Newly-released looting videos show men shooting guns to break stores’ windows, display case

Six weeks after looters ripped Chicago’s retail corridors, investigators continue to release footage of people who ravaged stores along the Magnificent Mile, in the Loop, and around Lincoln Park.

Police have identified more than 1,000 individuals in surveillance videos that have been released to the public since the August 10 crime wave.

The latest videos from CPD include a 47-minute compilation of footage that shows looters making entry to scores of stores, restaurants, and salons.

Three clips in the so-called “points of entry” video show looters firing handguns to break store glass or display cases. CWBChicago has isolated those three clips here:

Another surprise in the lengthy video comes from the Verizon store at 810 West North Avenue. Viewers see a lonely arm reaching through the store’s gates — an arm that just happens to know exactly where the lock is located and how to operate it.

But, once the gate goes up, a stampede of looters rushes into the store.

Here is the entire 47-minute “points of entry video”:

Anyone with information about the individuals seen in these clips can contact the Area Three Looting Task Force at 312-744-8263 or at 630LootingTaskForce@chicagopolice.org. They can also submit an anonymous tip at www.CPDTIP.com.

Below are more newly-released videos. Previously-released videos are available at this link.

Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 North Michigan, 12:08 a.m.
CPD case number JD328774

Walgreens, 233 South Wacker, 4 a.m.
CPD case number JD332126

Beauty One, 616 West Roosevelt, 3 a.m.
CPD case number JD335748

Swiss Fine Timing, 70 East Walton, 3:20 a.m.
CPD case number JD329899

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