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Multiple Well-Known Andersonville Businesses Burglarized Over The Last Few Days

Many popular Andersonville businesses have been burglarized or where victims of possible failed attempts over the last few days. Though police have not issued an alert on the matter, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce put out an email to help warn local businesses.

The thieve(s) have been targeting well-known cafes and restaurants in the area. The first incident occurred at First Slice Pie Cafe around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, November 22.  The individual(s) broke into the basement of the establishment and stole the safe. They made out with all the revenue they earned during their busy time before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The next burglary happened at the new space for Colectivo Coffee (5425 N Clark) overnight on Friday or Saturday, November 23-24. In that incident, the suspect(s) again broke into the basement and stole their safe. The Milwaukee-based roaster opened their new Andersonville location not even two months ago.

In a third known robbery, Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark was burglarized in the early morning hours this past Tuesday according to their Facebook page. The award-winning restaurant was forced to close for lunch the day of the burglary, but has since reopened.

According to the Chamber’s email, at least three additional businesses reported unknown individuals in their basement areas. In one of those instances, a book bag was stolen. Video camera footage of the suspect(s) are below. There is no word on if any of these burglaries are connected.

Please be aware especially in the Holiday season. In a safety meeting this past summer, 20th District Commander Sean Loughran recommended that businesses do not leave cash on hand overnight if possible.

If you see someone or something suspicious, call 911. If you are interested in installing security cameras at your business and have questions, contact David Oakes at 773-728-2995 or doakes@andersonville.org.

Thanks to Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.


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