Burglars crash van into Bucktown Best Buy, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Burglars used a van to crash through the doors of a loading dock at a Best Buy in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, police said.

Someone backed the vehicle into the doors at the rear of the store in the 2100-block of North Elston Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Monday. Police said several people went inside, stole several items and took off in the van.

Tom Griffin, who works in the area, said this was not the first time the Best Buy was targeted by burglars.

"We haven't seen anything over there recently. But this morning when I turned the corner, I knew exactly what it was. I saw the garage door truck and there were four or five cars out here, so I knew what had happened. They used to park a van or a truck in front of the garage door. For a long time they were doing that. I haven't seen that recently though," Griffin said.

Police are investigating the incident. No one is in custody.

A similar burglary occurred at a Best Buy in south suburban Tinley Park over the weekend.

Investigators have not said whether the two burglaries are linked.
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