CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. — Police in Chicago Ridge are looking for four suspects who stole $180,000 worth of jewelry.  

Police responded to the Kay Jewelers at the Chicago Ridge Mall around 3:50 p.m. Sunday for the report of a robbery.

Surveillance photo of the four suspects. (Police)

Security cameras show four people entering the mall and heading to the jewelry store. Two stood as lookouts, while the other two smashed a display case with a crowbar. 

The four suspects escaped in a black Chrysler 300 with no front plate. 

Darwin Kirkman said he saw the damage when he ventured to Kay’s to get a ring cleaned.

“All the expensive jewelry, they went directly to the expensive jewelry and broke the box and took everything out,” Kirkman said.

Chicago Ridge police chief says the group was in and out of the store in just under 30 seconds, stealing 74 items.

Shopper Danielle Muhammad called Thursday’s event sad.

“It used to be when I was younger, kids used to hang out at the mall and enjoy themselves. It was a nice little place but just to have to worry about what’s going to happen, it’s not a good thing,” Muhammad said.

After Sunday’s robbery, mall shoppers like Kirkman think better security needs to be in place. 

“They had a little unarmed security guard,” Kirkman said. “But what is he going to do?”

Anyone with information is asked to call (708) 425-7831.