By Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
1:09 PM CST, December 6, 2012
Three men forced their way through the front door of a Jimmy Choo store on Oak Street and walked out with a "handful of handbags," according to police and store officials.
"The bottom line is that some individuals broke through the door and took a handful of handbags, a very small number of handbags, and did more damage to the store than the cost of the product," said Steve Speaks, vice president of finance and operations for Jimmy Choo.
The burglary occurred around 1:45 a.m., according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. "Two offenders pried open the front door. . .and all three remained in the store, removing various items," he said.
Speaks said fewer than 10 handbags, with a value ranging in price from $500 to $1,500 apiece, were taken.
Most handbags at the store sell for between about $1,000 and $3,000, according to its website. Shoes range from around $300 to as high as $3,000.
"It's more that they damaged our store and so we're trying to put it back into place," Speaks said. "Nobody was there, nobody got hurt. That's all we are concerned about."
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