5 suspects wipe out jewelry store at Tanforan Mall in armed robbery, police say


A group of five men wiped out a jewelry store at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno on Monday night, police say mentioned. The incident continues a trend of armed robbery in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The five suspects, described as males in their teens to early 20s, entered the store, smashed several glass display cases with various tools, stole merchandise and fled the scene, the police department said. of San Bruno in a press release. statement.

The department responded just before 7 p.m. and said an unknown amount of merchandise had been stolen.

A similar armed robbery happened at another jewelry store in the mall on January 21, police say mentioned. In the previous incident, one of the suspects pulled out a crowbar and the store owner yelled at him to stop, police said.

The suspect ignored the request, smashing a glass display case with the crowbar before turning to the store owner and raising the tool as if to strike him, police said. The store owner pulled out a gun and pointed it at the suspect who fled the store and ran towards the food court, according to the police report.

Another suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the owner who brandished his own gun, police said. The male suspect with the gun and other members of the group fled to the JCPenney department store.

There were no injuries or firearms discharged during this incident. The owner has a legal concealed carry permit for the weapon, police said.

Anyone with information relating to either crime can call the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100.


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