Feb 23, 2021
Armed robber who 'stole $190K worth of luxury goods' in brazen daylight robbery of NYC Chanel store is arrested after he 'bragged on social media that he could open a small boutique' with the high-end handbags
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Police nabbed Eric Spencer on Saturday, contending that he was part of a four-man gang that fleeced the Chanel Store in SoHo on Februar 2
Police nabbed Eric Spencer, 29, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, contending that he was part of a four-man gang that fleeced the designer store on February 2.
Shocking video from the daylight robbery, which occurred in the swanky SoHo neighborhood, shows the men enter the store before brazenly snatching bags and wallets off the shelves.
A female security guard claimed that one of the men allegedly lifted his shirt and flashed the butt of a pistol tucked into his waistband.
'Grab everything!' the same man reportedly yelled, before the gang fled the premises with $189,500 worth of goods.
The next day, Spencer purportedly posted to social media bragging about his designer loot, claiming that he had fleeced so much merchandise that he could 'open a small boutique'.
He flew to Florida sometime after the robbery.
Shocking video from the daylight robbery, which occurred in the swanky SoHo neighborhood, shows the men enter the store before brazenly snatching bags and wallets off the shelves
A female security guard claimed that one of the men allegedly lifted his shirt and flashed the butt of a pistol tucked into his waistband
Spencer's arrest was announced by the US Attorney's Office on Monday.
US Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement: 'Spencer allegedly threatened a store security guard by displaying the handle of his gun as he barked orders to his co-conspirators to ‘grab everything.’ Now the FBI and NYPD have grabbed Spencer, who is in federal custody and awaiting his day in court.'RELATED ARTICLES
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Spencer has now been charged with charged with one count of robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
He remains in custody in Florida, and will appear before a judge on Tuesday afternoon.
It is unclear when he will be extradited back to New York City.
The New York Post reports that Spencer has 32 prior arrests, including 15 felonies
The New York Post reports that Spencer has 32 prior arrests, including 15 felonies.
The NYPD believes the group who fleeced the Chanel store on February 2 are also involved at least 20 other robberies at high end outlets in Manhattan that have occurred since September last year.
Spencer has not been charged with any of those robberies.
'These criminals are capitalizing off of wearing these face masks, so it's extremely difficult to identify who these individuals are.' NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said about the spate of robberies earlier this month.
The suspects have shown a pattern of rushing the store then fleeing in rental cars, sometimes with the license plates switched or removed, that are not easily tracked.
'They go into the store, snatch things off the shelves and speed off with a blatant disregard for everyone around them,' Harrison said.
The NYPD believes the group who fleeced the Chanel store on February 2 are also involved at least 20 other robberies at high end outlets in Manhattan that have occurred since September last year
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Fitness fanatic! Ivanka Trump puts on another sporty show in tennis whites as she and Jared leave their luxury Miami apartment after being snapped jogging together over the weekend
Ivanka Trump is on a serious workout kick - heading out for a session on the tennis courts days after being snapped on a run with her husband Jared Kushner in the scorching Miami heat.
The 39-year-old First Daughter was pictured leaving her luxury Miami apartment in bright tennis whites on Wednesday morning, complete with a white baseball cap and sporty sneakers.
She was joined by husband Jared Kushner, 40, who matched his wife in a white polo shirt - but opted for smart gray chinos instead of sweats or shorts, likely meaning that he wasn't planning to join Ivanka on the court.
Ready to play: Ivanka Trump was seen leaving her luxury apartment in Miami on Wednesday wearing a $68 white tennis tank and matching $70 skort by Sofibella
Match point: The 39-year-old was joined by her husband Jared Kushner, who wore a white polo shirt and gray chinos
Also working? Ivanka walked out the doors with a coffee in one hand and a brown leather and woven straw bag carrying her laptop in another
Ivanka looked like a bonafide tennis pro in her $68 white tank and matching $70 skort by Sofibella when she walked out the doors with a coffee in one hand and a brown leather and woven straw bag carrying her laptop in another.
Her matching tennis set featured subtle light blue detailing on both the top and bottom for a pop of color. Her long blonde hair was pulled back in a ponytail, and she topped off the sporty look with a white baseball cap and sneakers.
Even though Ivanka was about to work up a sweat, she wore expensive jewelry, including a diamond tennis necklace and a watch with a leather band that matched her bag.
She also had on the red string bracelet that she has been wearing on her left wrist for years. Though she hasn't spoken about the purpose of the string, it does bear a resemblance to the type of red string that Kabbalah practitioners wear to ward off the 'evil eye.'
Like Ivanka, Jared had on a face mask and a baseball cap, though his was light blue. He also wore on a watch and a red string bracelet on his left wrist, and completed his look with brown walking sneakers.
The former White House senior adviser was carrying a black work bag — the same one that he was often seen leaving his Washington, D.C. home with when his father-in-law was president.
It's been an active week for Ivanka and Jared, who were spotted running together in the scorching Miami heat on Saturday.
Despite the soaring temperatures, which reached 79 degrees, they were grinning happily at one another while jogging along a busy path near their new Florida home.
Ivanka looked thrilled to be back in the Miami heat after having made a quick trip to New York City a few days prior, making stops at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and her mother Ivana Trump's townhouse to drop off a belated birthday gift.RELATED ARTICLES
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Confusing: Jared, 40, paired his white polo with slate gray chinos and brown leather walking sneakers
Memories: The former White House senior adviser was carrying a black work bag, the same one that he was often seen leaving his D.C. home with when his father-in-law was president
New life: The couple relocated to Florida after former President Donald Trump's exit from the White House, and they are currently residing at Arte Surfside, an exclusive oceanfront building
Clearly unfazed by the warm weather, she donned an all-black workout outfit, pairing leggings with a figure-hugging tank top and matching sneakers. She paid tribute to her former home city by adding a black New York Mets baseball cap, which helped to shield her face from the glare of the sun.
She injected a bit of glamour into her look with the addition of a diamond necklace and a simple ring on one finger, but she otherwise went jewelry-free, leaving her large diamond engagement at home.
Jared also wore a cap for the run, as well as a gray T-shirt, patterned gray shorts, and black sneakers. The couple exchanged wide smiles and chatted as they jogged along the crowded path, which was full of people who were out enjoying the sunny day.
At one point Jared appeared to be giving his wife some advice, holding out his hands and exhaling deeply, as though he was encouraging her to breathe more calmly.
Ivanka was breathing heavily as she jogged along and looked very flushed. Both she and her husband looked as though they had worked up a serious sweat during their workout.
They are known to be dedicated runners and have been spotted jogging together on multiple occasions since the family relocated to Florida at the start of the year following President Donald Trump's exit from the White House in January.
It is a tradition that they also kept up during their time in Washington, D.C., where Ivanka and Jared — who both served as senior advisers in Trump's administration — were frequently seen jogging around their upscale neighborhood together, under the watchful eye of several Secret Service agents.
On the move: On Saturday, Ivanka and Jared were seen enjoying a run together in the scorching Miami heat - which reached highs of 79 degrees Fahrenheit
Fun in the sun: Last weekend, Ivanka and Jared spent a day on a charter yacht with their kids, and Jared's father Charles, 66
No agents were pictured with Ivanka and Jared on Saturday, however.
The couple appears to have quickly settled into Miami life along with their children, who are all attending a local private Hebrew school that is located just a short drive from the Trump-Kushners' new condo.
Last Sunday, the family spent the day soaking up the sun on a chartered yacht in Biscayne Bay, where Ivanka was seen showing off her enviable figure in a black bikini while jumping off the back of the boat and into the water with her nine-year-old daughter Arabella.
Ivanka's sons — Joseph, seven, and Theodore, four — were already playing on a raft in the water when their mother and sister took the plunge.
The family was also joined by Jared's notorious father Charles Kushner, who was jailed for 14 months in 2005 after pleading guilty to 18 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering, and making illegal campaign donations.
In December 2020, Charles received a full pardon from his son's father-in-law — former President Trump — before he left office.
At the center of the trial was the revelation that Charles had hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, who at the time was cooperating with federal officials in an investigation into possible campaign finance violations committed by Charles.
The real estate developer then filmed the encounter between his brother-in-law and the woman, who was paid $10,000.
Jared and Charles, 66, were photographed sitting on the back of the boat while they watched Ivanka and Arabella jump into the water, though the latter was on a phone call and appeared to be preoccupied.
The former First Daughter had on a sporty, yet skimpy two-piece that showed off her curves, while Arabella donned a hot pink one-piece with a ruffle top and goggles on her head.
Brrr: Last week, Ivanka made a quick return to the Big Apple, where she was pictured making her way into Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue on Wednesday
On the go: She was also seen out and about in New York City on Thursday with her Secret Service agents in tow
Outfit of the day: Ivanka was dressed casually in a chambray shirt, black turtleneck and jeans when she stopped by her mother Ivana townhouse to drop off a belated birthday gift
The little girl excitedly held her mother's hand as they jumped together while her younger brothers watched them. Both mother and daughter had wet hair, suggesting that they had had already been in the water earlier in the day.
Like Arabella, Joseph was also wearing goggles, and he had on a rash guard to protect him from the sun's rays.
While he sat comfortably on top of the blue raft, Theodore was in the water holding onto both the boat's ladder and the corner of the raft.
The chartered boat featured the Turkish flag and was named 'Alara' — which, in Turkish mythology, is the name of a water fairy.
Ivanka was later seen walking around the top deck of the boat with a towel wrapped around her waist while a shirtless Jared was laying in the sun in his swim trunks.
The former White House advisers seem to be enjoying their relaxed life in Miami after leaving Washington, D.C. and moving to the Sunshine State in January.
Since their move, the family has been seen scoping out their local neighborhood near their luxury apartment in Arte Surfside, which has an average rental price of nearly $47,000 per month. Its penthouse sold for $33 million to an unnamed private equity executive from New York earlier this year.
It has been reported that the couple has leased the apartment for a year while they build a more permanent property on a plot of a two-acre plot of land they purchased on Indian Creek Island — also known as the 'Billionaire Bunker' — for $31.8 million last year.
Ivanka and Jared's temporary apartment is located just over an hour away from Trump's Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago, which is where he and wife Melania are now living with their son Barron.
Ivanka's younger sister Tiffany is also understood to be looking for a home in Miami, and it was reported in January that her older brother Don Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle also hope to relocate to the Sunshine State.