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$35,050 in Louis Vuitton Purses Stolen from Towson Store

The robbers used pepper spay on store employees who tried to stop them.

Four robbers stole 14 purses valued at $35,050 from the Louis Vuitton store at the Towson Town Center on Monday afternoon.

The robbers, described as men between the ages of 25 through 32, entered the store at around 2:30 p.m. Monday and stole the purses, according to a Baltimore County police report. The men used pepper spray on store employees who attempted to stop them.

The robbers left the mall and fled from the scene in a vehicle toward Joppa Road, according to the police report. Police searching the area were unsuccessful.

Ebony January 24, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I'm really wreaking my brain trying to figure out how did these men get away with so much merchandise when in fact the purses are behind the counter, an the report says the only weapon was used was pepper spray......a inside job with either the store sales clerks or their security if you ask me
A. Lee January 24, 2013 at 06:30 PM
How do two people carry out 14 purses and then run down the hall with them? Picturing this just makes me laugh.
Crouchy Toya January 24, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Dfllllllll dfllllll that's the mall problem dflllll
M. Sullivan January 24, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Not a bad thought, Ebony. I can just picture a couple of bored, low wage clerks standing around on a slow Monday hatching this plan. I would be interested in seeing any surveillance footage.
Holton F. Brown January 24, 2013 at 08:43 PM
to ebony and kate .. apparently either you have never been pepper sprayed and/or don't know anyone who has taken a blast in the face at close range ..pepper spray will put you down and out ..unless you're a EDP or really drunk ..
Lady413 January 24, 2013 at 09:18 PM
i agree...lol
Ebony January 25, 2013 at 06:11 AM
@Holton....I'm not saying that pepper spray couldn't take a powerful affect on some one! Pretty much what I was saying is okay if you've ever went into this particular store (which I have) you have two security guards to greet you at the door....not including several employees walking the floor ready to assist you! Louis Vuitton don't have several purses just laying across the counter....they pull them from the draw behind the counter as you acquire about different ones. So the point I was trying make is how can these suspects get away with 35,000 worth of merchandise from behind the counter in a locked drawer...an the article mentioned that several employees we're pepper spray as they tried to go after them so this had to have been after they already had the purses in their possession
Ebony January 25, 2013 at 06:16 AM
@Lee I'm from the surrounding area in this particular location it's a escalator right next to the Louis Vuitton store that takes you right out the door into the street....I bet everyone who's commenting once this case is all said an done it'll end up to have been an inside job
Ebony January 25, 2013 at 06:21 AM
It was planned! They knew what day, time, how many employees an securities guards that would be in the store when this went down..an I believe it was a inside job!!
M. Sullivan January 25, 2013 at 02:16 PM
I would kind of doubt that the employees would make a huge effort to stop these guys. I couldn't see some low paid clerk risking life or limb to save inventory that is covered by insurance anyway.
Needaname January 25, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Right alongside of the store is the parking garage. I was window shopping at LV a couple of years ago when there was a theft and the man ran out to the parking garage. The store clerk could have followed the man out to the garage but that could be a mistake....
nd January 25, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Love the detailed description of the robbers.
dave January 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Were they black or white.
Donnell January 26, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Not tryna be a racist but you know they were white cause if they were blk i wouldn't say four men it would have said four african american men
Mary January 26, 2013 at 04:36 PM
It was four MEN. Gosh .. You both sound like children!
Matthew January 26, 2013 at 06:57 PM
NO, you're incorrect. They said that the 4 men fled the scene of the crime, hate to break it to you but that is extremely typical of blacks to use such tactics. Anyone would leave the scene after stealing something.....but blacks just do it so much better then anyone else. Not being racist, just stating very true facts.
Kathleen Murphy January 26, 2013 at 08:44 PM
it was an inside job
Will January 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM
The purses are all around the store on the shelves so if you buy one, than they go in the drawers or in the back to get them so basically it's to easy for somone to take them. They call it snatch an grab they do it all the time pull it up on line
Will January 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM
They need better security, pay a security firm to work there they make more than enough money but they probably don't care cause insurance going pay for it anyway
sherrie January 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM
@Matthew well they learned from the best. They learned from a race that stole millions of people. Not being racist just stating true facts.
Donnell January 27, 2013 at 02:49 AM
not being racist just stating true facts you never know a person situation mostly if a person steal it because they are poor or broke... but whats the excuse for killing you own mom or shoot up a school full of kids or starting a cult and confusing god fearing people into having sex with each other and then commiting suicide....by the way what race were they?
Holton F. Brown January 27, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Donnell.. you know..thru out recent history .. the mass murderers..spree killers ... serial killers .. holocaust .. with a few exceptions (NYC Zodiac, eileen wernose, ft. hood, beltway snipers) .. all those "doing folks" were white guys...!!!
Julie January 28, 2013 at 03:31 PM
After talking with someone who was there at the mall that day, 4 men (I didn't think to ask their race) came in, spread out, asked to see some bags & then started grabbing. Every bag is NOT in a case, it did not appear to be an inside job, and when security tried to stop them, they were pepper sprayed. These kind of snatch & grab rings are always around. Where do you think some of the shady looking street vendors get their merchandise & can sell it so cheap?
Bobby 21212 January 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM
We need to ban pepper spray. Then the criminals would think twice about using it illegally.
Needaname January 28, 2013 at 11:05 PM
I was in a store one evening where the doors where LOCKED when a group of 3 came in. Two kids started going through the clothing racks asking the employees questions. The employees ignored me and paid close attention to 3 kids in particular. I just wanted to get out of there.
Kaori January 30, 2013 at 08:40 AM
"Where do you think some of the shady looking street vendors get their merchandise & can sell it so cheap?" Most of that stuff is counterfeit, which is how they sell it for cheap.
Kaori January 30, 2013 at 08:42 AM
Nothing you stated is a fact. Just your own inane, prejudiced opinion.
Kaori January 30, 2013 at 08:43 AM
No, the store clerk could not have followed the man out to the garage, because that would be against policy.
Needaname January 30, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Whaat ? Pepper spray was originally used to fend of purse snatchers, dogs, ect. I am relieved they used pepper spray and not a gun. If they do get caught, which I doubt, they would NOT be charged with armed robbery - a more serious charge.
Holton F. Brown January 30, 2013 at 02:18 PM
no on the street corner vendors .. these were either stolen to order ..or will end up on ebay or amazon ..

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