Police: 3 in custody after Mag Mile purse theft, crash

Saturday, October 07, 2017 06:43AM
Three people were arrested Friday after a Magnificent Mile shoplifting suspect got into a vehicle that drove off and crashed a short time later.


CHICAGO - Three people were arrested Friday morning after a Magnificent Mile shoplifting suspect got into a vehicle that drove off and crashed a short time later on the Near North Side.

Officers on patrol at 11:45 a.m. saw a man running out of the Louis Vuitton store in the 900-block of North Michigan carrying multiple purses, police said. The man got into a vehicle that had two other people inside, and drove northbound on Maple Street.

The officers followed the vehicle, which eventually crashed into multiple other vehicles and came to a stop at Division and Dearborn streets, police said. Three men got out of the vehicle and tried to run away, but were taken into custody with help of a taxi cab driver and other witnesses.

The purses stolen from the store were recovered and charges against the suspects were pending Friday afternoon, police said.

Source: ( Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)

WLS-TV contributed to this report.
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