ATLANTA, June 28 (UPI) -- A smash-and-grab mob of almost a dozen thieves plundered a clothing boutique in downtown Atlanta in an early morning robbery, police said.
Around 3 a.m. Tuesday the mob entered the Sole boutique after smashing out the front windows, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The thieves took off with shoes, jeans, t-shirts, jackets, hats and watches, and even stole the store mannequins, Sole owner Helene Senecharles said.
"We work very hard and put a lot in this store," said Senecharles, who opened the store four years ago about a block off Centennial Olympic Park.
"It's going to cost us an arm and a leg to put it back together," she said.
Store manager Charlene Carmichael, Senecharles' daughter, said surveillance video showed a white van pulling up with about a dozen people, believed to all be men, inside.
The suspects "had a terrorist look to them," she said. "They had white t-shirts tied around their heads, with eyes cut out so they could see."
The break-in left her feeling "violated," Carmichael said.
"Someone's come in and taken everything you work hard for. It's not a good feeling at all."