Saratoga Springs store reopens after brazen theft
The downtown Saratoga Springs store that had $100,000 worth of merchandise stolen early Tuesday morning has reopened.
Two people ransacked Lola Saratoga on Broadway, smashing the front door and taking expensive high-end handbags from brands such as Chanel, Hermes and Christian Dior at about 5 a.m.
Police are looking for two suspects who left in a dark-colored sedan and headed down Broadway toward Route 9 and Route 50.
The “closed” sign was taken down on Wednesday morning, according to a NewsChannel 13 videographer at the scene.
The owners posted a statement on Facebook saying that they are “absolutely devastated” by the theft.
“As a small business, our stores are our homes,” the statement said. “Everything within the stores is a reflection of the hard work that has been put in everyday for 10 years and an attack like this takes a financial, menta and emotional toll on all of us.”
The store owners went on to say that this is the second such theft in the past week and they are grateful that no one has been hurt.
They are encouraging people to shop online or visit its store at Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany.