Manager: Englewood store robbed when SUV crashes through front

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Television sets were stolen from a South Side Englewood neighborhood store on Sunday after an SUV crashed into the front. | NVP News

The manager of a business in the South Side Englewood neighborhood said electronic equipment and multiple television sets were stolen after an SUV crashed into the storefront Sunday night.

About 10:15 p.m., a Mitsubishi SUV struck at least two vehicles in a Food 4 Less parking lot, drove through a fence, continued across the street and crashed into the storefront of Chatham Furniture, 7001 S. Ashland Ave., according to Chicago Police and witnesses at the scene.

The driver, a 36-year-old Chicago man, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, driving on a revoked license and driving without insurance, police said.

Fred Batroukh, who identified himself at the store’s sale’s manager, told reporters at the scene that multiple television sets and several stereos were stolen after the vehicle smashed into the business.

“When I walked in I seen half the store was empty,” Batroukh said.

Batroukh said he believed as many as 20 television sets and four stereos were missing from the store.

As of Monday morning, Chicago Police said they were only investigating the incident as a crash and had not been notified of any theft from the store.

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