Minivan smashes into Texas Chanel store, 6 suspects detained

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Monday, January 18, 2016
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DALLAS, TX -- Police have detained six robbery suspects after a minivan smashed into a Dallas-area Chanel boutique and about 50 pricey purses were stolen.

Some of the high-end bags, known for selling at thousands of dollars apiece, ended up scattered on a street Monday morning.

Highland Park police Lt. Lance Koppa says charges are pending after the robbery of the Chanel store before it opened for the day.

An alarm alerted police, who determined a minivan was driven through a display window and the suspects escaped - fleeing in the vehicle and on foot. The van was later found abandoned, with some purses dumped on a road, as police nabbed the suspects.

Koppa says police recovered some of the swiped bags. Investigators are trying to put together a loss estimate.

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