HERMÈS accessories worth €400,000 were stolen from a van on Tuesday morning in Milan, after its drivers left the vehicle to go and get breakfast. The pieces were recovered by the police, but the brand decided to cancel a presentation planned for Wednesday as the collection is currently being held under investigation.
An Italian man has been arrested in connection with the robbery. Stolen items included the label’s luxury handbags.
The theft is the second in six months to have occurred in Milan’s Golden Quadrangle shopping district. In May, luxury Swiss watch shop Franck Muller, situated in Via della Spiga, was robbed by six people armed with clubs and petrol bombs.