Smash-and-grab burglars slam Jeep into Louis Vuitton store

Repair workers stand near the shattered display window at Louis Vuitton, 919 North Michigan, after a smash-and-grab burglary attempt on October 25, 2023. | Provided

CHICAGO — For the second day in a row, smash-and-grab burglars rammed a vehicle into a high-end store’s display window in downtown Chicago.

It happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday at Louis Vuitton, 919 North Michigan, on the Magnificent Mile. Witnesses reported seeing the crew ram into the store’s display window with a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The reinforced window was badly damaged, but officers said no one entered the store. Police found the Jeep abandoned at the scene.

Meanwhile, the crew members escaped in at least two cars, including a Maserati.

One witness described one of the offenders as a woman in her 20s wearing jeans, a gray jacket, and a yellow hijab.

About an hour before the Louis Vuitton attempt, burglars crashed into Flee Club, a sneaker store at 2221 West Taylor.

Smash-and-grabbers struck in River North on Tuesday, too.

Witnesses reported that a burglary crew slammed a white Dodge Charger through the entrance of Little Black Dress, 750 North Franklin, around 5:50 a.m. The group backed another vehicle into the front glass at Endless Supply Sneaker Boutique next door.

Both stores were looted by the group, which fled in a pickup truck, an Infiniti, and a gray Maserati, according to a Chicago police document. A Chicago police officer responding to Tuesday’s burglaries radioed that he saw the vehicles entering the outbound Kennedy Expressway at Ontario Street.

The Dodge Charger was left at the scene, sitting in the Little Black Dress showroom.

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