PARIS — Thieves made away with Hermès bags with a market value of more than 1 million euros, or $1.07 million at current exchange, in the robbery of a packaging and logistics facility northwest of Paris that was subcontracted to package them.
A police source confirmed that at 7:30 local time on Thursday, six individuals forced the manager of supplier CAMS in Le Plessis-Bouchard, who was alone at the premises, to load some 500 of the brand’s bags into a truck before fleeing in two vehicles.
The thieves, who were not visibly armed, were still on the run Friday afternoon, the police source said.
“The mode of operation suggests they were a well-prepared team,” he added.
The stolen merchandise includes both leather and canvas designs with respective retail values of between 500 and 5,000 euros, or $535 and $5,354, he said.
A spokeswoman for Hermès declined to comment.