Gucci gone: $24,000 purse pilfered from store display

AP News
Posted: Feb 21, 2017 4:25 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police in Charleston are looking for a suspect with expensive taste.

A police report says surveillance video shows a man walking into the local Gucci Store on Feb. 17 carrying what looks like a cane and heading straight to a yellow crocodile skin purse with a horseshoe design and a bamboo handle.

According to the report, the video shows the suspect using the cane to knock the purse onto the floor and behind a display case. Shortly afterward, he is seen going back to where the purse fell, picking it up and stuffing it under his shirt before walking out.

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The report says the purse is valued at $24,000, but was not for sale.

The Post and Courier reports that two accomplices distracted employees as the man made off with the purse.