Wednesday, August 14, 2019

*Another* teen in custody after yet *another* Ulta Beauty store is hit by shoplifting team

Some of the fragrances stolen from an Ulta store in Wicker Park. | CPD
One teen is in custody, but three other thieves slipped away after yet another Ulta Beauty store fell victim to a shoplifting team on Tuesday afternoon. The popular retailer’s Chicago locations have been walloped by theft crews, with at least five major heists reported in the past week.

Most recently, police were called to the chain’s location at 2754 North Clybourn around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon when four young females stole a large amount of merchandise and fled in a silver car.

Two of the thieves later bailed out of the car, and at least one of those two boarded a southbound Blue Line train with a bag of stolen products. Police arrested one of those two at the Damen Blue Line station an hour later.

Earlier this week, the 14th (Shakespeare) Police District tweeted a photo showing some of the $4,000 worth of fragrances that two teens stole from Ulta’s location at 1300 North Ashland.

The chain's Clybourn Ave. outlet has been struck repeatedly. | Google
“Crime stinks, it doesn’t matter how much perfume and cologne you steal,” the district joked.

Two girls, ages 15 and 16, were later arrested on a CTA bus to face felony robbery charges in that case.

On Monday, the Ulta location at 3105 North Clark was swarmed by a four-woman shoplifting mob that fled in a black Chevy Malibu.

And two Ulta locations in the Shakespeare District were hit on Aug. 6th. One of the stores lost an estimated $2,500 worth of goods to the team.

CWBChicago reported late last month that two teenage girls were arrested after Ulta stores were hit by theft crews at the Clybourn and Ashland locations. Over $5,000 worth of products were reportedly taken that day.
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