Police release videos of Oak Street looting, Lakeview “extortion” and Old Town burglary

Screenshots from videos released by Chicago police show suspects in a Lakeview intimidation case (left); a Mag Mile store looting; and an Old Town burglary (right). | CPD

Chicago police have released videos of three recent crimes, including two that we’ve told you about on CWBChicago:

Chanel looting video

Detectives released footage of a woman who burglarized a high-end boutique on the Oak Street retail corridor during a night of looting on May 31. Police said the video was recorded at 1:11 a.m. at 65 East Oak, which is the address of the Chanel store.

The woman entered the store through a small hole in the security gate and began collecting purses and other display merchandise.

Anyone with information about the woman can contact Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding case JD-251060.

Lakeview restaurant threat

Police also released video of a man who allegedly tried to extort Mixteco Grill, 847 West Belmont, around 6:30 p.m. on June 18.

Detectives previously released screenshots of the man who allegedly gave a restaurant worker a brown paper containing a note “with criminal implication.” Police classified the incident as “intimidation/extortion.”

Anyone with information about the man can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261 about case JD-268440.

Old Town burglar

The third video allegedly shows a man stealing a bicycle from a garage in the Old Town neighborhood. Police said the man entered the garage on the 1300 block of North Larrabee on May 20. CPD records indicate the crime took place at 3 a.m., but the video clearly shows the sun shining at the time of the alleged theft.

Anyone with information about the suspect can contact Detective Haidari about case JD237351 at 312-747-8263.

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