Dior store ram-raided by balaclava-clad thieves
A Dior store in Melbourne's CBD has been ram-raided by balaclava-clad thieves overnight, marking the second robbery along the city's high-end fashion shopping strip in a week.
Police are investigating after a white four-wheel drive ute smashed through the Collins Street store about 3.20am.
Two men exited the vehicle and entered the store through the smashed glass window, armed with a crowbar or a similar weapon and yellow wheelie bins.
The pair loaded the bins with a stack of luxury designer items, including handbags.
The trio fled the scene driving east on Collins Street, north on Russell Street and were last seen travelling down Rathdowne Street.
A crime scene has been established as investigators work to value the items stolen from the store.
The theft follows a spate of other robberies on the designer shopping strip, with Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta ram-raided last week.
Thieves also made off with about $75,000 worth of goods from fashion boutique Berluti last month.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.