Chicago police say two teenagers have been charged with violent retail thefts along the famed Magnificent Mile this month.
|Cisneros | Chicago Police|
Mishael Cisneros, 18, has been charged with two counts of felony retail theft and aggravated battery to a merchant in connection with an incident in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue on November 11.
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Dierra Bluitt, 18, is charged with felony robbery, felony aggravated battery to a merchant, and misdemeanor retail theft in connection with a similar incident in the 800 block of North Michigan on November 5.
Detectives said the two cases were apart of a larger retail theft and robbery spree across the Near North neighborhood this month in which offenders turned violent when store employees confronted them about shoplifting.
Similar incidents were reported in the 1200 block of North Larrabee on November 9 and the 900 block of North State Street on November 1, police said.