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From the News-Star Crime Blotter

Break-in at small store
A business owner discovered a pair of scissors propping open the back door of his store on the 1900 block of W. Foster. The man arrived around 2:45 p.m. to open his store when he pushed the door open and the scissors fell to the ground. A few drawers were ransacked, but the owner told police he didn’t notice anything missing.
Apartment robbed
An apartment on the 1700 block of W. Winnemac was robbed over the Christmas holiday. Its residents returned home around 2:45 p.m. Dec. 28, after their landlord called them the day before, saying that their bedroom window was wide open. They told police that their bedroom was securely shut when they left on Christmas Eve.
Many belongings were missing including a TV set, an iPod, camera equipment and $400 cash.
Walgreens robbed
A man wearing a Bears hat, Bears scarf and khaki pants knocked over the Walgreens at 5158 N. Lincoln around 8:30 a.m. Dec. 22. Employees said the man came into the store and waited until there was no one at the cash register. The man ordered a cashier to open the drawer. When she hesitated, he threatened to kill her, implying that he had a weapon. The cashier opened the register and reached inside it to grab the loot. He fled the store westbound on Winona, with $120.
Mugged on Kenmore
A 19-year-old man was robbed in front of his building on the 5000 block of N. Kenmore around 7:50 p.m. Dec. 17. He told police that a teen walked up to him and began punching him in the face. The kid demanded his bag and the two struggled until video game system feel out of the bag on to the street. The man yelled for help and the teen fled.

Source: Chicago Journal/News-Star


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