Robbers steal luxury Balenciaga bags worth fortune of R870k

Robbers steal luxury Balenciaga bags worth fortune of R870k

- The incident took place on Saturday at midday when the robbers entered the store and started collecting the valuables

- One is reported to have warned people in the store to avoid getting into trouble as he appeared to reach for something in his pocket

- The robbers then ran out of the store after the loot and police received reports of one acting like he had a gun

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Six robbers are reported to have stolen designer Balenciaga purses at a store in Manhattan, New York worth more than R868k.

According to The New York Post, the incident took place on Saturday, December 26, at midday when the robbers entered the store and made away with the loot.

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Police outside the store in Manhattan Photo: William Farrington
Source: UGC

The criminals reportedly stole 30 bags and during the heist and one is reported to have warned people in the store to avoid getting into trouble as he gestured like he was reaching for something in his pocket.

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The robbers then ran out of the store and police received reports of one acting like he had a gun at the same time they were escaping.

Briefly.co.za previously reported on a more positive incident where a man became a hero after driving a bus to safety following a robbery.

A brave young Cape Town man, Ashley Europa recently took things into his own hands after commuters were left stranded following a robbery that took place on a Golden Arrow bus in Hanover, Cape Town last week.

According to reports, the commuters were aboard the bus when suddenly three men decided to rob them, starting with the brave 24-year-old. After spotting the commotion, the frightened bus driver fled the scene, leaving the commuters stranded aboard the bus.

This is when the incredibly brave young Europa man decided to remedy the situation and get behind the wheel to drive the 30 to 40 relieved people to their specific destinations around the Cape Town area.

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IOL reports that Europa had lied to the passengers by saying that he had prior experience with bus driving, despite having never driven one before, in order to help them feel at ease.

According to the article, Europa has since asked the Golden Arrow Bus company to kindly offer him a job and replace the things that were stolen for him since he is the sole breadwinner in his home and also a father of one.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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