Aurora outlet mall hit with ‘smash-and-grab’ burglary

By Erika Wurst for Chronicle Media


Aurora police are investigating a June 15 heist at the Versace store at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall. (Photo courtesy of

Aurora police are searching for several suspects following a “smash-and-grab” burglary that occurred at the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall. 

The incident occurred on June 15 at 3:40 a.m. when a vehicle smashed through the front doors of the Versace store in the 1600 block of Premium Outlet Boulevard. 

It appears that two vehicles were involved in the heist, According to Aurora Police Department spokesman Dan Ferrelli. 

Captured footage of the scene showed a white, newer model sedan and a red SUV driving through the courtyard area of the mall with the sedan proceeding to drive through the front doors of the store.  

Several people then got out of both vehicles, entered the Versace store and made off with an unknown amount of merchandise, Ferrelli said 

The vehicles were last seen heading toward Farnsworth Avenue.  

There are no suspect descriptions nor is there further information on the vehicles at this time, police said.  

If you know anything, call Aurora Police Investigations at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers leave tips anonymously and qualify for a cash reward if their information leads to any arrests.  

This is not the first time a smash-and-grab incident has occurred at the Aurora outlet mall. 

In November 2014, the Salvatore Ferragamo store at the mall was targeted by burglars. Police said a vehicle was used to ram through the store’s doors. The thieves made off with about $55,000 in merchandise, mostly purses and luggage, and caused $20,000 worth of damage. Four Chicago men were eventually charged in relation to that incident.  





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