Police in suburban Skokie are searching for suspects after a group of women entered a Nordstrom location at Old Orchard Center and grabbed several display racks containing high-end handbags, scarves and socks valued at more than $10,000 in total.
According to police, one of the women also threatened a loss prevention agent at the store with a bolt cutter before fleeing the scene.
At approximately 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, authorities were called to the store following a retail theft and assault, according to a press release. Four women had entered the store and proceeded to grab the display racks, carrying them out of the store.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
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Several of the suspects entered a purple Pontiac Bonneville, with Illinois license plate 531458, according to police. A man standing near the Bonneville helped the women put the display racks inside of the car, and the vehicle was last spotted fleeing westbound through the parking lot.
A second Bonneville with tinted windows was also seen in the parking lot, according to police.
Anyone with information on the theft is encouraged to call Skokie police at 847-982-5900. Anonymous tips can also be given at 847-933-TIPS, or by texting the word “Skokie” and the information to 847411, according to police.