Smash And Grab
Burglars have hit another Louis Vuitton store in the suburbs, two months after a similar smash-and-grab at the Vuitton store in Oakbrook netted $120,000 in high-end bags and merchandise for the culprits.
Burglars crashed a stolen minivan into a high-end shop in west suburban Aurora Tuesday morning, making off with more than $40,000 worth of merchandise and causing more than $20,000 in damage.
A 49-year-old Aurora man told investigators he couldn’t remember all the businesses he broke into because “he had committed so many burglaries.”
For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.
A roving band of thieves is at it again, striking seven times in as many days in Naperville, this time targeting moms who are dropping off their kids at daycare.
Witnesses in the West Town neighborhood helped detain a parolee who smashed the window of a parked car to steal a woman’s purse Thursday afternoon, while she and her young daughter sat in the vehicle.
Naperville police are warning residents that their city is being targeted by a group of smash-and-grab thieves known as the “Felony Lane Gang,” an interstate gang with at least 100 members, CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.