MANHATTAN (PIX11) — A group of thieves were caught on video stealing $242,000 worth of Hermes bags from a Manhattan auction house last month, police said.

The incident occurred on March 7, when the thieves armed with hammers jumped out of a white Acura sedan and approached the window at Heritage Auctions around 4 a.m., according to the NYPD.

One of the bandits smashed the window of the store and pocketed approximately eight Hermes bags worth $242,000 before fleeing the scene, police said.

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