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Ipsento Near 606 Trail Gets Windows Smashed; Safe, Bikes And More Stolen

By Alisa Hauser | January 24, 2017 8:59am
 View of The 606 from the new Ipsento.
View of The 606 from the new Ipsento.
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Harris Nash

BUCKTOWN — Ipsento, a popular coffee shop along the 606's Bloomingdale Trail, was broken into sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday by burglars who smashed the glass front door to get inside.

"They took our safe with cash in it, some bikes downstairs and an iPad," said general manager Harris Nash early Tuesday.

Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman, said police were called to the scene around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday.

"Upon arrival, [police] discovered the front door of the business was damaged and items were missing from within," Trainor said.

Trainor said the cause of the window damage was not indicated on the police report.

The Bucktown cafe, which also has another spot on Western Avenue, announced on Instagram that its 606 trailside location at 1813 N. Milwaukee Ave. had been burglarized.

"This has been happening throughout the neighborhood. Local business be aware," Ipsento posted.

Nash said that no one was hurt in the burglary, which happened while the cafe was closed. The cafe was closed for a few hours early Tuesday and reopened for the morning rush.

In the last week, rocks have crashed through the windows of several Lincoln Park storefronts.

Trainor said that police don't know if the incident at Ipsento is connected.

Nash said that it appeared a crowbar or similar tool had been used to smash the door glass. 

Ipsento — rated among America's best independent coffee shops —  opened its 40-seat cafe and second location last June.

"Nooooooo 😩💔 I feel like my home has been broken into as we are sitting in those windows so often!!" one fan of Ipsento lamented on Instagram, while another said, "well wishes on a quick store front recovery!"