Thieves steal high-end merchandise from high-end store in SoHo, NYC

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Friday, February 23, 2024
Bandits pull off high-end heist in SoHo
N.J. Burkett has the story.

SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for suspects in another high-end heist that happened earlier this week at a Rebag store in SoHo.

These thieves got away with everything from handbags to watches ranging from $3,000 - $27,000 per item.

The two suspects were last spotted near Fresh Pond Road and 60 Road in Queens before committing the alleged robbery.

"First protocol is to make sure your staff is safe, which is the most scary part about it all," said For All Mankind assistant store manager Tommie Torres.

Police say around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, the pair came through the basement door of 390 West Broadway. Once they got inside, they smashed display cases and grabbed the goods. Investigators say both suspects are in their 40s and got away with $225,000 in merchandise.

"If there's guns involved, that's absolutely scary and sad," added For All Mankind sales supervisor Maddie Giolito. "Losing profit is one thing, but then you have to think about, like, the safety of you and your employees, as well."

The same Rebag store was hit nearly two years ago with $25,000 worth of goods stolen.

The incident at Rebag was the second burglary to happen in days, the other being an armed-gang robbery of a Gucci store in the Meatpacking District. Those looters made off with bags and other items after forcing employees and customers to the floor.


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