Masked Thieves Steal $20K in Designer Purses

Five people with scarves over their faces stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the high-end Louis Vuitton store at Northbrook Court Mall in Northbrook (Illinois) Monday night, authorities said.

In a quick incident described by Northbrook authorities as happening in “just a matter of seconds,” the five suspects entered the store at 7:30 PM, grabbed about 10 purses, and ran outside to a white sedan. Officers saw the sedan fleeing east at a “very high rate of speed” on Lake Cook Road, according to a village news release Tuesday.

The purses were worth $20,000, Northbrook Deputy Chief Dan Strickland said in the release. Witnesses described the suspects as male teenagers wearing scarves over their faces, according to the release. No one was injured.

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Northbrook police are in contact with the Chicago Police Department, but authorities don’t know yet if it was related to a Chicago incident about 24 miles away that also occurred Monday night, the release stated.

A group of masked thieves stole merchandise from the Louis Vuitton store on the city’s Magnificent Mile Monday night, the Chicago Tribune reported… Chicago Tribune

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