CHICAGO — A shoe store in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood is the latest target of a crash and grab.
The stolen SUV crashed around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday into Round Two near Milwaukee Avenue and North Avenue. Surveillance video shows the offenders leaving empty handed after not being able to enter the store.
The owners said they just celebrated their fourth year in business.
This is the latest in a string of crash and grabs that have targeted shoe stores and high-end clothing stores in the past couple weeks. In the robberies, a group of four to five people inside a stolen SUV crash their way into a business and take whatever they can, then leave in several waiting cars.
The owner of the SUV said he found out his car was stolen when Chicago police knocked on his Lincoln Park apartment door Tuesday morning. He said he had parked the SUV on the street outside of his apartment Monday night.
The crash and grab is under investigation.