NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A group of alleged thieves is on the run after using mace on security guards trying to stop them in Bloomingdale’s.
Police say the attack took place around 3 p.m. in the Louis Vuitton section of the famed Manhattan department store on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
CBS2’s Alice Gainer reports that two men and two women entered the area and took several pieces of merchandise and attempted to flee.
Three security guards struggled with the suspects and then one of the shoplifters took out mace and sprayed the store guards.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
One of the women has been arrested, but her three suspected accomplices got away.
The woman caught by police has been charged with 2nd degree robbery.
Police tell CBS2 it’s unknown at this time just how much merchandise was taken from Bloomingdale’s.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.