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Crime in Chicago: Police raise alarm after more than 20 crash-and-grab burglaries

Crime in Chicago: Police raise alarm after more than 20 crash-and-grab burglaries

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police have issued a warning about a series of crash-and-grab burglaries.

Investigators have linked nearly two dozen crimes at liquor and retail stores since late May, most of which occurred on the South Side.

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According to police, seven to eight armed men drove into stores in stolen cars. They then stole cash registers, alcohol and other items from the store.

The break-ins occurred in:

-8000 block of South Kedzie Ave on May 27, 2024 at 3:05 am

-800 block of West 87th Street on May 27, 2024 at 4:19 a.m.

-200 block of West Root Street on June 15, 2024 at 4:30 a.m.

-10000 block of South Western Ave on June 14, 2024 at 2:45 am

-9000 block of South Ashland Ave on June 14, 2024 at 5:15 am

-400 block of East 103rd St on June 15, 2024 at 2:55 am

-7900 block of South Exchange Ave on June 15, 2024 at 5:30 am

-1600 block of East 79th St on June 15, 2024 at 6:00 a.m.

-700 block of East 87th St on June 16, 2024 at 12:30 am

-200 block of West Root St on June 18, 2024 at 5:13 am

-700 block of East 87th St on June 18, 2024 at 5:45 am

-100 block of East 51st St on June 19, 2024 at 4:23 am

-500 block of East 47th St on June 19, 2024 at 4:56 am

-7100 block of South State St on June 21, 2024 at 4:23 am

-9700 block of South Commercial Ave on June 21, 2024 at 3:50 am

-9300 block of South Cottage Grove Ave on June 21, 2024 at 5:20 a.m.

-2200 block of West Taylor St on June 22, 2024 at 4:00 a.m.

-400 block of East 103rd St on June 22, 2024 at 4:43 am

-8700 block of South Commercial Ave on July 2, 2024 at 3:57 am

-6600 block of South Halsted St on July 2, 2024 at 4:35 am

-8000 block of South Kedzie Ave on July 3, 2024 at 5:00 a.m.

-200 block of West Root St on July 7, 2024 at 3:54 am

– 5400 block of South Halsted St on July 9, 2024 at 5:18 am

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area 1 Detectives at (312) 747-8384, Area 2 Detectives at (312) 747-8273 or Area 3 Detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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