UPDATED 12:25 PM PT – Sunday, December 12, 2021
Armed robbers smashed into an exotic car dealership before getting away with millions of dollars in watches. Reports said two men broke into Gold Coast Exotic Motor Cars in Chicago in broad daylight on Saturday.
Security footage showed one suspect standing guard at the Lamborghini dealership entrance while the other smashed open display cases with a hammer. Employees chased after the suspects who reportedly got away with at least eight luxury watches worth at least $1 million.
The robbery comes as Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has been blaming retailers for the surge in smash-and-grab crimes, saying she’s disappointed that stores aren’t making safety a priority.
“I’m disappointed that they’re not doing more to take safety and make it a priority,” said Lightfoot. “We still have retailers that institute plans like security officers in their stores, making sure they got cameras that are actually operational.”
For business owners like Joe Perillo, Mayor Lightfoot’s excuses aren’t helping address the real problem.
ICYMI: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot refuses to admit that her policies are a factor in the rash of flash mob robberies. pic.twitter.com/P8v0CBSORt
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