A man tried to steal from a grocery store in the South Loop, but he didn’t get very far.
The man walked into the Mariano’s, at 16th and Federal Tuesday night.
He told employees that he was part of the night crew.
But one of the employees recognized him as a burglar who hit another store.
The man ran out, escaped in a car and crashed in the parking lot.
Store security held him there until the police arrived.
No charges have been filed.