CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people have been charged in connection with the theft of $350,000 worth of expensive watches from a store on the Gold Coast.
Chicago police said 35-year-old Anna Straus, 36-year-old Glowacka Xagniezska, 41-year-old Damian Duitlow, and 50-year-old Ian Kowolski each face one count of felony theft and one count of felony burglary. A fifth suspect, 31-year-old Andrzej Debinski, has been charged with a felony count of possession of a fraudulent ID card.
Police said Straus, Xagniezska, Duitlow, and Kowalski were arrested after they were identified as the suspects who stole several watches from Bentley Gold Coast, at 834 N. Rush St. on Saturday afternoon. The men allegedly removed several expensive watches from a display case while the women provided cover; all left the area in a silver minivan.
Sources said the stolen watches were worth $350,000.
Police said Debinski was arrested after the other four suspects.
All five were due in bond court Thursday afternoon.