Santa Rosa police are investigating a “smash-and-grab” theft on the Apple Retailer in Santa Rosa Plaza Wednesday morning.
Round 11:30 a.m., 4 younger males, probably between the ages of 14 and 18, entered the shop and grabbed over $20,000 price of merchandise earlier than fleeing, based on the Santa Rosa Police Division.
Surveillance footage reveals the group taking telephones from a desk close to the shop’s entrance.
They “have been out and in in a short time” and unlikely received far into the shop, Santa Rosa Police Lt. Jeneane Kucker informed The Press Democrat.
She mentioned police weren’t notified concerning the theft till 10 minutes after it occurred as a result of Apple’s in-house protocol.
She referred questions concerning the protocol to Apple, however firm officers couldn’t instantly be reached for remark Wednesday evening. An worker of the shop referred inquiries concerning the theft to the corporate’s company workplace.
“So far as I do know, they didn’t shut down,” Kucker mentioned of the shop.
A Sebastopol lady, who declined to present her identify, informed The Press Democrat she went to the shop round 11 a.m. and was about to go away half-hour later when alarms went off and folks started working towards the exit.
“I assumed it was a hearth or one thing,” she mentioned.
About 30 clients and a minimum of 10 or 15 workers have been within the retailer in the course of the theft, the girl mentioned, and it didn’t seem any of them have been injured.
Nevertheless, she added, “I used to be somewhat nervous to go the parking storage as a result of I didn’t know in the event that they have been nonetheless on the market.”
Wednesday’s theft on the Santa Rosa Plaza occurred on the heels of a sequence of brazen thefts that happened this previous weekend at high-end shops in Northern and Southern California. Bay Space cities reminiscent of San Francisco, San Jose and Hawthorne have been among the areas the place bands of “flash mob” thieves struck.
Within the East Bay neighborhood of Walnut Creek, a Nordstrom retailer was the positioning of an organized theft, which officers consider was dedicated by as many as 80 individuals.
There’s no phrase on whether or not Wedensday’s incident in Santa Rosa is related to any of the opposite current thefts.
You possibly can attain Workers Author Colin Atagi at email@example.com. On Twitter @colin_atagi