By the Daily Post staff
A crew of seven robbers took $50,000 in handbags from the luxury consignment store TheRealReal at 379 University Ave., just two weeks after 11 thieves took $100,000 in handbags from the Louis Vuitton store at the Stanford Shopping Center.
This latest heist was reported to police on Monday at 5:56 p.m. Police said their officers responded quickly, but the crew was already gone.
Five thieves entered the open store and began ripping handbags from security cables, police said. The store’s security officer attempted to block their exit, but they pushed him out of the way.
When he followed them out of the store, he encountered two additional suspects who had remained outside during the theft.
One of those suspects told the other to “pull the gun,” and that other suspect then told the security officer, “Don’t make me pull the gun,” according to police.
The security officer never saw a gun.
All seven suspects than ran east on University Avenue, and the security officer reported hearing tires screeching from vehicles on Waverley Street. No vehicles were seen.
Employees estimated that the crew stole about 20 handbags, with a total value of more than $50,000.
The security officer and another employee could only describe the suspects as black males in their early 20s. All were wearing face coverings and hooded clothing with the hoods up.
Police said they will not be releasing any surveillance images of the incident because the footage would not aid in the identification of the suspects.