Candy worth $18,000 stolen at McCormick Place

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About $18,000 worth of candy was stolen Thursday night during a convention at McCormick Place.

About 8:10 p.m., someone stole the candy from a parking garage in the 2300 block of South King Drive, according to Chicago Police.

The candy was left out during loading, police said. It was unattended when the person stole it.

The 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo was held at McCormick Place from Tuesday to Thursday, featuring more than 800 snack and candy exhibitors, according to the expo’s website.

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which manages McCormick Place, is reviewing surveillance footage to see whether cameras captured the incident, according to spokeswoman Cynthia McCafferty.

“Safety and security is of paramount importance to MPEA and we’re working closely with Chicago Police as they investigate,” she said.

Area Central Detectives were investigating.

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