Burglar has hit 8 restaurants in River North, Streeterville: police

The most recent happened March 8 in the 700 block of North LaSalle Street.

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Thieves targeted eight restaurants on the Near North Side since February 2020.

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A burglar has robbed at least eight restaurants in River North and Streeterville on the Near North Side since early February, police said.

In each incident, someone pried opena front door, Chicago police said in an alert.All but one of theburglaries happened in the early morning.

The burglaries happened:

  • Feb. 1 in the 700 block of North Wells Street;
  • Feb. 3 in the 300 block of East Illinois Street;
  • Feb. 7 in the 300 block of North Clark Street;
  • in the afternoon hours of Feb. 12 in the 200 block of West North Avenue;
  • Feb. 16 in the 200 block of East Ohio Street;
  • Feb. 23 in the 500 block of North Wells Street;
  • Feb. 23 in the 400 block of North Orleans Street; and
  • March 8 in the 700 block of North LaSalle Street.

Police said a suspect was about 6 feet tall, between 45 and 60 years old, and wore dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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