The police are looking for a gang of robbers who cleared out the Louis Vuitton store

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Police are searching for a gang of thieves who stole $140,000 worth of luxury goods from a Louis Vuitton store in Kenwood, Ohio on Wednesday. The exterior of a Louis Vuitton is pictured in New York City on May 16, 2020.
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Police in Ohio are reportedly looking for a gang who stole $140,000 worth of merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said a group of up to 10 armed and masked robbers broke into the Kenwood Towne Center in Kenwood, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon and pushed past employees at the luxury store before stealing “every item in the showroom.” to the Fox subsidiary WXIX.

Footage from surveillance cameras shows the suspects entering the mall, running out of the store with items in hand, and fleeing to a gray SUV and black sedan after the robbery is complete. The sheriff’s office said the group was last sighted northbound on Interstate 71.

The public has been asked for tips to help investigators catch the suspects. Kenwood is a suburb of Cincinnati, just over 10 miles north of the city. The nearest major city north of Kenwood is Columbus, which is about 95 miles away on the interstate.

news week contacted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for comments and additional information.

Gangs of thieves targeted high-end consignment stores in New York City earlier this year and reportedly made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of luxury goods.

Suspects stole nearly $500,000 worth of luxury brand jewelry and handbags in the Upper East Side neighborhood in February New York Post. A similar robbery at another store in the same neighborhood reportedly resulted in a $100,000 loss this month.

A series of robberies involving large groups of suspects were also reported in California and Illinois last year. The thieves targeted luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom department store, as well as independent stores that sold high-end items.

Louis Vuitton stores in the Chicago area have been repeatedly attacked by gangs of masked thieves, whose brazen robberies have been caught on surveillance video. Police said several robberies involved theft of over $100,000.

Robberies of high-end San Francisco stores last November resulted in at least six stores in the city’s Union Square being temporarily boarded up, including a Louis Vuitton. Other robberies were reported in the Los Angeles area.

So said Danny Ryan, owner of independent department store Kickz, Inc. in San Jose, California news week that he closed the store and focused on online sales to avoid becoming the next victim of the robbery gangs.

“We’re right in the heart of San Jose’s shopping district, and there was a bunch of smash-and-grabs 100 yards from us,” Ryan said last December. “I felt like it wasn’t worth going ahead and giving the thieves a chance to smash and grab us.”

“We have a lot of high-end goods,” he added. “We’re pretty well known. It was only a matter of time.”

According to Kickz, Inc.’s Instagram page, the company’s brick-and-mortar store is set to reopen next week.

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Rick Schindler

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