High-End Boutiques Targeted In String Of Robberies
Authorities are investigating a series of smash-and-grab break-ins at high-end boutiques in L.A. over the last two months.
Six stores were targeted in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and Santa Monica -- including designer labels Saint Laurent Paris and Stacey Todd. The latest robbery occurred on Monday morning at the Phillip Lim boutique in West Hollywood, according to CBS.
Elisabeth Weinstock lost thousands of dollars in handbags at her West Hollywood boutique. The store's security video showed two burglars.
“[They] pried open the back gate, came in and in about 93 seconds, stole about $25,000 worth of merchandise,” Weinstock told CBS. “I put every ounce of myself into this store. I built the entire store from scratch. It’s incomprehensible. And it’s a violation.”
Weinstock said she found one of her bags being sold on eBay and bought it back. Police are currently looking into that lead.