Retail Theft, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding from Macy’s Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills police responded about 6:15 PM Saturday to a report of retail theft and aggravated fleeing and eluding at Macy’s at Hawthorn Mall, 1 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL. Police alerted area police departments that two retail theft suspects fled from Macy’s at Hawthorn Mall and were wanted for retail theft and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Two suspects fled in a black 2007 Volkswagen Jetta.

The suspects were described as …

#1) a female black wearing a blue zip-up hoodie, and black pants; and

#2) a female black wearing a gray tank top over a white shirt with zebra stripe pants.

The vehicle was last seen northbound I-94 from Route 60 after fleeing Hawthorn Mall and traveling eastbound on Route 60.

The crime is reported to have occurred at 6:15 p.m.
LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of retail theft and aggravated fleeing and eluding at Macy’s at Hawthorn Mall, near 42.242058, -87.952229 (1 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL) …




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 AGGRAVATED … 

(625 ILCS 5/11-204.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-204.1)
Sec. 11-204.1. Aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer.
(a) The offense of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer is committed by any driver or operator of a motor vehicle who flees or attempts to elude a peace officer, after being given a visual or audible signal by a peace officer in the manner prescribed in subsection (a) of Section 11-204 of this Code, and such flight or attempt to elude:
(1) is at a rate of speed at least 21 miles per hour

over the legal speed limit;
(2) causes bodily injury to any individual;
(3) causes damage in excess of $300 to property;
(4) involves disobedience of 2 or more official

traffic control devices; or
(5) involves the concealing or altering of the

vehicle’s registration plate.
(b) Any person convicted of a first violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. Upon notice of such a conviction the Secretary of State shall forthwith revoke the driver’s license of the person so convicted, as provided in Section 6-205 of this Code. Any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony, and upon notice of such a conviction the Secretary of State shall forthwith revoke the driver’s license of the person convicted, as provided in Section 6-205 of the Code.
(c) The motor vehicle used in a violation of this Section is subject to seizure and forfeiture as provided in Sections 36-1 and 36-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 97-743, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)