The woman walked into the business in the 800-block of North Michigan Avenue just before 7:55 p.m. and started putting merchandise in a bag, CPD said.
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She was arrested when she got into a vehicle out on the street, according to CPD.
Chicago police tweeted a photo of clothing items stuffed into the front seat of a car that was tied to the incident.
A @ChicagoCAPS18 Sgt. observed a robbery in progress from a Michigan Ave merchant tonight. Assisting Officers responded and apprehended a male offender who stole over $2,000 worth of merchandise. The offender was arrested and the getaway vehicle towed. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/yLQUTK9gT5— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) November 17, 2021
Charges are pending.
CPD did not immediately identify the woman, as she was not yet charged as of Wednesday morning.