PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Thieves smashed display cases at a San Francisco Bay Area Bloomingdale’s and got away with $83,000 worth of jewelry, police said Thursday.
The masked crooks used rocks to break the glass doors of the store at around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, then smashed the cases and fled with jewelry and watches, police said.
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“These burglars wasted no time in getting in there,” police spokeswoman Janine De La Vega told SFGate. “They actually committed this burglary in a minute and 20 seconds.”
Police released video of the theft and said they were looking for two thieves and a getaway driver who fled in a 1990s white four-door BMW 3 series.
The same store was burglarized in 2015 when thieves drove a stolen sport utility vehicle through the glass doors and stole $125,000 worth of jewelry.
Three suspects were later arrested.
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