Two Chicago men are accused of taking four purses worth about $1,000 total from a department store and running away from police, according to an Orland Park police report.
Emmanuel D. Guyton, 19, of the 1300 block of Touhy Avenue in Chicago, and Odell D. Harris, 19, of the 6900 block of Laflin Avenue in Chicago, were each charged with felony retail theft.
On Nov. 12, police were called about two men running near the Citibank at about 147th Street and LaGrange Road around 10:40 a.m. Officers caught the two men after a foot chase, and found four Michael Kors purses nearby, according to the report. The purses still had tags on them, and the men had no purchase receipts. They were both wearing electronic monitoring bracelets, police said.
Store security said they saw both men remove purses from displays around 10:30 a.m., and left the store without paying, according to the report. Guyton admitted to taking the purses while interviewed by police, though Harris remained silent, police said.
The purses are worth $968.
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