SUV smashes into South Loop store in latest smash-and-grab burglary, Chicago police

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CHICAGO (WLS) — An SUV smashed into South Loop shoe store Thursday morning in the latest smash-and-grab burglary in the city, Chicago police said.

A group of suspects drive drove an SUV into the security gate outside a shoe store in the 1800-block of South State Street at about 4:30 a.m., police said.

The suspects then entered the store and stole merchandise before fleeing in several waiting vehicles, leaving the crashed SUV in the store.

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No injuries were reported and no one is in custody.

The incident is one of several smash-and grab burglaries across the city in recent days.

On Wednesday, and burglars targeted a shoe store on Taylor Street, driving an SUV into the Flee Club and on Tuesday, a store in River North was hit.

Earlier Thursday morning, an SUV crashed into a shoe store on the 1100-block of North Ashland Avenue.

The owner believes it was an attempted smash-and-grab burglary.

“Basically, this happens every year around this time,” owner Jacob said. “They hit stores like ours, resale stores that carry mid to high-end merchandise. They do it the same way, They are running a car into the front of the building.”

Burglars use 2 vehicles to smash into River North store, Chicago police say

Thursday morning, police said they were investigating it as a traffic crash.

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