north Halsted Street and the 2900 block of north Lincoln Avenue.READ MORE: A Day After Plainfield Mom Told CBS 2 She Was Keeping Her Special-Needs Son At Home Because Of School Bus Driver Shortage And Long Commute, District 202 Contacts Her With Solutions
Police are also warning of a series of strong-arm robberies on the West Side, including one this past weekend.
The thief came up to people and demanded they hand over their property. In some cases, the man took those items by force.MORE NEWS: R. Kelly Does Not Take Stand In New York Sex Trafficking Case
Police are investigating a pattern of these types of crimes in Homan Square since last month.