Chicago restaurant patrons targeted by Southern thieves in Roscoe Village, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) – Thieves targeted customers eating at a restaurant in Roscoe Village on Wednesday night, Chicago police said.

Police said the three suspects entered a restaurant on 2300 Block West Roscoe Street around 8:05 pm South confirmed to ABC7 that the thefts took place at their restaurant.

One of the suspects approached a 69-year-old woman and then took her belongings from the table, police said. The other two suspects approached a 53-year-old woman and did the same, police said.

The suspects then fled and police searched the area but could not find them, police said.

Some of the 69-year-old’s belongings were recovered from the sidewalk outside the restaurant, police said.

The South said it would be open Thursday night for dinner with extra precautions in place.

No injuries were reported. Zone Three detectives are investigating and no one is in custody.

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce said in a statement: “The recent increase in crime in our community is both shocking and worrying for our businesses and residents. We are working with the 32nd Ward office of Alderman Scott Waguespack and the 19th District of the Chicago Police Department to identify a solution to best ensure the safety of the community of Lakeview Roscoe Village. ”

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