20 Shoplifters Hit Michigan Ave. A/X Armani Exchange, Filene's Basement, and The North Face

Written By Timothy Fitz on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 1/19/2011 07:11:00 PM

Approximately 20 African-American teenagers, some believed to be as young as 13-years-old, were roaming Michigan Avenue shoplifting and terrorizing store employees, said police.

It’s unclear when their illegal shopping spree began, but I became aware of the crimes at 6 p.m.

Merchandise was stolen from Filene’s Basement, 830 North Michigan Avenue; A/X Armani Exchange, 520 North Michigan Avenue; and The North Face store at 875 North Michigan Avenue.

According to police, the bandits carried their stolen loot in Hollister Co. shopping bags.

At 6:30 p.m., a Chicago police officer announced over his radio that three suspects were arrested. One of the offenders is a female.

Subsequent police radio announcements indicated at least 10 of the 20 suspects were in custody.

Authorities recovered some of the merchandise from all three stores.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the shoplifters may have verbally threatened and shoved store employees.

UPDATE: As of 7:36 p.m., 11 offenders are in custody.


 

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