Chicago — An organized smash-and-grab burglary crew that raided a Magnificent Mile clothing store last month is responsible for similar crimes in the South Loop and the suburbs, Chicago police said Tuesday.
Investigators also released video of the January 30 break-in at Canada Goose, 800 North Michigan, saying the same group of offenders recently burglarized a gun store in suburban Lansing and a liquor store in the Loop.
In the Canada Goose video, the offenders are seen smashing through a pane of reinforced glass. They enter the store and round up winter coats, some of which retail for $900 or more, from the racks and escape with armloads of merchandise in a white SUV. Watch:
According to CPD, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, is also trying to locate the crew. The feds believe the group burglarized Pelcher’s Shooters Supply, a gun store, in Lansing on January 25 and February 9.
FoxChicago reported that no guns were taken from Pelcher’s, although one of the burglars was seen on video pointing a firearm during the latest break-in.
Chicago cops think the same group also burglarized a liquor store in the 600 block of South Wabash around 5:50 a.m. on February 9. After the burglary, the crew crashed their getaway car at Roosevelt and Clark and were seen running from the crash site.
CPD released descriptions of three suspects from the Canada Goose break-in on Tuesday:
- A Black male with a thin build, wearing a black mask, black jacket with fur around the hood, dark blue pants, black shoes.
- A Black male with a thin build, wearing a black mask, black hooded “Anti-Social Social Club” hooded sweatshirt, torn black pants, black shoes with white bottoms & carrying a hammer.
- A Black male with a large build wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, black pants, black shoes.
Anyone with information about the offenders can contact Chicago Police Detective McCabe at 312-746-9661 or email the organized retail crime task force at ORCTF@chicagopolice.org
Refer to case number JG-134351.
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