Designer Handbags Nabbed from Neimans

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011  |  Updated 5:34 PM PDT
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Don't stand between a man and his bag -- especially if it's a luxury clutch from Neiman Marcus.

Two men "wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black jeans and black shoes" strolled out of the Neiman Marcus at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto with 13 Diane von Furstenberg purses worth approximately $7,500 on Saturday, the Palo Alto Daily News reported.

The men walked into the store around 3 p.m. and started putting the bags, worth $245 to $645 each, on their arms, "six purses on one arm and like three on another," according to a police spokesman.

The bold thieves then proceeded to walk out of the store. Neiman Marcus loss prevention officers gave chase, but gave up when the thieves fired pepper spray at the purse-guardian, the newspaper reported. There were no injuries, but the pepper spray gave enough of a cushion for the two men to escape in a black Chevy Impala with paper license plates, the newspaper reported.

The men remain at large.

Anyone receiving an expensive handbag for Father's Day should be immediately suspicious -- as well as in style.

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