Houston Hermès closes after thieves strike at luxury store
A front door imported from France was damaged and several high-end products were snatched by thieves at Hermès of Paris in the Galleria area, forcing the luxury retailer to close temporarily during the holiday shopping frenzy. CultureMap Houston reports that thieves made off with several high-end items and cleaned out the store, at 1800 Post Oak Blvd., in a matter of minutes.
Officers found that a front window and the front-door window had been smashed and the front door pried open. A number of suspects at least 12 took an unknown number of purses, priced around $7,000 each, and an unknown number of watches, priced $50,000 or less, along with other stolen items.
Surveillance video reportedly shows the thieves taking designer products from walls and tabletops, but the pricey Birkin bags were still in place, and that apparently didnt sit well with the robbers.
(A) source close to the store said that the most expensive, diamond-encrusted Birkin bags were in a locked safe, which the thieves were not able to access. Apparently enraged by not being able to find them, they extensively damaged the store.
Such a bag reportedly starts at around $8,000.
No further information on the stores reopening is currently available. The robbery follows an attempted break-in at a Galleria Louis Vuitton store over the weekend, CultureMap says.