Man arrested in NYC smash-and-grab handbag robbery

Man arrested in NYC smash-and-grab handbag robbery

A crew of 5 thieves walked right into a Soho boutique throughout enterprise hours, and smashed show circumstances with a hammer earlier than allegedly grabbing $24,700 value of designer purses, in line with authorities.

Police chased down one of many alleged robbers — 25-year-old Ricardo Forde — after Thursday’s daylight heist at Rebag NYC, a high-end designer resale store at 390 West Broadway.

Surveillance video confirmed the crew enter the store about 4:50 p.m., after which shatter the show circumstances by swinging at them, in line with a felony criticism.

A hammer was used to interrupt the glass, in line with a prosecutor.

Staff and customers fled to the again of the shop in the course of the horrifying scene.

A witness referred to as 911, saying the robbers had been seen leaving the shop and getting right into a 2020 black Jeep Wrangler with Forde allegedly on the wheel, authorities mentioned within the felony criticism.

When an NYPD detective noticed the automobile and tried to cease it, Forde allegedly started driving towards visitors on West Broadway. The automobile crashed into one other automobile, after which into the detective’s automobile, injuring one other officer inside, the criticism says.

The detective noticed a number of folks run from the Jeep, leaving the purses inside. Forde was stopped by police as he ran north on Sullivan Road, the courtroom doc reveals.

He was charged with theft, grand larceny, assault and reckless driving amongst different counts.

Forde was arraigned in Manhattan felony courtroom Saturday the place bail was set at $25,000.

The theft was considered one of a number of latest ones at resale outlets that promote used luxurious gadgets.

It’s not the primary time the Rebag NYC retailer had been hit: looters made off with $375,000 value of products in a June 2020 theft.

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