Watch heist

02/15/2012 10:00 PM

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Burglars pulled a smash-and-grab at a Streeterville watch shop on the morning of Feb. 13. At around 7:30 a.m. that day, officers responding to an alarm call arrived at the OMEGA Boutique store, 909 N. Michigan Ave., to find the shop’s front window shattered.

An agent for the company arrived at the scene shortly after and provided police with recent surveillance footage which showed three men wearing black stockings over their heads smash the window (while using pieces of plywood to deflect the shards) and enter the store, where they proceeded to break display cases to steal numerous jewelry items. The men then fled the store through the broken window.

Detectives believed that there may be video footage of the offenders from nearby businesses, and the store’s agent was compiling a list of stolen items at the time of the police report for the incident.

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