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Officers investigating phone thefts followed a trail that eventually led them to suspects accused of stealing $100,000 worth of luxury handbags from a Chicago-area high-end mall
Chicago-area police are searching for a pair of thieves who allegedly stole more than $100,000 in Louis Vuitton handbags during a four-hour break-in last week.
Three suspects are alleged to have broken into the Louis Vuitton store in Northbrook, a Chicago suburb, last Tuesday using pry marks and forced entry.
The suspects then left through an employee’s bathroom. The property was recovered by police Sunday night, according to NBC Chicago.
Pascal Louis Vuitton, president of the American Collection at Louis Vuitton, says this was a ‘heartbreaking crime’. Photograph: Google
The suspects allegedly stole three Louis Vuitton handbags which were worth more than $100,000 combined.
“This is the first time that I’ve seen of such a dramatic robbery, especially in such a controlled manner,” Northbrook police Cmdr Philip Hattner told the broadcaster.
Pascal Louis Vuitton, president of the American Collection at Louis Vuitton, said the theft was a “heartbreaking crime”.
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“It was brazen, well planned, precision, and their modus operandi was very well executed,” he said.
There were two men and one woman accused of the robbery. All three are believed to be between the ages of 20 and 30 and are African American.
Northbrook is a town of 8,000 in north-west Chicago.