Witnesses report masked men stole handbags from Manhasset’s Louis Vuitton store

Witnesses told NBC News that masked individuals stole 20 designer handbags from the Louis Vuitton store at the Americana over the weekend. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

Witnesses told NBC News that a group of masked individuals stole 20 designer handbags from the Louis Vuitton store in Manhasset’s Americana shopping center over the weekend.

According to the report, an undisclosed number of men in masks stole the handbags from the store in the middle of the day. Efforts to reach the store, Americana officials or the Nassau County Police Department were unavailing.

With a variety of high-end stores, the Americana is familiar with stores being robbed. In August 2020, two men from Queens reportedly stole more than $28,000 from the shopping center’s Dior store.

“The subjects removed merchandise and exited the store,” a police statement said. “The subjects fled from the scene in a Honda Civic with merchandise valued in excess of $28,000. A description of the vehicle was provided to police.”

Nassau County police officers said they located the vehicle “a short time later,” and after an investigation, the two men were placed under arrest without incident, with one found to be in possession of a substance believed to be heroin, police said.

The two men were charged with burglary and criminal mischief, with one being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Efforts to reach law enforcement for an update on that incident were unavailing.

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