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Victoria Beckham dresses stolen

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A delivery van carrying a collection of Victoria Beckham dresses to Heathrow Airport has been robbed by thieves, a spokeswoman for the singer-turned-designer confirmed.

She said Posh was "shocked and upset" to hear about the theft of the dresses destined for sale at Neiman Marcus in New York.

It is thought that the delivery van, which collected the dresses from the offices of 19 Entertainment, in west London, was followed by the gang as part of a planned heist.

The former Spice Girl's spokeswoman said the police were investigating the incident and added they hoped the spring/summer collection could be remade in time for delivery to Neiman Marcus.

The gang broke the van's padlocks, after which two men burst out of the back of the van carrying two large boxes of dresses as the driver returned from making a delivery.

Later the gang knocked down and barged past the driver, who was shaken after the incident.

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