Thieves Took Candy, Coupons And Keys In Portage Park – CBS Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) — Coupons, cand and a bunch of keys.

CBS 2’s Eric Cox has been looking into a bizarre pair of North Side burglaries. Cameras were rolling as a man and a woman broke into a shrimp restaurant, and later a car wash.

He has the story from Portage Park where the thieves stole a car. Surveillance cameras at the 4 Seasons Car Wash on Addison Street showed the thieves stealing the vehicle from out of the lot early Saturday morning, driving away in a customer’s car.

“In Chicago, everything happens. you never know,” said Andy Sularz, the owner of Millennium Auto Sales. Cameras recording as a pair of burglars use a hammer to shatter the glass at 4 Seasons Car Wash on Addison Street early Saturday morning.

The thieves, a man and a woman, the man, in a hat, the woman failing to cover her face.

“I think they’re new at what they’re doing,” said Justyna Seternus, co-owner of the 4 Seasons. The couple, stole a cash drawer full of coins, candy and several car keys.

Including a set to Andy Sularz’s VW Jetta.

“I was still sleeping, you know,” he said. He owns Millennium Auto on Cicero Avenue. He said his Volkswagen was at 4 Seasons overnight for detailing. The burglars, testing out the keys they stole when they saw his sedan light up. Moments later, they put his Jetta in drive and took off.

“We’re speechless because we don’t want to lose their business,” said Seternus, who co-owns the car wash with her husband.

“Maybe they feel like they got lucky. We don’t feel that way,” she said.

The business’door is boarded up after the break in. It matches the entrance at Frank’s Chicago Shrimp House on Irving Park road, just over a mile away. Half an hour earlier, the same couple was caught on camera inside this restaurant.

After rifling through the back room, the burglars left with bank bags.

Not filled with cash, but old coupons.

“A shrimp restaurant and a car wash, burglarized,” Seternus said. “I feel like they’re just hitting random places.”

A bizarre pair of burglaries with real consequences for both businesses and customers.

“Hopefully someone recognizes them so we can put these guys away,” Sularz said.

You might be wondering why steal old coupons? Restaurant employees believe the burglars thought those bags were filled with money.

As for 4 Seasons Car Wash, they’re still working with the owner of the Jetta to determine whose insurance will cover the theft.

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