Police have released surveillance footage showing these fashion-conscious looters making off with $1.5 million in clothing from the high-end Soho store Celine.
The video captured at least six still-at-large looters grabbing pricey merchandise at the store — where blouses go for $1,700 — at about 11 p.m. on May 31, according to police.
Celine was one of many luxury Soho shops devastated by looting that took place as demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan to protest the May 25 Minneapolis police-involved death of George Floyd.
The morning after the police-released surveillance footage was shot, a Post reporter witnessed a man with a seemingly empty backpack stroll into Celine through a broken glass window.
“Is there anything left?” the man said before heading inside at 6:45 a.m. as three of his pals waited outside.
After several minutes, he fled on foot from the high-end clothing store after apparently filling his bag. His friends followed behind him.
In total, the Wooster Street store lost a total of $1,511,000 worth of merchandise, police said.
Anyone with information in regard to the identities of any of these individuals is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are kept confidential.
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