Chicago Police arrested five teenagers today for shoplifting from a downtown Walgreens while an officer was outside the store responding to a separate theft 15 minutes earlier.
Officers responded to a report of two men stealing products from a Walgreens at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street at about noon Sunday. The men escaped, but an officer still parked around the corner from the store's entrance spotted five female teenagers after hearing a report that they stole make-up and iced tea, according to police at the scene.
Central District officers on Segways followed the suspects while waiting for squad cars. When more police arrived, the suspects were arrested without incident on the south end of the park, according to police.
Police said the two men involved in the earlier theft were not caught.