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.