Chicago Police Give Up, Urge Storefronts To Install Shatter-Resistant Glass Shields

Chicago Police, struggling with out of control crime and smash and grabs, is urging store owners to install shatter-proof glass to protect what’s inside.

A police notice advises local businesses to be aware and watch out for one another, quickly call police if they see a possible break-in, check that security cameras are functioning properly, and “if possible, use ArmorPlast, an unbreakable shield that fits over existing glass.”

In Chicago’s 14th Police District, robbery is 16 percent higher so far this year than it was by the same point last year. Burglary is up 31 percent, and theft is up 36 percent compared to this point in time last year.

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