As unarmed security officers ordered them to stop, more than a dozen teenage boys swiped $60,000 worth of handbags from a Buckhead boutique early Wednesday, Atlanta police said.
The incident at the Christian Louboutin store at 3065 Peachtree Road was the second smash-and-grab burglary in the area in as many days. The French designer store is less than two miles from a Neiman Marcus Last Call that was hit by suspects Tuesday morning.
Buckhead Atlanta Security reported about 15 suspects were involved in the latest burglary before leaving the scene in multiple vehicles, Atlanta police Officer Kim Jones said. A large rock was thrown through the store’s front window, and 20 to 30 handbags as well as several shoe display models were stolen, police said.
A lieutenant with the security company told police seven guards were on duty at the time of the burglary.
“He said that the burglars just totally ignored their presence and their commands to stop,” according to a preliminary report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The suspects then left in five vehicles: a black Dodge Challenger, silver Ford Edge, a gray Hyundai Sonata, silver Ford Equinox, and a silver Cadillac. The Challenger believed used in the burglary was abandoned and recovered on Ethridge Drive, according to police. The vehicle was smoking from being driven so hard and was impounded.
The incident remained under investigation.
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