Authorities in California are investigating a robbery at Macy’s in Walnut Creek on Saturday morning, with three suspects stealing high-end watches before fleeing the scene, officials said.
The Walnut Creek Police Department said “three black male suspects” entered the store at Broadway Plaza Shopping Center at 10:48 a.m. when they began “smashing jewelry display case with a hammer.”
The suspect, all wearing hoods and masks, stole valuables to disrupt clearly identifiable elements and fled the scene.
Last year, dozens of suspects looted Broadway Plaza Nordstrom in what witnesses described as blatant theft, similar to “in the movie.”
WCPD PIO Lt. Holly Connors said the suspects in Saturday’s robbery were seen fleeing in a white old model 4-door Honda sedan.
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Walnut Creek police said no Macy’s employees or customers were injured in the incident.
“Massey is still listing the damage and estimated costs to repair the damage,” Connors added.
WCPD is investigating the incident and no additional details have been provided.
Broadway Plaza is located in the downtown area of Walnut Creek and includes several high-end stores, including Nordstrom, which was looted late last year.
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About 50 to 80 robbers entered the store before 9pm in late November and snatched the goods and fled, police said.
Witnesses described the confusing robbery as “crazy.”
# Breaking About 25 vehicles recently blocked the road and ran into Walnut Creek Nordstrom carrying goods before speeding into the car. At least two people were arrested at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/AG3R94M9L3
– Jodi Hernandez (odJodiHernandezTV) November 21, 2021
California suffers from recent smash-and-grab looting, including
Many thieves and robbers a Princess Bride Diamonds Jewelry Store located in Bella Terra Mall Before workers physically confront thieves at Huntington Beach.
… The robbers smashed the display case with a hammer K Jewelers in Bray Mall, Near downtown Los Angeles, before the goods were stolen and fled.
Thieves broke in “Heart of Gold” jewelry store in San Jose Before leaving with goods worth more than $ 100,000.
The robbers broke into the house and stole 5 million worth of goods Beverly Hills Jewelry Store, Luxury Jewels, After entering the store in broad daylight with a sledgehammer.
A trio of unscrupulous thieves stole from A. Permanent 21 at the Los Cerritos Center in Los Angeles And then the Sephora store in the same shopping center.
Some residents attribute such robberies to the liberal policies pursued by district attorneys.
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For example, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diane Becton, who includes Walnut Creek, has instructed her own prosecutors to consider the “needs” of robbers in theft cases.
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Becton asked investigators to determine if the theft was for “financial gain or personal need” before charging, local news outlet East County Today reported.
Anyone with knowledge of the Walnut Creek crime is encouraged to call WCPD at 925-943-5865.