A gang of shoplifters was filmed brazenly ransacking a Chicago beauty store as it was revealed three organized gangs of thieves are targeting the city's stores.
The clip was shot at an UIta Beauty store in the Windy City's Norridge suburb over the weekend, and showed a gang of three hooded thieves emptying its shelves of expensive Christian Dior and Armani makeup into black trash bags.
It was shared on social media Monday, with the shocked cameraman, who hasn't been named, saying: 'Look at this, this is insane,' as he films the theft unfolding before his eyes.
An Ulta Beauty spokesman told Fox News they were aware of the incident, and had reported it to police.
It came as a local outlet reported Chicago's stores have been targeted by three different organized crime gangs.
One of those gangs has been targeting upmarket designer stores on the city's Magnificent Mile, whose businesses were hit by looting in summer 2020 during riots in the wake of George Floyd's murder.
The second has targeted at least three Ulta Beauty stores - although it's currently unclear if that is the same gang filmed at the Norridge location.
Meanwhile, the third gang has been raiding Walgreen's drug stores to steal cigarettes.
A gang of three shoplifters were filmed emptying the shelves of a Chicago Ulta Beauty store on Saturday
The trio targeted expensive Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani makeup, as the Windy City was hit by reports of three different organized shoplifting gangs targeting its businesses
35 handbags were reportedly stolen by a 12-man crew on Monday who then left in two separate cars after
A crew of six men reportedly attempted to rob Salvatore Ferragamo on Saturday before being recognized for a similar crime in August by a security guard
Multiple stores in Chicago's Magnificent Mile, pictured, have been targeted just a year after it was hit by looting in the wake of George Floyd's murder
The first shoplifting crew who have been stealing from high-end Chicago stores during the day between the Magnificent Mile and Rush Street, according to CWB Chicago.
Twelve men were seen involved in a raid of 35 handbags at Bottega Veneta on Monday- which go for thousands of dollars each- and left in two separate cars, including a gray Honda CRV.
A similar incident happened on Saturday where nine handbags were stolen at Burberry by six men who pushed a security guard out of the way.
The same crew allegedly