Chicago security guard thwarts smash-and-grab at Michigan Avenue jewelry store: police
CHICAGO - A security guard posted inside a high-end jewelry store in Chicago foiled a broad daylight smash-and-grab on Tuesday, authorities said.
The attempted heist happened just before 12:30 p.m. at the Marshall Pierce & Company jewelry store in the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue in the city’s Magnificent Mile neighborhood, Chicago police said.
Three male suspects entered the store and walked up to a watch case when one suspect took out a hammer from his jacket, according to police.
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Before the suspect could smash any glass cases, police said a security guard intervened and ordered the suspects to the ground. The three suspects refused to listen to the guard, who was reportedly armed, and fled the store empty-handed.
No merchandise was stolen from the store, Chicago police said. (Google Earth)
The trio jumped into a waiting getaway car, which police believed may be a white Infiniti sedan.
The suspects were wearing ski masks and described as slim Black males between the ages of 18 and 28, CWB Chicago reported, citing police.
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No one was in custody as of Wednesday morning. Police said there were no injuries, and nothing was taken from the store.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the attempted theft.
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