The owner of the world famous shoe brand, 53-year-old Italian businessman Cesare Paciotti, was robbed last Thursday in his villa in Civitanova Marche's hometown on the Adriatic Sea, the Russian legal and judicial information agency reports.
The attack was carried out by four armed robbers who, late in the evening, kept watch on a street cook who went out into the yard to feed the dogs. Having gained access to the house, the criminals tied Pachotti and his wife, and then opened the safe, which kept family jewelry, an antique clock and five thousand euros in cash. At the time of the robbery, there was also a little daughter Pachotti in the house, who was not yet a year old.
According to local journalists, as a result of the attack, the owner of the house received two small fractures, which were the result of a strong kick from one of the attackers.
From the crime scene, the bandits fled in one of the entrepreneur’s vehicles, which was then discovered in the vicinity of Civitanova Marche.
The investigation of the circumstances of the impudent robbery is carried out by the local unit of carabinieri and experts of the criminal police. Over the past few months, this is the third similar crime committed in the area against large entrepreneurs.
The shoe factory that marked the beginning of the Cesare Paciotti brand was opened in 1948 by the father of the current owner of the company, Giuseppe Pacotti. The family business was inherited by his children Paola and Cesare. In 1980, Pachotti Jr. became president of the company and launched the first line of luxury shoes under the brand name Cesare Paciotti. Soon the famous dagger appeared, which became its symbol. Cesare Paciotti's branded stores are currently open in Rome, Florence, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Moscow.