Chicago crime: Burglars target smoke shops, police say – WLS-TV

Surveillance video shows burglars smash into Vape Up Smoke Shop in Logan Square

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:34PM

CHICAGO (WLS) — Burglars targeted four smoke shops and Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

Surveillance video from Vape Up Smoke Shop in the 2400-block of North Milwaukee avenue shows three men hop out of a white vehicle and break the glass.

The owner of the shop said the burglary is very upsetting.

“It’s just really disgraceful,” he said. “You open up a business, try to build something, try to make something for yourself and for your family and you have unfortunate circumstances like this.”

A similar pattern played out at two other smoke shops and a dispensary.

Another burglary took place at a smoke shop in the 5600-block of West Roosevelt Road at about 11:03 p.m.

Police said three male suspects wearing hoodies got out of a white Kia SUV and shattered the front glass door of a smoke shop.

The suspects fled with merchandise and a cash drawer, police said.

A third burglary took place in the 600-block of West Roosevelt Road at about 12:57 a.m. as police said two male suspects in hoodies got out of a white Kia SUV and shattered the front glass of a

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