Goods worth thousands stolen from Gucci in Aspen |

Goods worth thousands stolen from Gucci in Aspen

Two men stole about $17,000 worth of merchandise Sunday from the Gucci store in downtown Aspen, police said Tuesday.

The men — who spoke Spanish and may have been from South America — entered the store on Galena Street at about 4 p.m., said Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn. The men asked about men’s shoes and began trying on various pairs, he said.

The men bought two pairs of shoes using pre-paid Visa cards, then left the store. Afterward, employees noticed several items missing from the store, including handbags, gloves, a sweater and a jacket valued at a total of about $17,000, Linn said.

Police were called to the store at about 4:30 p.m., and three officers went around town looking for the men but could not locate them, he said.

One of the men was described as about 5-feet, 5-inches tall and heavyset, while the other was about 6 feet tall and dressed from head to toe in Gucci clothing, Linn said.

The men may have stolen the items while employees went into the back room for different shoe sizes, he said.

A supervisor at Gucci on Tuesday declined to comment.

Anyone with information about the men can call Aspen police at 970-920-5400.