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Tanya-Marie Design Burglarized When Van Drives Through Storefront; $50,000 In Couture Dresses Stolen (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated: 05/23/2012 10:22 am

Tanyamarie Design Theft Couture

Just six weeks after moving from Coral Gables to the Design District, high-end boutique Tanya-Marie Design has been ransacked by couture-loving thieves.

Monday morning upwards of 5 suspects backed a van through the storefront at 4600 Northeast Second Avenue a little after midnight, reports CBS Miami.

They made off with $50,000 worth of merchandise and then transferred their high-fashion loot to another vehicle, abandoning the van a few blocks away.

"I know one rack was [worth] about $35,000 to $40,000 and that was one rack," building owner George William told WSVN 7. "That's actually the rack it seems that they went after."

Store security is currently working with police as surveillance video captured the burglary on tape.

"I have eight cameras and an alarm system," store co-owner Fred McLendon told Local 10. "I have great neighbors, I have at least five neighbors who came out and said they saw the whole thing."

Tanya-Marie sells "couture fashion with a personal touch," according to their web site. The line's dresses were recently featured in Pitbull's "Rain Over Me" video.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that George William was the owner of the store. He is the owner of the building.

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