UPPER WEST SIDE, NY – An Upper West Side man was sentenced to jail Monday for his role in a heist at John F. Kennedy Airport of more than 3,000 stolen Gucci items and more than 1,000 Chanel products stolen.
David Lacarriere, 34, was sentenced to up to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty in September to detaining more than $ 2.5 million in stolen designer Gucci and Chanel merchandise.
The designer goods were part of the May 2020 JFK robbery of more than $ 4 million in expensive designer goods.
Oscar Asencio, another participant in the heist, who was caught with jewelry, handbags, clothes, sneakers and other accessories, has already been convicted.
According to the charges, on May 17, 2020, forged documents were used to gain access to a cargo import facility at Kennedy Airport, a press release from the District Attorney for Queens Country read on the conviction of The career. “The team of thieves escaped with a shipment of high-end designer merchandise. Port Authority police recovered the abandoned trailer used in the heist on May 29, 2020, on 56th Road in Maspeth. Inside, police found only shipping pallets, shipping labels, packing materials and display cases. In an effort to clear the evidence, the trailer was sprayed with bleach . “
The investigative team eventually tracked down Lacarriere and his co-conspirators at a closed beauty salon in Jamaica, Queens.
On June 3, 2020, Lacarriere saw the investigative team watching what appeared to be a sale of some of the stolen goods. Lacarrière ran into the closed building of the beauty salon. The authorities quickly exercised a search warrant and rushed into the building themselves.
They found Lacarrière hiding in a closet, along with “mountains of boxes full of designer goods.”
In total, police found over 3,000 genuine Gucci items and over 1,000 genuine Chanel products. The value of all that was salvaged exceeds $ 2.5 million
“Millions of dollars in designer goods were illegally transported off airport property by a team of bandits who used fake freight forwarding receipts to gain access to an importer / exporter warehouse,” he said. Queens DA Melinda Katz said in a press release. “Keeping our Queens airports safe and secure is a top priority for my office. Two of the defendants have now been sentenced by the court for their role in this brazen heist. “