A Northern California Apple retailer was focused by thieves Wednesday within the newest smash-and-grab theft as mobs proceed to commit brazen burglaries on retail retailers in a number of U.S. cities.
4 suspects walked into the Apple retailer simply after 11:30 a.m. in Santa Rosa, 55 miles north of San Francisco, and stole greater than $20,000 value of merchandise in broad daylight in entrance of consumers and employees, authorities stated.
They fled in a automobile and ranged in age from 14 to 18-years-old, the Santa Rosa Police Division stated. They have been sporting black clothes and masks.
The incident follows comparable burglaries involving dozens of suspects which have ransacked quite a few shops within the Bay Space and Los Angeles.
Hours after the Apple housebreaking, 5 suspects in Los Angeles stole about $25,000 value of merchandise from a Nordstrom contained in the Westfield Topanga mall and used bear spray on a safety guard. On Monday, one other Nordstrom at a well-liked purchasing and leisure complicated east of downtown Los Angeles was focused when suspects used a sledgehammer and different instruments to interrupt in.
The Los Angeles Police Division has additionally needed to deal with more than 100 robberies involving suspects who comply with their victims dwelling from varied components of town.
Over the weekend, retail retailers, pharmacies and hashish dispensaries have been ransacked all through San Francisco, close by Oakland and the encircling suburbs.
In response to the rise in such crimes, Gov. Gavin Newsom authorized the creation of task forces to deal with the issue.
The Chicago space has seen comparable thefts as properly, together with one through which a Louis Vuitton store had between $100,000 and $200,000 in merchandise stolen final week.