Watches of Switzerland’s New York showroom has been looted overnight as protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota turned into mobs roaming streets of SoHo forcing their way into luxury stores.
Chanel’s boutique and an Apple Store were also among high end outlets targeted by the crowd.
Video posted on Twitter shows the Watches of Switzerland showroom on Green Street lit up and with its front door open as dozens of looters swarming in and out.
They do not appear to have stolen any watches, which will have been securely stored during the lock down.
Watches of Switzerland have not yet responded to a request for information and it is not known whether anybody has been injured during the raid.
In the New York Post, a store’s spokesman was quoted saying “no watches of any kind were stolen, as there weren’t any on display in the store. There were simply windows broken and some vitrines smashed.”
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