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Multiple burglaries, fire at Ping Pong

Multiple burglaries, fire at Ping Pong

Multiple burglaries in Belmont apartment building
May 2, 4 p.m.
A 24-year-old female who lives near Belmont Avenue and Broadway came home to find her apartment had been broken into and her jewelry and her Apple laptop were missing, according to reports. Police on the scene discovered four other apartment doors in the building with damage and pry marks. Another building resident, a 21-year-old female, said her Nikon camera was missing from her apartment one door down, as well. No arrests.

Car break-in on Halsted
May 2, 6:30 p.m.
A 22-year-old male told police he discovered his Dodge Neon had been broken into while it was parked at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, according to reports. The victim told police about $690 worth of electronics, clothes and cash were missing — as well as the birth certificate and social security card he had in the car. No arrests.

Two arrested for burglary at Cornelia
May 3, 10:10 p.m.
Two men, ages 22 and 23, are in custody after witnesses say they were breaking into an apartment’s shared storage rooms at Cornelia and Sheffield avenues, according to reports. A 40-year-old male witness told police he confronted one of the two men when he saw him holding the witness’s possessions, before he fled, only to be caught later by police. Police say one of the offenders was also in possession of keys another resident reported missing a few hours earlier.

Burglary on Cornelia
May 5, midnight
Two 28-year-old females reported to police they came home to their apartment at Cornelia Avenue and Fremont Street to find the back door had been broken into and more than $18,000 worth of electronics and jewelry had been missing, according to reports. No arrests.

Fire at Ping Pong
May 6, 11 a.m.
Numerous fire officials and police reported to a fire at Broadway near Aldine Avenue Friday at pan-Asian restaurant Ping Pong, to find “extensive” damage in the kitchen area, according to reports. Police say the fire started when boxes stacked around a refrigerator overheated and caught fire, which resulted in smoke and water damage throughout the restaurant. Fire officials also reportedly had to break through the restaurant’s front windows to gain access to the fire as the restaurant was closed at the time. No injuries.

Information provided by District 23 of the Chicago Police Department. Check back each Monday for the week’s police reports. These reports only highlight a fraction of neighborhood crime.


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