In just four minutes, an organised gang reportedly stole more than 400 bags created for brands including Yves Saint Laurent. The thieves also caused property damage amounting to tens of thousands of euros.

Despite an alarm sounding and the police arriving after seven minutes, they were unable to stop the burglary. Production continues at Ares and police are investigating further.

An owner of the company told La Nazione: “We are dejected because we have never had any thefts until today. The period, in itself, it’s not the best and you will understand our concern. We wouldn’t want the big brands with which we work to think about interrupting or reducing commissions in the future but we can’t do anything other than adopt all possible supervisory measures.”

Source: La Nazione