Four arrested after trying to sell one-of-a-kind purse stolen from Gold Coast boutique
Loop North News

CRIME & SAFETY 931 N Rush St - MAP

16-Oct-18 – After trying to sell a one-of-a-kind, $34,000 purse allegedly stolen from Christian Dior on Rush Street, three adults and one juvenile have been arrested and charged.

19-year-old Lawrence Hall, 20-year-old Tishawn Holliday, and 19-year-old Tia Jennings, along with a juvenile girl, are accused of robbing the boutique on October 8.

According to Chicago Police Department, four women entered Christian Dior at around 1:30 p.m., spread out across the store, grabbed designer purses, and ran out to a waiting Ford Mustang occupied by two men. When an employee of the store tried to stop one of the women, she was threatened with pepper spray.

The women got at least $67,000 worth of merchandise, store management estimated, including the $34,000 purse that was the only one of its kind in the United States.

Police say they recovered the purse after the robbers tried to sell it to an undercover officer for $9,000. Investigators found the purse offered on a mobile app and arranged a meeting on October 11. Hall, Holliday, and Jennings showed up for the meeting on Roosevelt Road near South Clark Street, showed the undercover officer the stolen purse, and were taken into custody.

The posting on OfferUp offered the purse for $15,000, describing it as a “brand new bag. Still have dustbag. Everything.”

Lawrence Hall Tishawn Holliday Tia Jennings

(Left to right) Hall, Holliday, and Jennings.

Jennings is charged with Class X felony armed robbery. Hall and Holliday are charged with felony theft.

Hall was on probation for allegedly robbing Saks Fifth Avenue on North Michigan Avenue last November. Prosecutors say he was a member of a shoplifting mob that stole $3,850 worth of scarfs from the store and battered a store security officer who tried to stop them. When he was arrested a few days later, he had a loaded 40-caliber handgun with laser attachment and extended magazine, according to police. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Their bail set at $10,000, Hall and Jennings are known to be in custody. Bail information was not available for Holliday or the juvenile. They are due back in court on Thursday.

By CWB Chicago | Loop North News | contactingcwb@gmail.com

Published 16-Oct-18 12:49 AM

Loop North News

FREE WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATE

What’s news in the Loop and Near North neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.

Signup for our weekly email. No ads and no charge. Just enter your email address here...

Number of subscribers:
See this week’s update

More stories


Today
Celebrate the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Chicago Sinfonietta as it presents its signature annual MLK Tribute Concert. Chicago Sinfonietta will perform Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture Op. 84, Adolphus Hailstork’s Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed, Trevor Weston’s The People Could Fly, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77, plus Sir Michael Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals from A child of our time and James Lee III’s Come Unto Me. A continued spoken word performance of Dr. King’s most important speeches will be interlaced with the musical components of the program. 7:30 p.m., Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue. Tickets: $10-62. Map. More info.

Tuesday
City Club of Chicago presents Lou Raizin, president of Broadway in Chicago, on Arts, Culture, Politics, and Power. Raizin leads the five premier theater stages in the city, bringing an economic impact of more than $750 million annually to the City of Chicago and State of Illinois. He created and currently chairs the Board of LUMA8 (Light Up My Arts), an entity of which currently supports the Arts In The Dark Parade and the River Walk Lantern Festival. He is also Board Chair of Chicago Loop Alliance. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.
More events

Biggest Gainers & Losers

BOEING CO.
364.73 5.64

LITTELFUSE INC.
187.42 3.02

JONES LANG LASALLE INC.
142.83 2.23

CME GROUP INC.
183.43 2.17

Downtown Chicago Stocks