UNION SQUARE — A man was arrested after police caught him selling fake Burberry shirts near Union Square, the NYPD said.
Police spotted 51-year-old Roville Norman selling 10 faux Burberry shirts, with the brand’s classic checked design, outside of 853 Broadway near 14th Street at about 3:10 p.m. on Nov. 3, according to the police report.
Norman told a plainclothes police officer that the shirts were $15 apiece, prior to the officer arresting him, the NYPD said.
Prices of genuine Burberry checked tops range from $275 to $395, according to Burberry’s website.
The shirts Norman was selling appeared to be copies of Burberry shirts, but the tags had the brand "NORA" on them, instead of Burberry, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Police also noticed that the stitching on the shirts was uneven, as opposed to Burberry’s “excellent quality stitching,” according to the criminal complaint.
Norman was charged with trademark counterfeiting, the DA's office said. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Norman is due back in court on Nov. 8.