A number of Uptown restaurants, including Chava Cafe, Tank Noodle, Pho 777 and Hai Yen, have been broken into over the last week, prompting a community warning to be issued. The warning says the “unknown subject gains entry through the front door, causes damage to the cash register and escapes with the proceeds” sometimes breaking windows to get inside.
The burglaries have taken place along the 5000 block of Sheridan, 1000-1200 blocks of Argyle and 4800-5600 blocks of Broadway. In other words, throughout much of east Uptown. The Chicago Police burglary/robbery/theft division asks anyone with information to call 312-744-8263. Businesses: make sure you put your cash in a safe and keep your empty cash register draws open to show the money has been removed.
[via Uptown Update]