Three Customers Have Their Wallets Lifted at Panera's in Lake Bluff

Police continue investigation.


Lake Bluff Police continue to investigate three incidents of theft within a 48-hour period last week at the , 200 S. Waukegan Road, in Lake Bluff.

The first incident was reported at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 5. The woman was eating lunch when her wallet was taken from her purse, which was on the floor next to her feet. She told police she felt movement, and by the time she looked her wallet was gone containing credit cards and $8 in cash.

Two cases occured Jan. 6, and were reported to Lake Bluff Police at 5:33 p.m. and 7:23 p.m., respectively. In the first incident, the victim had placed the handbag on the back of the chair. She had her back exposed to the rest of the restaurant, and someone came by and stole her wallet containing $20 in cash, credit cards, gift cards and her driver's license.

In the second incident, the woman's purse was on the floor, and a green leather wallet was stolen containing a driver's license, credit cards and $59 in cash.

Police could not provide further details at this point since the three cases are under investigation.


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