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Police warn of thieves posing as video game store customers

April 11, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

Thieves have been stealing video gaming systems and games from stores around the city while pretending to be customers, according to a Chicago Police Department alert released Friday.

In each incident, the alert says, between one and five men entered the stores, posing as customers, grabbed the merchandise and then fled the stores. In a few instances, the alert said, the men used force against store employees.

The incidents took place at stores located in the 5100 block of South Pulaski Road at 3:45 p.m. March 17, in the 1700 block of East 95th Street at 7:28 p.m. March 17, in the 8300 block of South Holland Road at 2:15 p.m. March 18, at the 1700 block of West Fullerton Avenue on 7:37 p.m. April 2, and in the 2300 block of West Cermak Road on 7:40 p.m April 9.

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