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Fearful NJ Shop Owner: Over $4,000 Worth of Louis Vuitton Purses Stolen, Business Operations in Jeopardy

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A consignment store owner in Marlton claims that she is afraid to operate her company after a guy stole $4,500 worth of Louis Vuitton bags from her establishment without paying for them. According to Michelle Doms Hogan of Second to None Consignment Boutique, it occurred on Thursday around the middle of the day.

“He was looking at them and, very non-chalantly calmly, picked up the three bags and just started walking towards the door,” Hogan recalled.

One of her employees can be seen attempting to stop the man on the security camera footage from the business.

“I asked him where he was going, and he said nowhere, and she said well, you can’t have those, and she kind of smiled and went to get the bags, and that’s when he pushed her out the door and ran around the back of the building, and I ran after him,” Hogan recalled. “By the time I got back into the building, he was gone.”

She made a 911 call. Police may also be seen coming on her security footage several minutes later.

Hogan remarked, “It’s scary because I can’t protect my store.”

She sells things for the proprietors of consignment shops and keeps a portion of the proceeds.

She claims that she will pay the two people who owned the pilfered suitcases.

“Roughly $4,500,” stated Hogan. “I don’t know with what’s been happening how much I’m going to be covered with insurance.”

Hogan has received inquiries from clients asking how she is doing.

Hogan enjoys being a secondhand store owner because she gets to spend times like these with her customers, but she’s starting to wonder if the risks are really worth it.

“It’s scary times, and I don’t know if I want to put myself at risk of something happening,” added Hogan.

Police in Evesham attested to the incident report. We asked for an interview with CBS Philadelphia to find out more about the inquiry. We have yet to get a response.

Caught on Camera: $30K Worth of Merchandise Stolen from Pitman Photo in Palmetto Bay

According to recently released CCTV footage, a group of determined robbers broke into a well-known photo supply company in Palmetto Bay and took more than $30,000 worth of cameras and equipment.

The burglary occurred at 12:52 a.m., according to business owner Lauren Elsea, who speaks with Peter D’Oench of CBS News Miami. on Thursday, December 2nd, and reported that the robbers had stolen 21 lenses and 10 cameras, totaling $32,000.

She said that on September 14, 2018, her business at 14321 South Dixie Highway was broken into, and many products were taken by the robbers. They haven’t been discovered, she claimed.

“In 2018,” she said, “we had a successful break-in and two attempted break-ins in that same year.”

Elsea asserts that she is a fourth-generation shop owner, having created it with her great-grandfather in 1928.

She said, “We were broken into through the front door, and they came in and stole everything out of the Sony showcase.”

She said, “It is a huge hit. Pitman Photo is a small business, and any small business that has a break like this with this level of damage, it is a very big hit. It is going to take a lot to catch up, and it is right before the holiday shopping season, so time is critical.”

She mentioned that her business is still operating and that she has insurance, but she was unsure of the extent of her coverage.

According to her, “They spent 10 minutes on the outside trying to break in through the glass trying to get in, and they were beating on the door. Once they came in, they were inside for less than a minute. They knew what they were after, and then they got it. The alarm system went off, and even though they were outside for 10 minutes, they were inside for less than a minute, so police got here really quickly.”

She has reported the burglars to Miami-Dade Police in the hopes that they will be apprehended.

Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers’ number to report information is (305) 471-TIPS (8477). Callers will stay anonymous and might win a prize of up to $1,000.

Elsea said, “I also want people to know that even though our front door is boarded up, we are open for business.”

The crime rate in New Jersey is 12.88 per 1,000 people; according to NeighborhoodScout 2017 had a robbery rate of 88.82 per 100,000 people, down 10.8% from 2016. Robbery rates decreased by 8.55% from 2015 to 2016 to 99.57 per 100,000 people. 2015 had a robbery rate of 108.88 per 100,000 people, which was 7.3% lower than in 2014.

According to macrotrends, there is an interactive graph showing the number of robberies per 100,000 people in New Jersey between 1979 and 2018.

  • In 2018, there were 71.44 robberies for every 100,000 people in New Jersey, which is 19.57% less than in 2017.
  • In 2017, there were 88.82 robberies per 100,000 people in New Jersey, a 10.8% decrease from 2016.
  • In 2016, there were 99.57 robberies per 100,000 people in New Jersey, which was an 8.55% decrease from 2015.
  • 2015 had a 7.3% decrease in New Jersey’s robbery rate from 2014 to 108.88 per 100,000 people.

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