Burglar hits Lawndale, Near West Side businesses

The male suspect broke in by prying open doors, police said.

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Businesses were burglarized in April 2020, in Lawndale and the Near West Side.

Businesses were burglarized in April 2020, in Lawndale and the Near West Side.

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Police are warning business owners on the Near West Side and Lawndale about burglaries reported this month.

In each case, someone got into businesses by prying open doors, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The burglaries happened:

  • between 8:15 p.m. April 7 and 12 p.m. April 8 in the 1300 block of West Taylor Street;
  • at 12:22 a.m. April 9 in the 200 block of South Racine Avenue and
  • between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Taylor Street.

The suspect is described as a male who is 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1 and 200 to 250 pounds, police said.

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

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