The hooded men took control of the premises and, in a few seconds, loaded with bags, jewelry, accessories, shoes, and clothes from the renowned house founded in France.
A gang of 14 thieves broke into a Louis Vuitton store in Chicago and took $ 120,000 worth of merchandise. The assault, in broad daylight, set off the alarms of the authorities since it is the third of the same characteristics in a month and a half. Among the three commando hits, Louis Vuitton estimates it lost $ 266,000.
The Oak Brook Police, in DuPage County, released this Thursday the images taken by the security cameras that recorded the assault that occurred on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The video shows how hooded men take control of the premises and, in a few seconds, carry bags, jewelry, accessories, shoes, and clothes from the renowned house founded in France.
According to what Univisión reported, the preliminary investigation showed three people waiting for them in three different cars to escape when the thieves quickly left the business. However, Oak Brook Police Chief James Kruger said he would reserve the details of the vehicles and their patents not to affect the investigation, the quoted outlet added.
For its part, Daily Mail reported that some of the thieves took everything they could in their hands and, in seconds, they all ran out of the store, located about 30 kilometers west of downtown Chicago.
So far this year, robberies have seen a 14% increase in Chicago, rising to 11,093 from the 9,424 reported in 2020.
Officers were able to find one of the vehicles, a Dodge Charger, on Friday, reported stolen last month. The other two cars are believed to be a silver Lincoln MKZ and a red sports car. " We are determining all those leads now; our detectives are working on those leads, " local police told Fox News.
In October, a similar robbery occurred at a Louis Vuitton branch located in the Northbrook shopping center, in which 13 individuals took $ 66,000 worth of merchandise. " We don't know if there is a connection yet, but there are certainly similarities, and our researchers are talking to their researchers," Kruger said.
The previous month, the Illinois state attorney general had ordered a task force to take action against these types of organized robberies.