Thieves Haul Away Trash Bins Filled With Luxury Skincare Products After Store Break-In: Police - NBC Chicago

Thieves Haul Away Trash Bins Filled With Luxury Skincare Products After Store Break-In: Police

The suspects targeted products from brands including La Mer and Trish McAvoy, the store’s manager said

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    High-End Boutique Burglarized in Chicago

    After a string of robberies at North Side bicycle shops, thieves have now broken into a high-end boutique just before sunrise Wednesday. Kye Martin reports. 

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019)

    Police say two suspects who broke into a Chicago store used city trash bins to haul away a treasure trove of luxury skincare products.

    Bluemercury on Chicago’s North Side said rjust before sunrise Wednesday thieves dumped thousands of dollars of beauty products into two city trash bins and tossed the bins in a white pickup truck before fleeing, their surveillance footage showed.

    A locksmith called to the scene called the break-in “surgical,” noting there was no broken glass and the thieves likely used a small saw on the business’ front door bolt.

    The suspects targeted products from brands including La Mer and Trish McAvoy, the store’s manager said. The average vial of La Mer eye cream costs $200.

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    Weeks after a recent rash of bike shop burglaries, thieves targeted a store in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood early Tuesday for a second time in a month, getting away with $20,000 in merchandise despite increased security. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports.

     

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019)

    “Honestly I cried this morning... it’s sad,” said manager Jessica Sticker. “It’s really unfortunate. It’s luxury brands and they don’t really care for how we feel about it.”

    This store was burglarized about five years ago and employees said it’s a trend they’ve also seen at their New York locations. 

    Chicago police said they are reviewing security video from the store. An investigation remained ongoing. 

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