If the Hermès resale market seems suddenly more flush in the near future, there might be a very good reason why: At the end of last week, a band of thieves filched 500 Hermès bags from a packaging and logistics facility outside Paris, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

The six thieves targeted the facility, CAMS in Le Plessis-Bouchard, because it had been contracted to package and transport the bags, and they chose a time to strike when the only person on the premises was the manager, whom they forced to load the bags onto their truck. Curiously, WWD also notes that the thieves were not visibly armed on surveillance footage. They are still at large.

The bags in question had individual values of up to 5,000 euros, or $5,354 at current exchange rate. That would seem to indicate that the stolen bags weren’t the brand’s most famous models–Birkins, for example, start at prices nearly twice that of the most expensive bag in the missing group.

This incident is the latest in a series of luxury goods robberies across the world, usually involving accessories, jewelry and timepieces that have rabid resale markets.

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  • shueaddict

    Evil eBay is not just for Olivia Pope?

  • Mya Wilkes

    500??!!!!!

  • Stina Sias

    Only in France…

  • T Tara Bagnista

    Inside job.

  • Jack Neill

    Where would they even sell these bags? With the tags anyone can pick them out in ebay or rakuten etc.

    • Elisa

      Asia

  • Averil

    Even that is too low a price for the Constance or Kelly…

    • INSTAGRAM SHANNA_BRUCH

      maybe it’s just 6 crazy women who are obsessed with hermes XD “they steal to wear it, not to sell it”:P

  • Tristan

    Alternate Title: “5 Hermes bags stolen” lol

  • Joyll

    I own 2 Birkins & my fiancé & I just had a good laugh about this!!! But honestly, it was an inside job & the manager was in on it & they only took the bags that would not be most expensive & therefore not a big deal for Hermes & the French police/Interpol to fuss over! They know they’re all insured so….

  • Christine

    Catch ‘m, hang ‘m and deport ‘m!

  • I hope they come to the DC area with them bwhwhahaha! Awww

    • Jamie Porterfield

      lol…hit me up and send one down to NC if they do ; )

      • I sure will for the price of following my blog :-)

  • kaly

    Sounds like there will be some HOT Evelyne’s for sale on Ebay soon…..

  • Elisa

    talk about baggage! The manager now has real baggage, good luck finding another job in France!