Chicago police are investigating whether burglars who hit two North Side stores Thursday later threw a cash register into the block where Governor JB Pritzker lives before robbing a Burberry store on North Michigan Avenue.
A police spokesman said on Friday that “the incidents could not be specifically linked to each other at this time” and added that “detectives are still investigating”. The chain of events was first reported by CWB Chicago.
The first burglary happened around 4:15 a.m. Thursday in the 2900 block of North Broadway, police said. Two people forced their way into a business and took away two cash registers and some merchandise, then fled in a black truck.
About 20 minutes later, four people wearing masks, gloves and dark clothing forced their way into a business on the 400 block of West Belmont Avenue about half a mile away, police said. They took two cash registers and some merchandise.
Just five minutes later, someone in a ‘dark colored vehicle’ was seen throwing a cash register into the 1400 block of North Astor Street where the Governor lives. Police have released no further details.
About a minute later, six people – two of them armed – broke into the door of the Burberry store on the 600 block of North Michigan Avenue about a mile away, police said. They fled in a van.
The police did not describe the merchandise taken or its value.