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Chicago Police Alert Businesses Of Retail Thefts In Near North Side

CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are warning businesses of retail thefts in the Near North and Gold Coast neighborhoods.

In each incident, multiple offenders would enter the businesses and grab purses on a display table and flee the store in a waiting vehicle, according to authorities.

Incident times and locations:

  • 800 block of North Michigan Ave., Friday, October 22, 2021, during the afternoon hours.
  • 900 block of North Rush St., Friday, October 29, 2021, in the early morning hours.
  • 600 block of North Michigan Ave., Tuesday, November 9, 2021, in the afternoon hours.
  • 700 block of North Michigan Ave., Saturday, November 13, 2021, in the evening hours.
  • 700 block of North Michigan Ave., Friday, November 19, 2021, in the evening hours. About the

The offenders are described as 3-10 African American men, 5'09"-5'11", 135lbs., 14-18 years of age, and wearing dark clothing.

Police remind victims that if they have video surveillance to save and make a copy of the incident for investigating detectives and to not touch anything and contact the police immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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