NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – A Nashville consignment store owner says she chased suspected Louis Vuitton thieves. Then she found out the hard way that they were armed.
Designer Finds is a consignment shop that’s been in Green Hills for nearly two decades. On Wednesday, one of the owners encountered a scary situation. Because she is concerned for her safety, NewsChannel 5 is protecting her identity.
“After doing a bit of shopping and pretending to be shopping, they grabbed the bags and ran out, and I ran after them, which I shouldn’t do and don’t recommend,” said the owner.
Then it took a dangerous turn.
“When I got to their vehicle, the only girl in the passenger seat pulled me into the car, and at that point they said basically they were going to run me over, and the girl started the car. car, and we got down on the road, and they pulled out guns.”
Eventually, the victim escaped from the car.
“It wasn’t smart, but at least now I hope something will be done about it.”
The duo fled with two Louis Vuitton sports bags. She thinks they also visited the store the day before.
It was captured on their surveillance system:
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a group of women have taken over the place.
“Of course, we pay our shippers when things like this happen, but it’s frustrating. I don’t want my employees to feel uncomfortable coming to work. comfortable coming to work,” the owner said.
Now that she has had time to decompress, she wants to notify nearby businesses since the suspects are still there.
“It will educate more people. The police are involved, so maybe it will help get more police patrolling Green Hills.”
Metro Nashville Police Department officials said the getaway vehicle was a black or navy blue Chevy impala. If you have any information, call the police.