Police in Chicago have reported a number of robberies committed to gunpoint where they have been targeting one particular item. The pricey luxury coats have been targeted and forced to give up the jackets as temperatures plunged into the city, the Chicago Tribune reported. On Saturday, temperatures in the Windy City were forecast as low as 3 degrees Fahrenheit.
Last week, six people had their Canada Goose coats and two more were targeted Wednesday.
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Surveillance footage showed a man's robbed of his coat, the Washington Post reported.
No one has been arrested in connection with the robberies.
The coats retail from $ 500 to $ 1
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CBS Chicago was a few people that they were considering the coats to avoid being robbed.
for a coat that was a little less expensive just in case something like that was going to happen, "Terry Kraus, a Chicago resident, told CBS Chicago. “It's disappointing that I saved up a lot of money to get this coat, and now I'm not even able to enjoy it.”
Howard O'Toole, who owns the coat, said he removed the patch off his coat because he did not want to give the company free advertising but said it may have paid off. He said others should consider the patch as well.
"Why not? I mean you're still left with a good jacket, ”he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.