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Friday, January 3, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Smash and Grab Burglars Steal $120,000 to $230,000 From Department Store

     Police responding to a pre-dawn alarm December 31, 2013 at the Nordstroms at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia [California] found a smashed window outside and broken jewelry cases inside. Jewelry and designer women's handbags were missing, and the store's surveillance video showed three men wearing dark clothes filling bags with items from the shattered cases.

     The three fled through an emergency exit, setting off the alarm shortly after 4 AM….Store officials estimated that $100,000 to $200,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen along with purses worth between $20,000 and $30,000.

Bettina Boxall, The Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2013 

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