Minivan smashes into Highland Park Chanel store, 6 suspects detained

DALLAS (AP) — Police detained six robbery suspects after a minivan smashed into a Dallas-area Chanel boutique and pricey purses ended up scattered along a street.

Formal charges were pending after Monday’s robbery of a Chanel store in Highland Park before the establishment opened for the day.

An alarm alerted police, who determined a minivan was driven through a display window and the suspects escaped with a number of handbags, fleeing in the vehicle and on foot.

Lt. Lance Koppa says police recovered a minivan believed used in the theft. A couple of Chanel bags, some selling for thousands of dollars each, were abandoned on the ground near the vehicle.

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Police searched yards near the Highland Park Village shopping plaza to look for other stolen and then discarded Chanel items.