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A 68 year old woman hailing from suburbia told cops that she was robbed of $200,000 in cash and jewelry Wednesday outside Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan Ave.. The culprits were allegedly a flash mob of young men. She told ABC 7 that the young men said to her, 'Either you take off your jewelry or I will' and then took her $100,000 diamond brooch and her handbag. Upon review of surveillance footage (and because there were no witnesses) the po po found out she was lying.
So the moral of the story is if you're going to lie about being robbed, go to a "post-peak" area like Armitage at Halsted where there are no cameras and no other shoppers.
· All Michigan Avenue Coverage [Racked]
· Nearly Thirty Arrested in Michigan Ave Flash Mob [Racked]