Police seeking to identify one (1) looting suspect

Chicago police said this woman participated in the burglary of an Oak Street boutique during rioting early on May 31, 2020 | CPD

Talk about bad luck.

Out of all of the people who looted and burglarized stores along Chicago’s retail corridors during last month’s uprising, police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying exactly one of them.

Area 3 detectives overnight released surveillance images of a woman who allegedly entered an Oak Street boutique early on May 31 and stole merchandise from inside.

Some of the world’s priciest retailers have locations on Oak Street, including Buccellati, Tom Ford, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Police said the woman entered a store on the first block of East Oak Street at 1:11 a.m. and passed merchandise to people who were waiting outside.

Oak Street shops were ripped by throngs of looters on the night of May 30 and 31.  Cameras captured video of one theft crew crashing a U-Haul truck through the front door of a shop so looters could get inside.

The woman unlucky enough to be singled out for identification by Chicago police was wearing a purple jacket with black Vans gym shoes that have orange shoelaces, according to CPD’s “seeking to identify” bulletin.

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

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