Police: Five men steal nearly $6K in handbags from downtown store

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are searching for five men following a 'flash robbery' at Saks Fifth Avenue in downtown Cincinnati.

Officers say that five men entered the store around 4:15 p.m. on March 24. The store is located in the 100 block of W. 5th Street.

Police say the men immediately went into the Louis Vuitton section and snatched almost $5,780 worth of handbags off the shelf and fled the store.

Authorities say the suspects entered a black Chevy Traverse bearing Illinois plates N722409.  Several hours after the incident, police say a similar theft occurred in Indianapolis using the same vehicle.

The suspects have all been described as being between 18-20 years old.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact authorities at 513-765-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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