The burglary took place at about 4:18 a.m. but damage and stolen item estimates were still being compiled as of Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., police said.
Anyone with any information as to the identity of the suspects or their current whereabouts should contact Derry Township police at 717-534-2202. Dauphin County Crime Stoppers was also offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.
As upscale brands seek to enter or expand their outlet businesses and even produce merchandise specifically for that channel, they face an age-old dilemma: sales growth vs. brand exclusivity.
A duo of burglars broke into the Coach clothing and accessories store in the Hershey outlet mall early Wednesday morning and stole multiple items of merchandise, police said.
Surveillance footage from the store, located at 51 Outlet Square in Hershey, plainly shows one of the men kicking through the glass window at the front of the store. Once inside, the thieves nabbed "a significant amount of merchandise," loaded it into a waiting car and fled the scene, according to a a Derry Township police press release.
At Coach Inc., COH -0.11% its North American outlet business has grown to 60% of its retail sales in the region from about 30% in fiscal 2006, according to Cowen & Co. analyst Faye Landes. The number of items sold at its outlets has jumped to 73% of its North American retail business from an estimated 38% during the same period, Ms. Landes said. (Wall Street estimates that Coach's North America retail sales account for about two-thirds of its overall sales.
Police believe both suspects were men ages 20 to 30 and wearing dark hooded sweatshirts or jackets, jeans and sneakers. One of the burglars was white while the other was black, police added.
Detectives said the vehicle used in the burglary was a silver two-door car, but no license plate number had been obtained or provided by police as of 11 a.m.