CHICAGO (CBS) — Thieves were in and out in less than two minutes in a high-end heist on the Magnificent Mile this weekend.
Around 7 a.m. Sunday, the thieves broke the glass at Na Hoku Jewelers, 600 N. Michigan Ave., and took the merchandise from inside, police said.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Cars Roll Through Downtown For Second Night To Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
An employee said the thieves used plywood to block the door – so as to make it look like the store was under construction.READ MORE: 3 Injured After Shooting On Near North Side
The thieves broke three cases and stole about 150 pieces of jewelry in a minute and a half, police said.
“This keeps on happening over and over again, and we feel like we need a little bit more protection – maybe another detective, or you know, maybe better cameras or police protection; presence,” said Carmen Imbrogno, district manager for Na Hoku Jewelers. This is the jewel of the city. Our Michigan Avenue is as good as it gets.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm Weekend Ahead
No one was in custody Sunday night in the burglary.