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Thieves target smoke shop on Chicago's Northwest Side

Thieves target smoke shop on Chicago's North Side
Thieves target smoke shop on Chicago's North Side 00:28

CHICAGO (CBS) – The owners of a smoke shop in Forest Glen were recovering after three men targeted their business around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at the Urban City Smoke Shop, at 4803 W. Foster Ave., just west of Cicero Avenue and east of Elston Avenue. The suspects broke a window and robbed the business, then got away. Broken glass was seen in front of the store.

It was not clear how much the suspects took. No arrests have been made.

It wasn't the first time the smoke shop was targeted.  The owner said the smoke shop has been robbed a total of four times in the less than two years it has been open.

Back in September, thieves used a sledgehammer to steal cash registers and other merchandise at the smoke shop.

The owner also said he is now moving sales online – because the cost to clean up after each break-in is too expensive.

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