Shoplifters attack employees at Greektown Walgreens

CHICAGO — Two Walgreens employees were attacked while trying to stop shoplifters early Saturday.

The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. at a Greektown Walgreens near Halsted and Monroe streets.

Three men walked out of the store without paying for items, according to the Chicago Police Department. When employees attempted to stop the men, they fought back.

A 48-year-old employee was punched in his face. A 45-year-old employee was shoved; she did not fall. Both employees were treated on the scene.

Staffers were able to recover some items, but the shoplifters still made off with stolen goods.