Smash-and-Grab Robbers Steal $1 Million in Classic Watches from Chicago Business Owner — After He Complains on TV Mayor Lightfoot Sends in City Inspectors to Fine Him

Smash-and-Grab Robbers Steal $1 Million in Classic Watches from Chicago Business Owner — After He Complains on TV Mayor Lightfoot Sends in City Inspectors to Fine Him

Smash-and-grab thieves robbed a Rolls Royce dealership in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood in December and made off with millions in luxury watches.

According to police, the two thieves entered the Rolls Royce dealership on North Rush near Mag Mile just after 12 noon in broad daylight.

One man in a mask and hoodie used a hammer to break the glass case and grabbed several luxury watches valued at over $2 million while another man armed with a gun stood by the front door.

The owner of the car dealership was furious and blasted failed Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for their failed leftist policies that have led to a rise in crime in Chicago.

So she sent in her inspectors who then fined him.

After armed men stole luxury watches from his car dealership last month, Joe Perillo publicly criticized the mayor’s handling of crime.

She paid him a visit, then left, reportedly calling him an “idiot.”

Then a city inspector arrived with a ticket bookhttps://t.co/Fk3BqNTfWe

— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) January 12, 2022

The CWB reported:

Days after the smash-and-grab, Lightfoot walked in to Perillo’s showroom at 834 North Rush Street, where Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and Bentley models are on display. She wasn’t there to buy.

Instead, she met with Perillo and, according to two sources familiar with the conversation, it did not go well. One said that the famously abrasive mayor “got into a fight and walked out.”

The second source confirmed the conversation soured and said Lightfoot called Perillo an “idiot” as she headed for the door.

Efforts to contact Perillo were unsuccessful. Messages to his dealership were not answered.

A mayor’s office spokesperson confirmed that Lightfoot met with Perillo but declined to provide details about the conversation, citing privacy expectations.

“The Mayor routinely meets with victims of crime and reached out to Mr. Perillo which resulted in a meeting. The Mayor offered to work with him to address safety and security matters at any of his dealership locations,” the spokesperson said.

A day or two after Lightfoot walked out, Perillo’s dealership received another visitor from the city: an inspector from the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). She brought her ticket book.

Lightfoot’s spokesperson said the inspector was following up on an anonymous complaint that the city received on December 15 about a public health violation at the dealership.

“It was unrelated to the mayor’s meeting with Mr. Perillo,” the spokesperson said.

In fact, CWBChicago has learned, the city inspector slapped Perillo’s dealership with four tickets for six violations during her visit shortly after 2 p.m. on December 17. Only one ticket and two of the alleged violations are health-related.

Read the rest here.

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