Police are searching for the three suspects.
Her operation included more than 20 “boosters” and netted $4.5 million.
Detectives have nicknamed him the “Hamburglar.”
The owner said his two stores have been hit by robbers more than once recently.
Nearly $4M in merchandise was seized from the ringleader, who was planning his own “department store” of stolen goods.
Police are investigating several similar crimes that have occurred in the region.
His assailant remains at large.
He enlisted thieves who wore "booster skirts" and electronic transmitters to thwart retailers' anti-theft systems.
Multiple people were involved; a 16-year-old suspect has been arrested.
They have targeted designer frames, including brands such as Cartier and Gucci.
Eyeglasses by Ray-Ban, Chanel, Gucci and Tom Ford were among the items taken.
"It ended up tearing the entire front structure of our store completely off," says the manager.
Security cameras caught footage of the suspects.
She recovered $650 worth of merchandise during the struggle.
Several Prada items were among the items stolen.
They hired an "army" of thieves, then flipped the stolen goods online.
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Vision Source has lost about $50,000 in merchandise in the burglaries.
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