H&M in Rome Robbed of $83,000 at Gunpoint

Of all the places one might rob in Rome, H&M may not seem like an obvious choice.
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Of all the places one might rob in Rome, H&M may not seem like an obvious choice.
H&M has opened a number of new stores this fall, including this one in New Orleans. Tyler Kaufman/Getty.

H&M has opened a number of new stores this fall, including this one in New Orleans. Tyler Kaufman/Getty.

Of all the places one might rob in Rome, H&M may not seem like an obvious choice. Perhaps that is why it worked for one robber, who, dressed as a security guard, forced an H&M employee to fork over 60 thousand euros (about $83,000) at the store on Monday morning. The store, located on Rome's popular Via del Corso, was opened less than two months ago.

H&M confirmed the robbery in an e-mail to Fashionista, noting that no one was injured and an investigation is underway. "We activated immediately the internal procedures to assist our employees with a psychologist, if needed," a spokesperson wrote.

WWD says that the Zara store located on the same street was also robbed in October, though the story appears not to have been picked up by English-language press.