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Thieves Steal Jeans, Shoes in West Side Smash-and-Grab

Red Dodge Caravan was driven into "Cisco NYC" on the 4000 block of West Madison Street early Wednesday morning

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    Surveillance video was released Wednesday after thieves smashed a vehicle into a business in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood and made off with shoes and jeans, police said. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014)

    Thieves made off with shoes and jeans after smashing a vehicle into a business in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood early Wednesday, police said.

    Officers responded to a report of a burglar alarm at a business in the 4000 block of West Madison and found a vehicle crashed into it. From NBC Chicago's helicopter, a red Dodge Caravan could be seen completely inside the building.

    Police later said the vehicle had been used in a smash-and-grab style burglary, with thieves getting away with merchandise from the "Cisco NYC" store. Surveillance video recorded during the heist showed about 20 people taking part in the raid.

    No one was at the scene when officers arrived, and no injuries were reported, police department spokeswoman Ana Pacheco said.

    No arrests were reported as of 10 a.m.

    Police on Tuesday released surveillance video recorded during last week's smash-and-grab burglary at the Louis Vuitton store at an upscale mall in Northbrook.

    Three high-end retailers were targeted in September, at Luxury Garage Sale in Old Town, Moncler on Oak Street and Louis Vuitton at a mall in Oak Brook. Investigators said earlier they believe the break-in at the Moncler store is connected to the heist at Louis Vuitton in Oak Brook.

    Earlier this month a stolen minivan was crashed into the Salvatore Ferragamo in the Chicago Premium Outlets Mall in Aurora, causing more than $20,000 in damage.

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