6 arrested, gun recovered after looters goal shops in Lincoln Park, Lakeview

Cleanup underway at Nation Recent Finer Meals, 2583 North Clark | HeyJackass!

Police arrested six individuals early Sunday after vandals broke into shops and broken parked vehicles in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Gunfire was reported close to not less than one of many storefront break-ins and police recovered a firearm throughout the arrests.

A lot of the harm has been reported from the 2400 block of North Clark to the 2900 block of North Broadway. However looters additionally struck shops alongside the Clybourn retail hall and in Boystown, in keeping with police stories.

The primary alarms got here from Steve Fast Jewelers, 2470 North Clark, shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses instructed police that carloads of individuals broke the shop’s glass.

Damaged glass is seen to the best of the Steve Fast Jeweler entrance. | HeyJackass

For the almost three hours, alarms sounded and witnesses reported seeing individuals rising from vehicles to focus on retails retailers throughout the world as police labored to find the offenders.

Along with Steve Fast Jewelers, incidents are recognized to have occurred at:

  • Dash, 2850 North Broadway
  • Goal, 2650 North Clark
  • Nation Recent Finer Meals, 2583 North Clark
  • Gamestop, 2725 North Clark
  • Verizon, 3710 North Halsted
  • Benjamin Moore, 3234 North Clark
  • Injury to parked vehicles, 3000 block of North Waterloo
  • Zale’s Jewelers, 2754 North Clybourn
  • Marshall’s, 1834 West Fullerton
  • A number of shops at Riverpoint Heart, 1750 West Fullerton

A non-public safety guard detained a feminine on the 2700 block of North Clark round 1:15 a.m. Police arrested her for legal harm to property.

Round 1:45 a.m., gunfire was extensively reported close to Broadway and Surf Avenue moments after the witnesses noticed the Dash retailer break-in. Nobody was reported injured, however one 911 caller noticed a person get one thing out of a automobile and stroll into an alley the place pictures had been then fired.

The massive break for officers got here when cops stopped a suspicious automobile at Surf and Pine Grove round three:15 a.m. Whereas officers dealt with the visitors cease, one other break-in was reported on the close by Gamestop retailer. Police noticed Gamestop merchandise within the stopped automobile and arrested all 5 occupants.

A firearm was recovered from the automobile.

Police additionally responded to a theft involving a carload of offenders on the 500 block of West Cornelia round 2:30 a.m., however CPD didn’t have particulars of the case on the time of this report.

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