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Flagship Virgin Mobile Robbed of Thousands of Dollars Worth of Phones

By  Emily Morris and Paul Biasco | March 11, 2013 1:23pm | Updated on March 11, 2013 2:07pm

CHICAGO — The flagship Virgin Mobile store in Lincoln Park was robbed of thousands of dollars worth of cell phones early Monday, police said.

Police were called to the business, 2562 N. Clark St., shortly after 3 a.m., said officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman. 

When officers arrived they found the back door of the story had been forced open, and the owner of the store said several thousand dollars worth of cell phones had been taken, Sullivan said.

Sullivan said one suspect is in custody for the incident.

The store is Virgin Mobile's North American flagship location, which opened in June 2012 along the busy stretch of Clark Street.

Store employees said the store was able to re-stock its supply of cell phones and was able to open for business Monday morning without a hitch.

The decked-out store features a lounge area with leather couches, eclectic artwork on the walls and even a candle shrine to Lady Gaga in the corner, but none of that was touched by the intruders, according to store employees.

They said it appeared to be a quick robbery, as nothing in the store was damaged.