Oak Park police reported three burglaries to local business over the weekend, in each case, cash was stolen.
Each of the burglaries occurred overnight between Feb. 1-2.
An Oak Park police spokesperson reported that all three cases have been assigned to one detective, but the department is not yet ready to release if they believe the same individuals or group of individuals committed the burglaries.
The first burglary occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., police reported, at Snow White Cleaners in the 0-100 block of Chicago Avenue. A front window was broken using a rock, and once inside, the person or persons stole two cash drawers containing approximately $500 total. A receipt printer was also taken for a total loss of $1,220.
Another burglary occurred between 10 p.m. and 5:50 a.m., at a BP gas station in the 300 block of Lake Street. A person or persons were able to enter the business through a service door using a pry bar and a blunt object, police reported. Stolen was a safe, an unknown amount of lottery tickets and $500 in cash and coins. The ATM machine was also damaged for a total loss of about $10,100.
The third burglary occurred between 10:45 p.m. and 2:43 a.m., at Thom's Turkey, in the 6400 block of North Avenue. Again, person or persons were able to enter the business by smashing a front window. Once inside, a cash register containing $150 was stolen. The total estimated loss to the business was $1,450.
Police told Patch on Tuesday evening that they couldn't yet say whether the three burglaries were related. Because the investigation is ongoing, they declined to release any information about evidence recovered, or whether one or multiple individuals were involved.
Police said they would release more information when it was available.