French luxury house Hermès has become the victim of a perfume robbery, reports WWD. Overnight between July 31 and August 1, thieves made off with a container of the brand's fragrances from a major shipping port in the north of France.
The container held over €450,000 ($601,902) worth of fragrance, according to a report by French news outlet 76 Actu. Thieves were able to target the Rogerville shipping port in Oudalle (located in the Haute-Normandie region of France) by using a tractor taken from the same sector. It is unclear if thieves were targeting the French luxury house and its perfumes; the area is the country's largest shipping port. An investigation is under way.
This is the latest in a string of high-end thefts in France. In April, the Dior and Céline boutiques in Paris were robbed of over $110,000 worth of goods, and in March the Colette boutique was robbed for over $800,000. The country has seen a steady increase in robberies since 2008.
We have reached out to Hermès and will update with any details. Calls to French police were not successful.