Chicago police investigating break-in, burglary at Lakeview church

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Chicago police investigating break-in, burglary at Lakeview church
CPD is investigating a Chicago burglary and break-in at Broadway United Methodist Church in Lakeview. Police said a suspect fled in an orange SUV.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A North Side church was broken into and burglarized early Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

CPD said a suspect broke the front glass door of the Broadway United Methodist Church, located in the 3300-block of North Broadway in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, about 4:45 a.m.

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The suspect then entered the church, and removed items from an office inside, police said.

The individual got into an orange SUV and drove away after the incident, according to police.

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No one was in custody later Wednesday morning, and Area Three detectives are investigating.

Police did not provide any additional information about who was involved in the crime.

Alka Lyall, a pastor at the church, told the Sun-Times she "felt sad not only for the damage that we're experiencing, but also for the person feeling so under-resourced that they have to resort to this level."

"It's sad that something like this happens but it happens all the time," Lyall told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Two main entrance windows and an office window were broken, according to Lyall, and a laptop in the office remained untouched.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.

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