FONTANA ( — Authorities said thieves made off with approximately $10,000 worth of purses from a Dooney & Bourke warehouse in Fontana.

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Police said the thieves cut power to the warehouse before breaking in and swiping 20 boxes of the pricey handbags.

A Dooney & Bourke bag retails for as much as $500.

“When you find them stealing a lot of one item it’s usually because they’re going to go out there and resell them at a thrift store, a pawn shop, a swap meet, anything like that,” Sgt. Robert Morris said.

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The sergeant said thieves typically put their loot for sale on eBay or Craigslist.

The manager of the Dooney & Bourke distribution center said he thinks the suspects were a team of professional burglars.

Although power was cut, security cameras caught footage of the suspects. The center manager did not yet want to release the video.

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Fontana police urged people to call them if they see an unauthorized retailer selling new Dooney & Bourke handbags. They also said that if a deal on a designer item appears too good to be true it probably is: the item is likely stolen or counterfeit.