The lorry had picked up the collection from 19 management offices in West London where it was followed by thieves who, eager to get their hands on the pieces, had managed to break into the back of the van. The driver wasn’t seriously injured in the attack, but was left bruised and shaken as two men burst out from the vehicle carrying two large boxes of Beckham’s dresses.
“This operation was meticulously planned. The thieves must feel they can make a fortune selling the collection on the black market,” a source told the Daily Mail. “Victoria was informed straight away about the incident and was shocked and deeply saddened, although her first priority was the well-being of the driver.”