Moment nine thieves smash a showcase with hammers in a jewelry store during a brass robbery

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Nine-man California hammer gang force their way through an entire display of glass jewelry and run away with thousands of dollars in jewelry

  • A group of nine people were captured entering the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store at Sun Valley Mall and smashing glass windows and stealing jewelry
  • Pictures show the group, all dressed in black outfits and masks from head to toe, except for one thief all in white, smashing the glass showcase with hammers
  • Police say jewelry store workers attempted to intervene but were “held back” by thieves with hammers who kissed all of the jewelry
  • Customers inside the mall said they heard gunshots, but police said it was actually the sound of hammers breaking glass










Surveillance footage captured the moment nine thieves smashed the window of a California jewelry store in a brazen theft.

Police said at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday, a group of nine people entered the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in the Sun Valley Mall and began breaking windows and stealing jewelry.

Security footage shows the large group, all dressed in black outfits and masks from head to toe except for one all-white thief, simultaneously smashing the glass screen repeatedly with hammers.

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Pictures show the group, all dressed in black outfits and masks from head to toe, except for one thief all in white, smashing the glass showcase with hammers

Police said a group of nine people entered the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in the Sun Valley Mall and began breaking windows and stealing jewelry.

Police said a group of nine people entered the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in the Sun Valley Mall and began breaking windows and stealing jewelry.

Mall employee Edwin Garcia, who works at a Claire’s store directly across from Iceberg Diamonds, said he witnessed the incident.

“A group of people came in, maybe there were six or seven people with hammers and smashed the windows,” Garcia told ABC 7 News.

Police said jewelry store workers attempted to intervene, but were “held back” by the hammer-armed thieves who kissed all the jewelry before police arrived.

Garcia said he saw an employee try to intervene but then stop.

The glass display, which has been repeatedly smashed with hammers, is seen as a result of the theft

The glass display, which has been repeatedly smashed with hammers, is seen as a result of the theft

Police are still looking for thieves who robbed the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store (pictured) at Sun Valley Mall

Police are still looking for thieves who robbed the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store (pictured) at Sun Valley Mall

“I think one of the workers tried to grab someone but I guess he chose not to because you never know what can happen,” he said. “Then they fled very quickly. ”

Customers inside the mall said they heard gunshots, but police said it was actually the sound of hammers breaking glass and no shots were fired During the flight.

Garcia also thought he heard a gunshot during the chaos.

“At first I thought it was a gunshot, it was just the hammers,” he said. “For me personally, I stay out of this.”

The police are still looking for the culprits.

The incident comes amid a wave of thefts in the Bay Area.

As of October 31, San Francisco Police had received reports of 810 break-ins or attempted break-ins this year in the jurisdiction of the Mission District Police Station, an increase of 13 percent from the same time period. last year, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

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