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Sledgehammer used in high end heist at Hinsdale Marcus store

HINSDALE, Ill. – Police are investigating another recent robbery at a suburban Marcus store.

Early Monday morning, police responded to The Marcus Curated Luxury Collection store, located in the 100 block of South Washington Street. Police said unknown suspects used a sledgehammer to steal a number of high-end handbags and purses.

At around 4:30 a.m., officers made contact with the suspects’ possible vehicle on Hinsdale Avenue in the business district. The vehicle fled officers at high speed heading east on 47th Street.

Officers later discovered the robbery nearby in the business district.

“It’s very disturbing,” said Hinsdale resident Richard Pietryzyk.

After the theft, luxury chain founder and TV personality Marcus Lemonis lamented the latest incident.

“Chicago continues to disappoint…6th robbery in 12 months…too bad,” he tweeted.

In late 2021 and earlier this year, two Marcus stores in Deerfield were burglarized during office hours. Police said the suspects got away with about $11,000 to $17,000 worth of stolen goods.