Hinsdale police help nab Oak Brook thieves

Hinsdale police nabbed six individuals accused of stealing some $15,000 worth of cologne from Ulta Beauty, 2155 22nd St., Oak Brook, on Friday.

At about 5:44 p.m. that day, Oak Brook police received information from the Chicago Police Department that a vehicle suspected of being involved in illegal activity in Norridge earlier in the day was in front of the Ulta store. By the time officers arrived, the vehicle had fled the scene. Before fleeing, five men wearing hoodies and ski masks allegedly ran into the store and worked in unison to clear shelves of cologne into garbage bags.

The vehicle was located driving southbound on Interstate 294, at which time Hinsdale police shut down the highway and took the suspects into custody, recovering 153 bottles of cologne worth almost $15,000.

DuPage State’s Attorney Bob Berlin denounced the brazen crime and praised law enforcement.

“In DuPage County, we do not tolerate the type of violent forcible felony that these men are accused of,” Berlin said. “The allegations that these six individuals traveled to DuPage County to commit this crime at the onset of the holiday season will not be taken lightly and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I commend the Chicago, Oak Brook and Hinsdale police departments for their truly outstanding collaborative efforts that resulted in the quick apprehension of the defendants in this case.”

Bond was set Saturday for four of the suspects, all of whom are from Chicago. The two remaining suspects are juveniles and were scheduled to appear at a detention hearing Sunday. All six are charged with one count of felony burglary and one count of felony retail theft.