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 workers, authorities stated.
They fled in a car and ranged in age from 14 to 18-years-old, the Santa Rosa Police Division stated. They had been carrying 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 procuring and leisure advanced 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 take care of more than 100 robberies involving suspects who observe their victims house from numerous elements of the town.
Over the weekend, retail outlets, pharmacies and hashish dispensaries had been ransacked all through San Francisco, close by Oakland and the encompassing suburbs.
In response to the rise in such crimes, Gov. Gavin Newsom authorized the creation of task forces to sort out the issue.
The Chicago space has seen comparable thefts as properly, together with one by which a Louis Vuitton store had between $100,000 and $200,000 in merchandise stolen final week.