A Rolex Store Was Reportedly Looted of $2.4 Million Worth of Watches in New York
It's been close to a week of protests following the death of George Floyd in the hands of police officer David Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And the movement has spread all over from Los Angeles to New York.
On May 30, things escalated in Oregon after a Louis Vuitton boutique in a mall was sacked, trashed, and looted. At least $85,000 (approximately P4.2 million) worth of goods had been stolen. A viral video shows a horde of people entering the boutique through shattered glass.
The same situation played out in New York on June 1 after looters managed to make their way into a Rolex store in SoHo. According to the New York Post, close to $2.4 million (approximately P120 million) worth of watches were stolen.
"The Rolex store is empty," a police source told the New York Post. "They stole like $2.4 million in Rolexes." Several other stores in the location were also broken into including the Apple, Chanel, Nike, and Lululemon stores.
New York City mayor Bill De Blasio has imposed a curfew of 8 p.m. in the city for the first time in 75 years.