For Immediate Release
Date: July 02, 2019 5:42 AM
Case Number: SR19-04551
Jewelry Store Burglary
On June 23, 2019 at about 3:20am, the San Rafael Police Department received a call from a person who heard an alarm going off at a building and subsequently saw four people running from the building, get into a vehicle, and flee the area.
SRPD Officers responded to the area and found the front door broken to Villa Jewelers at 1307 Fourth Street, San Rafael. The suspects entered the store and used force to attempt to break the jewelry cases. The suspects took several items from the store and fled the area in what was described as a gold Mercedes.
SRPD Detectives following up on the case obtained surveillance video from inside the store which captures the entire crime. The suspects are wearing ski masks and are unable to be identified from the video. They were described by the person who called SRPD as four black males, two of which were wearing a hoodie type of sweatshirt.
Through our investigation, we have learned that the manner in which this crime was committed matches several other crimes from other jewelry stores in the Bay Area.
We are encouraging all jewelry stores to remove merchandise from their display cabinets when they close at night.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: July 02, 2019 8:42 PDT by Lt. Dan Fink #447