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Woman charged in downtown looting from August

Over the last several months, police shared dozens of photos and videos of suspected looters in an attempt to identify them.

Chicago Police stand guard on the Magnificent Mile and the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River is lifted after looting broke out overnight in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, Monday morning, Aug. 10, 2020.
Chicago Police stand guard on the Magnificent Mile and the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River is lifted after looting broke out overnight in the Loop and surrounding neighborhoods, Monday morning, Aug. 10, 2020.
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Charges were filed against a 29-year-old woman in connection to widespread downtown looting in August.

Ivory Woods allegedly stole items from a business Aug. 9 in the 900 block of North Michigan Avenue, according to Chicago police.

She was arrested Monday in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

Woods was expected to appear for a court hearing Tuesday on charges of burglary and looting.

In September, police said they had made more than 70 arrests tied to the looting the night of Aug. 9 and into the next morning. Authorities said the looting began after rumors spread on social media regarding a police shooting in Englewood.

Weeks before — in late May — looting broke out in downtown and other parts of the city during protests against George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Over the last several months, police shared dozens of photos and videos of suspected looters in an attempt to identify them.