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Thieves Target Prada, Hermès On Oak Street In Gold Coast; Security Guard Pepper-Sprayed

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Thieves targeted stores on Oak Street in the Gold Coast late Wednesday, and a security guard was pepper-sprayed in one of the incidents.

At 5:05 p.m., two men walked into the Prada store at 30 E. Oak St. and took items, police said.

Ten minutes later, one man walked into the Hermès store across the street at 25 E. Oak St. The man approached a security guard, and sprayed what appeared to be pepper spray at the guard, police said. The man then took items from the store, police said.

The security guard refused medical treatment.

No one was in custody late Wednesday, and police have not confirmed whether the two incidents are connected. Area Three detectives were investigating.

A description of the suspects was not available.

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