Gold Coast Store Loses Thousands in Smash-and-Grab Handbag Heist

Stolen items valued at several hundred thousands of dollars, police said

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    Police are searching for the brazen thieves who smashed the window of the Yves Saint Laurent store and made off with thousands of dollars in designer merchandise. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Friday, Apr 4, 2014)

    Burglars may have taken several hundred thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a Gold Coast luxury retail store early Friday morning.

    Chicago police responded to a break-in at the Saint Laurent Paris store at 11 E. Walton St. shortly before 3 a.m., police said.

    Thieves Break into Chicago Saint Laurent Store

    Thieves Break into Chicago Saint Laurent Store
    Thieves broke into the Saint Laurent Paris store at 11 E. Walton St. in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Friday, Apr 4, 2014)

    The store’s display window was broken with a baseball bat and several items -- handbags, shoes and jewelry -- were taken. Police said the items were valued at several hundred thousands of dollars.

    It's believed multiple people were involved.

    Cops Investigate Burglary at Luxury Fashion Store

    [CHI] Cops Investigate Burglary at Luxury Fashion Store
    Burglars may have taken several hundred thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a Gold Coast luxury retail store early Friday morning. (Published Friday, Apr 4, 2014)

    The store’s security alarm was activated security footage was recovered, police said.

    No one was in custody as of 5 a.m.