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Burglars strike Near North Side businesses: Alert

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police issued an alert Thursday warning of a recent string of overnight burglaries at businesses on the Near North Side.

The burglars "forcibly" enter closed stores during the late evening and early morning hours, according to the alert from Area Central detectives.

Burglaries happened overnight on April 17-18 and April 23-24 in the 0-100 block of East Elm Street, police said.

A description of the burglars was not available.

Police advise business owners to keep perimeters well-lit, keep doors and windows secure, and to immediately repair broken locks.

Anyone with information should contact detectives at (312) 747-8384.

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