Thieves raid NYC Sephora for $950 in perfume before attacking worker who tries to intervene: cops

The six suspects barged into the store on East 14th Street near University Place in broad-daylight March 7 and snatched up $950 in fragrances, cops said. 
The six suspects barged into the store on East 14th Street near University Place in broad-daylight March 7 and snatched up $950 in fragrances, cops said.

Six bandits stole over $900 in perfumes from a Union Square Sephora – then attacked a store worker who tried to stop them, cops said.

The gang barged into the store on East 14th Street near University Place at around 3:20 p.m. on March 7, then snatched up $950 in fragrances, according to the NYPD.

Employees intervened in vain, trying to grab the items back from the suspects, authorities said.

The bandits swept up about $950 in fragrances from the Union Square Sephora, cops said. NYPD
The bandits swept up about $950 in fragrances from the Union Square Sephora, cops said. NYPD
A worker was slashed while trying to stop the crew, police said. NYPD
A worker was slashed while trying to stop the crew, police said. NYPD

A 22-year-old male worker was punched in the face during the fracas, police said.

The thieves got away with the fragrances and the worker was treated for minor injuries.

Police released images of the still-at-large robbers, all of whom appeared to be men in their late teens or 20s.

The stick-up happened the same day that four brazen crooks barged into a Brooklyn Chanel store and stole $5,000 worth of merchandise, cops said.

The assaulted worker was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Google Maps
The assaulted worker was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Google Maps

The group of men stormed into the designer retailer on North Sixth Street near Berry Street in Williamsburg around 12:45 p.m. and asked the workers questions about random items, police said.

But instead of paying for anything, they grabbed items worth a total of $5,000 — and ran out, cops said.