VIDEO: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Use SUV To Rob Escondido Jewelry Store


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A pair of thieves rammed through the doors of a local jewelry store in Escondido with a stolen car. Police say they took an undisclosed amount of merchandise and cash early Thursday morning (January 26), according to KGTV.

The Escondido Police Department says the smash-and-grab occurred at 1:36 A.M. at the Jewelry and Repair Center in the 300 block of W. Mission Avenue.

Officers managed to get ahold of surveillance footage of the entire incident.

In the footage, two people are seen using a white Volkswagen SUV to crash into the business before exiting the vehicle and running inside the store.

One burglar allegedly used an ax to break into display cases and stole jewelry and cash, according to KGTV.

Authorities believe the SUV was stolen out of Oceanside two days before the burglary.

KGTV reports that both burglars were described by police as Hispanic men; one wearing a gray Nike sweatshirt and sweatpants and the other wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans. Both men wore masks to conceal their faces.

The Escondido Police Department is asking the public to help them identify the burglars in the video. You can report any information to Detective Mike Martinez at 760-839-4739.


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