Security Video Shows People Raiding NYC Macy’s During Floyd Unrest

NEW YORK (AP) -
Macy’s Herald Square store on boarded up after a night of looting and and social unrest following George Floyd police brutality protests in Manhattan, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Security video shows more than a dozen people ransacking Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan last week during unrest over the death of George Floyd.

The video released by police Tuesday shows two people smashing a glass door with a hammer and baseball bat on the night of June 1 at the Herald Square store. Others are seen prying open a revolving door before entering and grabbing purses and other goods.

One man appears to stuff merchandise into a garbage bag.

In all, police released security photos of 15 people. They said they made off with about $10,000 worth of merchandise.

Macy’s has said the damage to the store can be fairly easily repaired.

Retailers in New York City have been given permission to reopen, but only for curbside pickup of merchandise or delivery. Macy’s hasn’t announced plans yet for when customers can return to its flagship department store.