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CHICAGO (CBS) — Thieves targeted stores on Oak Street in the Gold Coast late Wednesday, and a security guard was pepper-sprayed in one of the incidents.

At 5:05 p.m., two men walked into a business in the 0-99 block of East Oak Street and took items, police said.

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Ten minutes later, one man walked into another store on the same block – reportedly the Hermes store. The man approached a security guard, and sprayed what appeared to be pepper spray at the guard, police said. The man then took items from the store, police said.

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The security guard refused medical treatment.

No one was in custody late Wednesday. Area Three detectives were investigating.

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A description of the suspects was not available.

Source: CBS Chicago

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