Magazine Mile burglar stole expensive equipment as a result of folks weren’t giving him cash for panhandling


Austin Kent | CPD

A North Carolina man broke right into a Magnificent Mile boutique and stole high-end merchandise Sunday as a result of folks weren’t giving him cash for panhandling, based on prosecutors.

Austin Kentz, 18, admitted to throwing a brick by means of a show window and taking a belt, backpack, and footwear from MCM, 540 North Michigan, police stated.  The stolen merchandise was reportedly value $1,785.

A passer-by posted video of the scene to Snapchat:

Witnesses informed police group of individuals boarded a CTA bus after stealing property from the shop window round 9 p.m. Cops stopped the bus on the 300 block of North state a couple of minutes later.

Contained in the bus, police recovered the backpack, belt, footwear, eight purses, and different merchandise from the shop. Extra suspects have been detained on the bus, however witnesses have been solely in a position to determine Kentz.

He later informed police that he was experiencing homelessness and other people weren’t giving him sufficient cash when he requested for handouts on the road, based on courtroom data.

Decide Mary Marubio launched Kentz on a recognizance bond.

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