Lincoln Avenue plumbing and heating business targeted by thieves 4 times in 2 months

Owner questions whether he should stay in the city

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, March 2, 2024
North Side plumbers targeted by thieves 4 times in 2 months
Thieves broke into a North Center plumbing business in the 4300-block of Lincoln Avenue for the fourth time in two months on Saturday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A plumbing and heating business on the North Side was broken into on Saturday morning for the fourth time in two months.

Chicago police said the burglary happened in the 4300-block of North Lincoln Avenue just after 5 a.m.

The business' overhead garage door was damaged, and thieves took property from inside before fleeing the scene.

There's no reason to stay here
Scott Hoffman, owner

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After three other break-ins, the owner is questioning whether he should remain in the city.

"It's frustrating. It's very frustrating. Nothing has changed, and I don't see anything changing, and I'm asked, over and over again, 'Why are we staying in the city?' And I'm asking that question myself now. Nothing's going to be done. There's no reason to stay here," said Fettes Love and Sieben owner Scott Hoffman.

No one is in custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.

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