A group of thieves smashed their way into a luxury store on Madison Avenue Wednesday morning and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in Givenchy purses and clothing, police said.
“This usually happens in Soho, Balenciaga, Chanel… it’s much quieter here,” an employee, who asked not to be named, told The Post
“This is [the] first time at this store.”
The break-in happened just before 5 a.m. at Givenchy’s flagship store in Manhattan at 747 Madison Ave. on the Upper East Side, according to cops.
A group of men used a hammer to break through the glass on the front door and emptied out the shelves, stealing 39 high-end purses and two outfits, according to cops.
The group split up and jumped into two cars and took off, cops said.
Cops said the merch was valued at around $80,000.
The employee at the high-end retailer believed the robbery was due to a lack of police presence in the area.
“Before there were constant police patrols in this area,” he said. “There are a lot of jewelry stores here. There was constant contact [with police]. The police officers would stop by, ask how we’re doing. Now, they’re not here anymore.”
“Let’s hope for better times.”
The store next door was broken into in a similar fashion back in April when a pair of crooks made off with $70,000 in high-end merch from the Alexander McQueen shop.
Additional reporting by Craig McCarthy