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Warning to Lawndale drugstores: Burglars might cut in

May 31, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

It sounds like a maneuver out of a cartoon: burglars cutting holes in walls to steal from their local drugstore.

But police officials said in a community alert Friday afternoon that some burglars in Lawndale are doing just that to break into Walgreens drugstores.

Police said the burglars forcibly entered two stores on the Southwest side this May by cutting holes in adjacent building walls. They used the holes to enter the stores and exit again with merchandise.

Stolen goods included money, cigarettes, and CTA fare cards, police said.

Officials said they do not have any information about the number of offenders, their genders or ages.

Both burglaries occured in the early morning; The first took place at the Walgreens at 4005  West 26th Street at 5:30 a.m., and the second took place at the Walgreens at 3045 West 26th Street on May 27th between 3 and 7 a.m.

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