Chicago police have discredited a 68-year-old woman's claim that she was robbed of tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry during a brazen attack Wednesday afternoon along the Magnificent Mile.
The woman originally told officers that a group of six to eight young men robbed her of more than $135,000 in jewelry as she walked along North Michigan Avenue.
But on Thursday night, Area Central property crimes detectives determined that the story she gave police didn't add up with surveillance video footage that was examined.
Chicago police have determined that the reported Michigan Avenue robbery of a 68-year-old woman is unfounded. Detectives confronted the victim with inconsistencies between her account of the incident and recovered video, and learned that the story was not true
The woman's story also raised red flags with investigators when they weren't able to find video footage of the robbery on Michigan Avenue or any witnesses to the crime. A
s of Thursday night authorities hadn't determined whether to push for charges against her for filing a false police report