Upscale Chicago stores hit by string of burglaries on Black Friday

Looters and thieves have been growing bolder in major American cities in recent weeks.
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Chicago police, March 2021
Chicago police, March 2021
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Burglars in Chicago on Friday hit a string of high-class retail shops, continuing a recent trend of increasing emboldened thieves making brazen robberies of high-value stores in major American cities.

Stores such as Canada Goose—known for its highly expensive winter jackets—and North Face all suffered break-ins early on Black Friday, local media reported. 

Other stores such as Foot Locker and Boost Mobile were also hit.

The robberies come shortly after a high-profile robbery at one of Chicago’s Louis Vuitton outlets, one in which dozens of thieves raided the store at the same time and made off with over $100,000 of merchandise.