Thieves steal $500,000 of items from Lee store
LEE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of an estimated half a million dollars’ worth of high-end leather goods from a Berkshire County store.
Police in Lee say three masked men broke into the Michael Korrs store at Premium Outlets between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday and stuffed leather handbags, purses, wallets and watches into garbage bags and backpacks before leaving through the back door.
The thieves disabled the store alarm and entered by breaking off the lock and forcing their way in.
The theft was caught on surveillance video.
Police tell The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/InXAXX ) the store manager discovered the break-in at 8:30 a.m. He estimated the cost of the stolen goods at $500,000.
Police think there may be a connection with similar break-ins at outlet stores around the Northeast.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com