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Dozens of looters who hit Manhattan stores during protests still at large

A group of individuals sought for looting the Rebag store in SoHo during protests on June 1, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Cops continue to look for dozens of looters who pillaged stores in Manhattan during the George Floyd protests two weeks ago. 

On June 11-12, the NYPD released videos and photos of thieves who used the marches as cover to get their hands on whatever they could at retailers in SoHo and Lower Manhattan.

One incident took place at 11:29 p.m. on June 1 at the Rebag store, a luxury handbag shop located at 390 West Broadway in SoHo.

Law enforcement sources said multiple individuals breached a secure front door and got inside the store. The looters wound up removing an estimated $375,000 in merchandise.

Video footage shows the pillagers going through an inventory room and walking away with boxes of goods and suit jackets left on a nearby rack.

 

The NYPD released on June 11 a photo collage of looters caught on camera inside the shop.

Police are also looking for the looters who pilfered the famed Macy’s department store in Herald Square, located at 151 West 34th St., at 9:40 p.m. on June 1.

Breaching a gate and a front door, law enforcement sources said, the thieves swiped $10,000 in merchandise before fleeing.

On June 12, the NYPD announced that they had identified one individual sought for questioning in the Herald Square looting: Romance Okane, 31, who stands 6 feet tall, weighs 190 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

Romance Okane

They also provided photos of several other individuals sought for the raid.

A third looting took place at 1:30 a.m. on June 1 inside the Thompson Finest Deli at 20 Thompson St. in SoHo. 

Cops said that multiple pillagers forced their way into the location through a front door and window and stole $9,700 in scratch-off lottery tickets.

Through an investigation, police determined that the looters tried to cash the winning scratch-off tickets later that morning at stores in Brooklyn, including the Shop Fair at 187 Troy Ave.; the Bravo supermarket at 1299 Fulton St.; and the Pacific Liquor store at 1647 Pacific St.

On June 12, the NYPD released photos of the suspects as they tried to cash the tickets in.

Several individuals are also sought for pilfering the Naked and Famous store located at 123 Grand St. in SoHo at 1:30 a.m. on June 1.

Police said the suspects breached a secured front door and removed $150,000 in property from the high-end clothing retailer, which specializes in denim apparel.

Anyone with information regarding these or other looting incidents in Manhattan can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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