Burglars plow stolen SUV into Chicago DIOR store overnight, leave empty-handed

Chicago police at the scene of a smash-and-grab burglary at the DIOR store, 931 North Rush, on March 15, 2024 (Provided)

CHICAGO — A smash-and-grab burglary crew drove a stolen Jeep into the DIOR store in downtown Chicago this morning, according to witnesses. No arrests have been announced.

Several witnesses reported the burglary attempt and crash to 911 around 3:45 a.m. Saturday. When police officers arrived, they found two recently stolen 2015 Jeeps abandoned at the scene. One of the SUVs had plowed into the store’s security glass.

The store’s enhanced security protocols prevented the burglars from entering the store.

A witness said one man ran from the scene moments before police arrived. Some responding officers also spotted a carload of masked men, possibly involved in the burglary, speeding onto the Ontario Feeder ramp moments after the 911 call came in.

A similar burglary attempt at the Prada store, 30 East Oak, on January 8 ended with a shootout between Chicago police officers and a suspected smash-and-grab burglary crew member. The suspect and an officer were injured.

Both survived and the alleged burglar, Deshawn Lucas, is charged with attempted murder. He had been AWOL from a federal gun case for more than three years at the time of the January burglary and shooting. 

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