The Dennis Basso Boutique, a well-known store on Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, was robbed of millions of dollars in sable and chinchilla fur.
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Millions of dollars in a lush fur coats were stolen from a New York City store during a smash-and-grab robbery on christmas Eve.
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The glass front door of the Dennis Basso Boutique, a well-known boutique on Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side, was destroyed by the robbers, and a bee-line for the high-priced sable and chinchilla fur, according to Eyewitness News ABC 7. A manager of the store suspect that the bandits may have caused the shop to the front.
“They certainly knew where those pieces were hanging, because the first man ran straight to that area where the sables were held,” says the manager, who declined to give his name, told Eyewitness News.
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Store management also said that the packaging of the thieves got away with at least 20 large fur pieces, worth millions of dollars at the worst time of year for every retailer.
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Basso told Page Six, “it would be the largest fur heist in the city of New York.”
“This is the time that we sell those goods, and not selling is a problem,” the manager added.
No arrests have been made Monday afternoon.
Basso is a well-known design that suits many of the wealthy women of the Upper East Side. He is also known for the reduction of celebs like Paris and Nicky Hilton in an extravagant fur jackets and scarves.
The designer says that the heist resulted in a loss of millions of dollars worth of the articles.
“They knew what they were looking for,” Basso said on Page Six. “They broke the door to my Madison Avenue store, and 5 hours on christmas Eve and took only the most expensive sable coats.
“It would be the largest fur heist in the city of New York.”