Thieves target luxury Banff store
Two men who broke into a high-end Banff store fled with thousands of dollars worth of pricey Louis Vuitton merchandise in their duffel bags.
The suspects entered the upscale luxury goods store in Cascade Plaza by accessing the window of a neighbouring vacant store early Friday morning, the RCMP said Sunday.
In fewer than 10 minutes, the men had filled a backpack and two duffel bags with items from the store, where leather purses can cost thousands of dollars.
Police estimated the value of the items stolen from the Louis Vuitton store at around $60,000. Investigators released video surveillance photos of the two men, hoping to generate tips from the public in identifying suspects.
The RCMP in the popular mountain town west of Calgary are also investigating the theft of two ATMs in the past month. They do not know if those thefts are connected to the Louis Vuitton heist.
On April 21, two men uprooted a Direct Cash machine from the lobby area of the Banff Gondola building on Mountain Avenue, and loaded it into an older model, black and grey Dodge Dakota pickup truck.
On Saturday evening, a second ATM was taken out of the back patio door of the Magpie and Stump restaurant and loaded into a vehicle. Video surveillance showed one of two male suspects loitering in the bar's entrance for about 15 minutes before the theft.