CHATSWORTH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --Thieves stole $4.5 million worth of eyeshadow from a warehouse in the San Fernando Valley in late January, authorities announced Thursday.
The brazen heist occurred between Jan. 28 and Jan. 30, when the suspects broke into the Chatsworth facility by cutting through the roof, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division.
The burglars made off with more than 100,000 palettes of Modern Renaissance eyeshadow from the warehouse, which stored Anastasia Beverly Hills brand products, LAPD Cargo-Hijack Unit detectives said. The palette retails for about $42 each.
Karina Garcia, a freelance makeup artist for ABC7, said the palette is one of the most popular items from the beauty brand.
She urges consumers not to purchase palettes that will end up being sold on the black market.
"I stand really strong with not buying any kind of the name brand products on the street. So I just hope they know that they're contributing to something that we all lose out in," she said.
The company's flagship store is located on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills.
No other details about the theft were disclosed.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call police Detective Marc Zavala at (818) 832-7510 or Detective Jeannette Santos at (818) 832-7511.