Police said that a group of more than a dozen men stormed the Louis Vuitton shop in Chicago’s suburb of North Loop and stole approximately $120,000 of merchandise.
On video, the suspects are seen wearing masks and sweatshirts while they grab bags and clear out shelves at the store. About $120,000 worth of merchandise was stolen in the robbery.
According to Oak Brook police, the incident took place at Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, Illinois on Wednesday, around 3:30 PM.
With merchandise stashed in their arms and bags, the 14 thieves escaped in three separate cars. As of Friday, the police had recovered one of the three vehicles used: A Dodge Charger reported stolen in October out of Chicago.
No injuries were reported and no weapons were seen on the footage.
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Oak Brook police stated in a statement that “we are still developing leads to identify offenders involved” in their incident.
The Chicago robbery came just before over 80 people robbed a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek, California on Saturday night. One employee was reportedly pepper-sprayed and two were punched and kicked.
The same night, stores including Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Bloomingdales, Hermes and Fendi in San Francisco were hit. Video footage shows the San Francisco Louis Vuitton store with broken glass and empty shelves. Walgreens, and marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco were also targeted.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, suspects traveling in multiple vehicles tried to break into two Beverly Hills stores, police say.
According to Lt. Robert Maycott, the suspects tried to break the windows of two storefronts in the Rodeo Drive area using sledgehammers but were unsuccessful. The area is known for its extravagant wealth and stretches of designer-label and couture fashion stores.
We don’t know if the attempted or actual burglaries have any connection at this stage.
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