“Hundreds of looters caught ransacking Soho Supreme store in wild video”
June 3, 2020 | 12:52pm | Updated June 3, 2020 | 1:07pm
More than 200 people descended around 1 a.m. Tuesday on the streetwear store amid ongoing and largely unchecked lawlessness in the neighborhood, according to Brooklyn-based artist WhIsBe, who filmed the encounter.
“It seemed like a very organized, disorganized group,” he told The Post on Wednesday.
WhIsBe said he had been out recording the George Floyd protests when he came across the group arriving at the store.
“They had just gotten there as well and were just starting to pry open the doors and rip the plywood off the window,” he said.
The group breached the shop — where sneakerheads commonly wait in line for the hottest new release — via the stockroom, he said.
“There were definitely some cars that they would load up when they were doing it,” he said. “Some of them put the clothes on and carried on looting other stores in their new outfits.”
The massive group spent around 20 minutes raiding the store, dispersing before cops arrived at the scene, he said.
“There was nothing left to take when they were done,” the artist said.
Supreme didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.