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Burglars break into Lawndale businesses through roofs: police

Two burglaries were reported in the 3200 block of West 16th Street.

Businesses were burglarized in Lawndale.
A couple of burglaries were reported in the 3200 block of West 16th Street, Aug. 2019, in Lawndale.
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Police are warning business owners in Lawndale of a pair of burglaries reported this month on the West Side.

In each case, someone forced their way into a business through the roof and took items from inside, Chicago police said in a community alert.

A burglary took place between 3:40 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. Aug. 3 in the 3200 block of West 16th Street, police said. Another happened between 2:40 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. Aug. 23 on the same block.

A description of any suspects was not immediately available.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8382.

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