SOHO — Six young men swiped more than $6,000 worth of leather bags from a Louis Vuitton shop in SoHo last week, breaking through the store’s locked door to make a quick escape, according to police reports.
An employee of the designer store at 116 Greene St. told cops that four men walked into the shop at 3:15 p.m. on March 30. Three of them tried to create a distraction while one grabbed three leather duffel bags, worth $2,070 apiece, police said.
The three men then blocked security from reaching their pal with the bags as they all tried to hustle their way out of the store through the front door, according to police reports.
Security quickly locked the exit, but two men waiting outside busted the door open, allowing the four alleged crooks to flee, police said. All six men took off running down Greene Street.
The whole frenzied robbery took about five minutes, police said.
Police were still looking for the suspects as of Thursday morning.
Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter in the 1st Precinct include:
► A woman stole a $2,650 leather jacket from a Balenciaga store at 138 Wooster St. on March 29, police said. An employee of the high-end shop said the woman — described by police as “very skinny” with an accent — asked to try on a pair of shoes, and when the worker left to get the supposed customer’s size, the suspect grabbed the jacket off the rack and ran out of the store.
► An employee of boutique Alice & Olivia at 72 Greene St. discovered $1, 672 worth of clothes missing from a rack that sits close to the shop’s front door on March 30, police said. The employee said the garments were there on Friday night, but when she checked on Saturday morning, two dresses priced at $440 each and two blouses worth $396 apiece were gone.
► A couple shoplifted a black Burberry handbag worth $1,792 from the British designer’s 131 Spring St. shop on April 1, according to police reports. Video surveillance footage shows a man taking the bag off a shelf and placing it into a shopping bag held by a woman. The pair then left the store, without taking anything else, police said.