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Edgewater Burglaries Target ATMs At Local Businesses

A string of recent early morning burglaries in and around the Edgewater neighborhood involved a team that has targeted ATMs at local stores.

The Chicago Police Department issued a community alert on Friday warning the Edgewater and West Ridge neighborhoods about a string of robberies in which the thieves forcefully broke into three businesses by shattering the front doors and targeted ATMs in at least two of them. The thefts all occurred in the last ten days and property was stolen from all three.

The alert was followed by a CWBChicago story that included additional information including the names of the businesses and an eyewitness report.

The first incident happened just outside the Edgewater neighborhood around 4 a.m. on Oct. 17 at Youmax Food & Liquor (2222 West Devon). According to police, a black sedan pulled up to the store, broke in and stole ATM proceeds and other property then fled north on Bell Ave.

The CPD alert describes the suspects in the first incident as black men between 5’6” and 5’11” tall weighing between 160 and 180 pounds and wore masks and hoodies.

The other two incidents both occurred on Oct. 22 in Edgewater. A criminal team struck at Everything Dollar (6028 N Broadway) around 3:30 a.m. and then at Hollywood Spirits (1301 West Hollywood) around 4:15 a.m. Property was taken in both incidents which included another ATM machine at Hollywood Spirits. In both Edgewater incidents the team drove a red Ford Explorer.

The only description given for the suspects in the Edgewater incidents was that they were wearing hoodies.

If you have any information regarding any of the crimes, please contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North at (312) 744-8263.




Police described the offenders as black men between 5’6” and 5’11” tall who weigh between 160 and 180 pounds. They wore masks and hooded sweatshirts, according to CPD’s community alert.

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