Three thefts have been reported in June and July by Chicago police. | Getty Images
In three thefts, a person distracted restaurant patrons to steal their property, police said.
Police are warning residents on the North side of thefts reported in June and July in the Park West and Lake View neighborhoods.
In each incident, a person entered a restaurant, spoke with victims and placed a menu over a person’s property before leaving the restaurant with the property, according to a community alert from Chicago police.
The thefts occurred June 20 in the 2500 block of North Clark Street and twice July 20 in the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue and 3100 block of North Broadway Avenue, police said. They happened in the afternoon hours.
Anyone with information should call Area North Detectives at 312 744 8263.