BUCKTOWN — A man wearing jeans, a trucker-style baseball hat and a red-and-black plaid shirt was one of two men who broke into a popular Costa Rican restaurant early Tuesday morning in Bucktown.
“He looked like a hipster, like he could be one of our customers,” said Henry Cerdas, co-owner of Irazu, a family-owned restaurant, 1875 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Cerdas, who shared the photo of the man with Block Club, said he did not recognize the man, or the man’s accomplice, who was wearing a face-obscuring hoodie. Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, a glass door on the Oakley-facing side of the restaurant’s corner building was shattered and the men broke into the restaurant.
Two iPads and loose change from an open cash register were stolen, Cerdas said, adding that he specifically keeps the register open at night so no one will think there is anything in it and try to smash it.
The shattered glass door was the worst and most expensive part of the burglary.
“It was an unsuccessful burglary for them that became more like vandalism,” Cerdas said.
Police arrived to the scene shortly after getting a call that a door was open at the restaurant, said Officer Michael Carroll, a Chicago Police spokesman.
Carroll said detectives are “reviewing closed circuit television cameras in the business, as well as possible closed circuit cameras from the surrounding area.”
No one is in custody and Area North detectives are investigating, Carroll said.
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