Woman arrested after failed theft attempt at Magnificent Mile store

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 31-year-old woman is in police custody after attempting to steal several items of merchandise from a retail business on the Magnificent Mile.

According to police, on Tuesday, just before 8 p.m., the unidentified woman walked into a business on the 800 block of N. Michigan Ave. and began placing merchandise inside a bag.

Soon after that, the woman fled in an awaiting vehicle.

According to a tweet from Chicago police, a department sergeant witnessed the theft.

Officers took the female offender into custody. Authorities also towed the getaway vehicle.

Charges are pending.

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