ATLANTA (CBS46) – Video captures the wild scene as six masked men grab and steal thousands of dollars in clothing from an Atlanta store.
Kasson Smith, co-owner of Toussaint Namdi store, said: “From the moment they started picking up the items until they got out the door was 60 seconds, 60 seconds out. “It’s like a movie, as if you couldn’t believe it.”
In the video, you see men calmly entering and being greeted by a Toussaint Namdi employee before frantically tugging at their high-end suits.
“I believe it could have been someone who went into the store, looked at how it was set up, and found that it was pretty loose,” Smith said.
Many items in the store cost more than $1,000 each from designers like Gucci, Givenchy and Chrome of Hearts.
Smith said the thieves didn’t mind anything but clothes.
“They don’t take money and things like that. Not going to the back room, they just went straight to the clothes. We had iPads and things like that sitting right there, they just took the clothes. “
Fortunately, the two workers who were in the store at the time were unharmed.
“It’s a complete shock that someone would literally do it with a bunch of security cars parked right across the street with 24 hour security.”
#To exclude, to expel I talked to co-owner Toussaint Namdi about his gang of store robbers, breaking in and taking almost anything – even half a mannequin. Detail @ cbs46 #Atlanta #crime pic.twitter.com/k5SCCMlMf0
– Jamie S Kennedy (@Jamie_S_Kennedy) February 22, 2022
This is not the only store in the city with this type of crime, using a group of people to rob the store at once. A group of women wanted by the police bought wallets worth thousands of dollars from the Marc Jacobs store at the Lenox mall.
Smith said they had just replenished all of their inventory and couldn’t believe the thieves had even stolen part of the manakin.
He said the store is closed for now and only sells online, but they plan to reopen on March 17 in a much safer way.
“We’re definitely opening our doors with armed security and things like that, just need to be more wary of people coming in.”