Does Joe Moore still say that "Crime is Down"?
Police Thursday are investigating the break-in and theft of a computer from a political campaign office on the Far North Side. The ward's committeeman doubts the break-in was political in nature, though.
About 7:20 a.m. police got a call that a door was open at the office on the 1700 block of West Greenleaf, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. The 49th Ward Democratic Party campaign office is at 1774 W. Greenleaf Ave., according to 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman David Fagus.
Responding officers found that a window had been broken and a door opened, Perez said.
A computer and monitor were taken, Fagus said.
It was not immediately known what time the break-in may have occurred. The incident is being investigated as a burglary, Perez said.
Fagus said this sort of thing has not happened at the office previously. "It's kind of an odd occurrence," he said.
The office is used mainly by Ald. Joe Moore, Fagus said, and the group Organizing for America, a national Democratic group, also uses the space.
Still, "it would be very unlikely (the break-in) is political," he said. "Nobody in the office is running for anything at the moment," and he noted the computer taken "was the one with the best monitor." Whomever broke into the office saw what appeared to be a valuable computer and monitor, broke in, and left, Fagus said.
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