HONOLULU – Thieves stole more than $1 million worth of Prada shoes, wallets and clothes from a local warehouse, police said.
Employees of the upscale clothier discovered the theft the day after Christmas as they prepared to move merchandise to department stores for after-holiday sales.
The thieves cut alarm-system cables and misdirected surveillance cameras, which matched a pattern of 18 other recent thefts in the area, according to police.
An employee at Prada headquarters in New York said Thursday the company could not respond until next week.
The wholesale value of the items was estimated at $650,000, police said.
Honolulu's property crime rates are historically higher than comparable mainland cities such as San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas, according to law enforcement statistics.
But burglaries fell in the first half of the year to 2,629, compared to 3,070 in the same period in 2005.