A Brooklyn man has been arrested by the FBI and NYPD for allegedly sticking up a SoHo Chanel retailer in broad daylight earlier this month — then bragging on-line about bagging sufficient merchandise to “open a small boutique.”
Eric Spencer, 29, was taken into custody on theft expenses in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, prosecutors mentioned. He’s accused of main a four-person rampage by means of the luxurious items retailer on February 2nd, grabbing almost $200,000 price of wallets and luggage from the cabinets in full view of consumers and safety guard.
“What are you going to do? Shoot me?” Spencer allegedly advised a safety guard inside the shop whereas displaying the deal with of a gun. “No one contact me! Get every little thing! Seize every little thing!”
The NYPD beforehand mentioned that the Chanel incident was linked to a string of different robberies of Manhattan retail shops. The opposite three suspects seen in safety digicam video of the chaotic theft haven’t been charged.
Further safety digicam footage confirmed a person matching Spencer’s look sprinting by means of Wooster Avenue with the baggage, then coming into an Audi with momentary plates, prosecutors mentioned.
The case is being prosecuted federally, since Chanel’s merchandise have been manufactured exterior of New York.
Within the charging doc, an FBI agent mentioned that Spencer had prior run-ins with regulation enforcement. He was ordered held with out bail following a listening to in Florida.
In an announcement, US Lawyer Audrey Strauss mentioned that Spencer had “put the general public and retailer personnel in grave hazard when he dedicated a brazen daylight armed theft of a SoHo boutique earlier this month.”
Makes an attempt to achieve an lawyer representing Spencer weren’t profitable.