Rash Of Canada Goose Coat Robberies In Chicago

Rash Of Canada Goose Coat Robberies In Chicago


LATEST ON THIS ARE TO LAST, STARTING AT 4:30, OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CBSCHICAGO.COM. WITH THE EXTREME COLD, MANY ARE BREAKING OUT THEIR HEAVY COATS. ONE HIGH-END BRAND HAS ARMED BANDITS STEALING COATS OFF THE BACKS OF PEOPLE WEARING THEM. Reporter: IN JUST EIGHT DAYS, THERE WERE AT LEAST SIX ROBBERIES OF PEOPLE WEARING CANADA GOOSE JACKETS, PROMPTING CHICAGO POLICE TO ISSUE ISSUE A COMMUNITY ALERT. CANADA GOOSE COATS ARE A HOT ITEM FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO STAY WARM. IT KEEPS ME EXTREMELY WARM, I DON’T HAVE TO BUNDLE UP AS MUCH. THE HOOD CHANNELS ME IN COMPLETELY WITH FOR. IT IS A REALLY FUNCTIONAL, HIGH QUALITY JACKET. Reporter: THE JACKETS AND COATS, SOME RAGING IN PLACE PRICE FROM $800-$1300 ARE COMING A HOT COMMODITY FOR THIEVES. THIEVES TARGETED AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE WEARING CANADA GOOSE PROJECTS PRODUCTS. THE LATEST IN A STRING OF ROBBERIES HAPPENING IN THE 2100 BLOCK OF CHINA PLACE. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS A CAR PULLS UP NEXT TO A PERSON WALKING, THEN TO SUSPECTS ATTACK THE PERSON AND STILL THE VICTIMS JACKET. OH MY GOSH, THAT IS SO SCARY. Reporter: THE ROBBERIES HAVE SOME OWNERS THINKING TWICE ABOUT WEARING THEM. I ACTUALLY WAS JUST SHOPPING, AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A COAT THAT WAS LESS EXPENSIVE, IN CASE SOMETHING LIKE THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. I SAVED UP A LOT OF MONEY TO GET THIS CODE, NOW I AM NOT ABLE TO ENJOY IT. Reporter: OTHER OWNERS OF THE HIGH END COATS SAY THEY ARE NOT SURPRISED CRIMINALS ARE TARGETING PEOPLE WEARING THEM. YOU SPEND THE MONEY ON AN EXPENSIVE JACKET, I GUESS YOU WILL BE A TARGET. Reporter: HOWARD REMOVED THE PATCH FROM HIS COAT. HE SAYS THERE IS AN ADDED BENEFIT OF MAKING HIM LESS OF A TARGET FOR CRIMINALS. HE THINKS OTHERS SHOULD CONTINUE CONSIDER REMOVING THE PATCH, TOO. SINCE THE PATCH AND LOGO ARE SO EASILY RECOGNIZED, IT IS PART OF WHAT ATTRACTS SOME PEOPLE TO THE PRODUCT. BUT, HE IS TAKING OTHER PRECAUTIONS. KEEPING A WHERE OF MY SURROUNDINGS, AND KIND OF STAYING IN WELL TRAFFICKED AREAS. Reporter: SO FAR, THERE ARE NO ARRESTS IN ANY OF THE ROBBERIES. CHICAGO POLICE ARE ENCOURAGING

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