Group gets away with $ 100,000 in designer handbags at Stanford Mall


PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) – Police are looking for 11 suspects in a coordinated designer handbag heist at the Stanford Mall.

The group fled with $ 100,000 in Louis Vuitton handbags on Monday afternoon, according to the Palo Alto Police Department.

The theft took place around 5:30 p.m. The suspects were unarmed. They ran into the open store and seized 36 handbags before quickly escaping, through the mall and fleeing in five different vehicles, the investigation revealed.

The police arrived after the fact.

The suspects wore face masks and are believed to be in their late teens or early twenties. Witnesses told police that the five evacuation vehicles appeared to be: a gray Lexus sedan, a gray Infinity SUV, a white Audi sedan, a black Hyundai four-door sedan and a red Honda two-door sedan.

Police said they would not be releasing surveillance video, but shared two photos of one of the suspects. A similar theft occurred at the same mall on May 19.

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