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NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Police are searching for a group of people suspected of stealing merchandise from a high end store in a suburban shopping mall.

Northbrook police responded to the Northbrook Court Mall on Tuesday around 6:45 p.m. for reports of a theft at the Louis Vuitton store.

Upon arrival, the eight suspects were no longer in the store and had fled with bags and luggage valued at approximately $66,000, police said.

Police said the suspects fled in a black Kia sedan and a gray SUV, but were gone before police arrived.

“We are disheartened that this has happened to one of the retailers. Regarding the mall security program, we are constantly evaluating our layer of safety protocols but never publicly discuss our initiatives. As you can imagine, doing so could compromise its effectiveness,” Brookfield Properties, which owns the mall, said

The investigation is on going.