Video shows burglars hit West Englewood liquor store, police say suspect in custody

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
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Video shows the burglars try to take the ATM after crashing through the front door on Tuesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police investigating an early Tuesday "smash-and-grab" on the city's South Side.

The crime happened around 4:44 a.m. on 71st Street and South Ashland Avenue at the Rainbow Food and Liquors in West Englewood.

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Surveillance video shows the moment a red Dodge Durango plowed into the front door.

Several people then jumped over the rubble to steal items inside. In the video, it appears to show others streaming into the business who begin to loot and take cases of alcohol.

Chicago police said several suspects got into a black four-door vechile and fled southbound. The Dodge was left behind.

Officers found one of the suspects just across the street, and took them into custody. Charges are pending.

The business owner told ABC7 that the store reopened in January after closing in 2020 due to pandemic looting.

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