Instead of jewels, they got shampoo

November 12, 2009 5:14:48 AM PST
It sounds like a scene from one of those heist movies.

The bandits break into a jewelry store by busting through the wall of a neighboring business.

But Chicago police report these crooks aren't so clever.

After trying to get into N.P. Jewelers from an adjoining hair salon, all the bad guys got was some shampoo.

Officers say the crooks only managed to make a two- or three-inch hole in the wall before setting off an alarm.

Jeweler Peter Chandani says even if they had gotten in, it wouldn't have done them much good.

All his jewelry is locked away in heavy safes.