A video captures the moment at least ten people stole loads of designer bags from Neiman Marcus in San Francisco and fled undeterred.
Police are still investigating the incident and the suspects were already gone by the time they arrived.
Witnesses say that the store was about to close when the suspects came in, smashed display cases, grabbed the goods and left.
Last week, Target made the decision to close its San Francisco stores at 6pm - four hours earlier than elsewhere - and Walgreens shuttered 17 stores in the area because of shoplifting concerns
Shoplifting cases have been on the rise in San Francisco since charges of property theft less than $950 in value was downgraded from a felony to a misdemeanor in 2014.