Her story was a lie.
That’s the message Chicago police sent out Thursday night about a woman who claimed a group of young men robbed her of jewelry worth more than $200,000 and several thousand dollars worth of cash on the Magnificent Mile in broad daylight.
After reveiwing surveillance footage, investigators determined that the robbery, which the woman said occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue, was bogus.
“Chicago Police have determined that the reported Michigan Ave robbery of a 68-year-old woman yesterday is unfounded,” Chicago police spokesman Adam Collins said in a statement issued late Thursday. “Detectives confronted the victim with inconsistencies between her account of the incident and recovered video, and learned that the story was not true.”
The woman initially told police that the group of men threatened to hurt her if she didn’t hand over her valuables.
Additional details were not available late Thursday.
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